06/01/16 – Women Who Travel

LTR’s June showcase, Women Who Travel, recorded May 20 reflects a growing trend in Tour & Travel. It’s a fact, more women are traveling for business and pleasure than ever before both in the U.S. and abroad. We heard from a half-dozen presenters who asserted, however, that traveling solo is the way to go. You’ll hear it from them, June 1-30.

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Guests – Our thanks to the following individuals who helped make this show a winning combination for us:

Wayne V.Lee, Pres., Wayne’s World Media Group
Wayne markets world-wide destinations for the travel trade, along with media and consumer relations for companies here in the U.S. He’s been involved in a number of capacities with the ETC, the EQ and the national tourism offices of Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary,Croatia, Antiqua & Barbuda, and most recently the Philippines. He’s also VP of ASTA’s NY chapter.


Zeny C. Pallugna, Director Tourism, Republic of Tourism, The Philippines, New York
Zeny heads up the New York office of the Philippines for Tourism. In her capacity she is responsible for Tour & Travel programs, along with Advertising & Promotion, and Public Relations. She also develops travel programs for travel agencies and tour operators in the U.S. and deals with travel initiatives for conferences and conventions to her homeland.


Cassandra Tomkin, CEO, Cross Cultural Solutions
Cassandra is liaison for 14 CCS agencies in the U.S. and abroad.. In her capacity she develops travel programs for volunteers who organize itineraries in their respective countries. She a passionate world traveler having covered over 60 countries in the last 25 years of travel. For more info on CCS e-mail Cassandra at:


Kay Showker, Pres.,The Smart Traveler
Kay has authored 15 travel guides and has traveled to more than 150 countries over the last 50 years. She spent 10 years as an editor for Travel Weekly, national travel trade pub and has appeared on CNN, ABC,CBS, NBC, and The Travel Channel. Her recent books,The Unofficial Guide to Cruises, The Outdoor Travelers Guide to the Caribbean, and Caribbean Ports of Call are best bets for women. e-mail Kay at:


Jessica Festa, Pres., NYC Tours & Photo Safaris
Jessica is a NYC licensed tour guide and creator of Jessie on a Journey, a popular travel blog and the on-line tourism pub, Epicure & Culture. As President of NYC Photo & Safaris Jessica has been able to showcase her tour guide programs with actual footage of destinations she’s favored over the years including Slovenia, Naimia, Bhutan, Columbia and Okinawa. e-mail:



About The Author

Michael Zufolo, Producer/Co-Host of Let's Travel! Radio

Michael has been an active player in Media Relations and Marketing for the past 30 years with stints at The New York Times, Forbes, WOR Radio, TV Channel 11, Attenzione Magazine, et.al., and with participation in the Caribbean Tourism Org.,/ CTO, the Pacific Travel Assn./ PATA, the Foreign Press Assn./ FPA, and the International Society of Travel Writers/ ISTR. Libra/ America, his latest signature, provides travel opportunities to VIP travelers and groups world-wide. Let’s Travel! Radio is an extension of his experiences.

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