Eye on Travel – Istanbul, Turkey – October 8, 2022

This week’s broadcast of Look at the journey comes from Istanbul, Turkey. Peter has all the latest updates, including how you can help the people of Southwest Florida as they try to recover and rebuild. He will also report on the long-awaited new FAA rules on flight attendants and crew rest. Arnie Weissmann, editor of Travel Weekly, describes how airline ancillary fees are skyrocketing right now and that low-cost carriers are making more money from these fees than from ticket revenue. Ralph Radtke, General Manager and Regional Vice President of Ciragan Palace Hotel Kempinski, emphasizes the importance of authentic customer service and how to serve guests who choose to be more active post-pandemic. Archaeologist Mustafa Kocak talks about Congress’ new discovery in Patara, Turkey, and what they are now learning about this ancient civilization and their reliance on the port. And Amir Eylon, president and CEO of Longwoods International, on their latest research findings on American travelers — and why the nomadic lifestyle that emerged during COVID is here to stay. There’s all that and more this week Look at the journey.