Sunday May 26, 2020
What an awesome show this was. We learned about American Cruise Lines from Linda Heckman, Big Muddy Adventures from Roo Yawitz, and OB Clark's from Joe O'Brien! Did you miss it? Click here to listen to the full recording!
Sunday May 17, 2020
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- Founder Directions Tours
DIRECTIONS Tours Founder, Tod DeHart, began working in the hotel hospitality industry in the early 1990's. After graduating with a degree in business and communications from the University of South Alabama in 1994, Tod began his travel career in leading world-wide group tours across the USA and beyond. In a few short years, he would span the country and to places afar including Africa, Europe, Mexico, Caribbean, South/Central America and Canada. Every mile giving him more experience in group travel and the logistics of making a successful journey for all. In 2001, Tod founded DIRECTIONS Tours with much pride, dedication and passion of travel and those who would entrust him to travel with. Today, 26 years later, Tod has seen many changes in the travel industry, travelers and technology - which has made the world a more accessible place - but insists that there is nothing more life changing and enhancing than physical travel itself. He always says "anyone can take anyone anywhere" - but when traveling with DIRECTIONS "we make it right - never compromising itegrity, quality, experience, value and professionalism."
Sunday April 5, 2020
We are getting used to being LIVE each week. What fun we are having! This weeks show was all about Golf. We hope that you enjoyed it and if you didn't get a chance to listen LIVE, here's the link for the full recording of the show! Click here.
- Founder of Dunbar Golf Tours
Founded in 2007, Dunbar Golf Tours is a family company, owned and managed by Marc & Sandra Dunbar. Our principal aim is to send our clients home happy and to exceed their expectations in all areas from service to value for money.
Marc & Sandra live in Dunboyne, about ten miles from Dublin and have three young boys, Conor, James and Niall so the future of Dunbar Golf Tours is in good hands.
With twenty years’ experience in the golf travel business, we realise that each of our clients have different expectations and requirements from their golf trip and we strive to understand these completely before delivering a first rate golfing experience, second to none.
Dunbar Golf Tours specialise in golf vacations in Ireland and Scotland but also programme golf trips to England, Wales, Portugal, Spain and South Africa.
- St. Louis Lawyer
Mr. Bonacorsi is a long time friend & client of Pat Blassie. He is also an avid golfer and member of Bellerive Country Club.
- Assistant Director to
Sunday March 29, 2020
This week on The Altair Travel Show, Pat & Heidi went LIVE again! Sherry Norris joined them in studio and they talked about all things Cardinals! All 2021 Cardinals Cruise information was released and they shared some pretty fun stories about past cruises. McGraw Milhaven called in and discussed a fantastic Grand Canyon trip that he took with Altair a few years back!
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Click here for the recording of the full show.
Sunday March 22, 2020
This week on The Altair Travel Show, Pat & Heidi went LIVE! With the world changing every second right now, it was decided that a LIVE show was the way to go. Pat wanted to be sure to provide everyone with the most up to date information possible. Jeff Drew decided to join in the conversation again this week along with Marci Neu, Business Development Manger with AmaWaterways. Click here for the full recording of the show.
Sunday March 15, 2020
This week on The Altair Travel Show, Pat & Heidi were joined in studio by Jeff Drew. Jeff has been in the travel industry for more than 35 years. Christian Leibl-Cote also called in to discuss what's going on in the travel world right now. Click here for the recording of the full show.
Keynote Speaker/Moderator/Master of Ceremonies
Jeff has had an incredibly successful career in the travel industry. His career started in the late 1970s with Maritz Travel, leading him to a position handling incentive travel at Lakewood Travel in Boulder, Colorado. In 1981, he transitioned to the cruise industry, a move that would prove to be a very significant one. He was hired by Norwegian Cruise Line as a sales representative working out of Boulder. He built a strong business selling charter cruises and was promoted to Director of Sales for the West Coast. In 1986, Jeff, interested in trying the tour business, and accepted a position with Classic Hawaii as a Regional Director. While at Classic Hawaii, Jeff began speaking at conferences and knew this was what he truly loved. Jeff moved to Seabourn, giving him his first experience in luxury cruise sales, he with his speaking engagements at conferences, seminars and road shows. After Carnival purchased Cunard and merged with Seabourn, moving Jeff to Miami, he became interested in moving back to his home town of St. Louis, Missouri. He accepted a position with Intrav, which offered small ship and riverboat cruising. In late 2003, Jeff was hired as Senior Vice-President of Sales for Oceania. Jeff stayed with them as they flourished until 2012, then accepted a position to head up the sales department with a new river cruise line, American Queen Steamboat Company. After helping them grow into a very successful line, Jeff retired in 2014. And now, he is doing what he’s loved since the first time he took a microphone in his hand; speaking to groups of people and entertaining them.
Senior Vice President of Global Business
- Collette Tours
As Senior Vice President of Global Business, Christian is responsible for strategic global partnerships and new business development. In this role, he delivers exceptional service to Collette’s travel partners. He is also responsible for leading the business and growth efforts in our international offices located in Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada. Christian joined Collette in 2007. He holds an MBA from Babson College and a Bachelor’s degree in business from the University of New Hampshire.
Sunday March 8, 2020 - Inaugural Show
The Altair Travel Show premiered on Sunday March 8, 2020 on The Big 550 KTRS. Heidi and Pat discussed River Cruising, Coronavirus, Alaska, and Rocky Mountaineer, with special guest Jeff Bont, who is the national sales manager for Rocky Mountaineer. Didn't get a chance to listen? Click here for a recording of the full show.