The League of American Communications Professionals (LACP) has announced the winners of the 2008 Spotlight Achievement Awards which includes honoring the website www.sabrams.com with the Bronze Overall Award for Best Website, announced on October 26, 2008.
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The eleventh annual presentation of Excellence Awards presented by the NRI Institute in London, England, and sponsored by one of the oldest legal firms in the UK, Gullands Solicitors, honored Surjit Babra, CEO of the SkyLink Travel Group for his professional excellence and philanthropic activities. The event, which took place at London's Radisson SAS Portman Hotel, focused on honoring people of Indian origin, living in India and abroad, for their outstanding achievements and excellence in their endeavors. Babra, whose firm's international headquarters is based in Toronto, Canada, was present to receive the award.
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Lanesborough, MA (October 2, 2007): The first group of residents of Lanesborough, County Longford, Ireland, is expected to arrive in Berkshire County on October 9, 2007, as the result of the Sister Town relationship between that Irish community and Lanesborough, Massachusetts. The official signing of a proclamation creating the relations took place first in Lanesborough Town Hall in Berkshire County in July 2006 and the document was hand carried to Lanesborough, Ireland by Stephanie and Mark Abrams, Lanesborough residents, where it was countersigned at their town hall on August 31, 2006.
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Focused on her Travel Fairy Godmother mission to provide unique travel experiences for people who might not get to special places in the world without her assistance, nationally syndicated radio show travel expert Stephanie Abrams waved her magic wand this summer and created trips for a group of 12 needy children and their chaperones to San Diego for 9 days in August and a trip to Ireland for an 81 year old Benedictine Nun and her traveling companion for 11 days who returned to the US on September 17th . Abrams explains that her mission is to provide children with opportunities to raise their horizons and to understand that their lives can be any way they want them to be by introducing them to places where natural beauty and evidence of humanity's finest accomplishments abound.
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September 9, 2008 (New York City)- Anything that takes hassles out of traveling is of interest to Stephanie Abrams, nationally syndicated radio travel expert and host of Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams and Traveling Feet. When Abrams heard about Pathfinder Luggage's newest product, a computer carry-on case that is designed to meet TSA standards, allowing those traveling with laptops to leave their computers inside the luggage carrier during the security inspection process, she contacted the company's Executive Vice President, Ron Davis, to learn more about the product. What she learned convinced her that this was a product travelers need to know about, offered to test the bag on her impending trip to Mexico, and reported that she rejoiced at every TSA security checkpoint as she left the computer in the luggage and sailed through JFK, Mexico City, and Guadalajara Airports on her latest trip.
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Travel media expert Stephanie Abrams announced plans today to create a segment on her two nationally syndicated radio shows and her award-winning website, www.sabrams.com, to begin May 31st and June 1st on Traveling Feet and Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams, respectively, where value-added incentives provided by tourist boards, hotels and resorts, car rental companies, railroads, cruise lines and other travel industry suppliers will be featured.
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May 13, 2008: Stephanie featured in Television News Broadcast as Travel Expert supplying advice to Summer Travelers conscious of the rising costs of Travel.
April 28, 2008: Travel Expert Radio Show Host Stephanie Abrams Shares 10 Reasons to Visit and Top 10 Things to Do in St. Croix in Live Broadcast from Carambola Golf and Country Club.
The premier syndicated radio show travel expert host of Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams, broadcast coast-to-coast on the Business TalkRadio© Network, aired yesterday's edition live from the Club House of the Carambola Golf and Country Club in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. Abrams' visit completes the trilogy of broadcasts from the USVI, having aired shows from St. Thomas and St. John in January, 2008.
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April 28, 2008: Berkshire Crowne Plaza Hotel in Pittsfield, MA Gets $2 Million Renovation to Ballroom, Banquet Space, Fine Dining Rockwell's Restaurant and Dewey's Poolside Pub.
Nestled in the heart of Berkshire County, two hours' drive from Boston and New York City, is Pittsfield, Massachusetts where the surrounding Berkshire Mountains are best viewed from the 14-story Berkshire Crowne Plaza Hotel. The Berkshire Common Corporation, owners, plan a $2 million renovation for the grand ballroom, banquet facilities and two of its three restaurant facilities. The Underground Pub, located in the hotel's shopping arcade adjacent to the health spa, will remain open to serve guests' food and beverage needs during the renovation
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April 23, 2008: Sisters of Mercy Honor Radio Show Host Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams at 9th Annual Evening of Mercy Fundraiser at NYC's Yale Club Planned for May 14th
The Sisters of Mercy Mid-Atlantic Community will honor nationally syndicated radio talk show host and travel expert Stephanie Abrams at their 9th Annual Evening of Mercy gala cocktail reception that raises monies to fund scholarships, Mercy ministries and retirement needs of older sisters. The event takes place May 14th at the Yale Club in NYC.
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April 23, 2008: St. Croix Rolls Out US Virgin Islands Grand Slam Welcome at Carambola Golf and Country Club for Radio Show Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams.
After three weeks of live broadcasting of the nationally syndicated radio shows Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams and Traveling Feet from the US Virgin Islands of St. Thomas and St. John in January, 2008, travel expert radio show host Stephanie Abrams returned yesterday to the USVI to complete her trilogy of visits with upcoming broadcasts from St. Croix.
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April 21, 2008: Berkshire Crowne Plaza Hotel in Pittsfield, MA Gets $2 Million Renovation to Ballroom, Banquet Space, Fine Dining Rockwell's Restaurant and Dewey's Poolside Pub
Nestled in the heart of Berkshire County, two hours' drive from Boston and New York City, is Pittsfield, Massachusetts where the surrounding Berkshire Mountains are best viewed from the 14-story Berkshire Crowne Plaza Hotel.
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April 1, 2008: Norman Rockwell Models to Share Memories At High Tea At Pittsfield, MA's Berkshire Crowne Plaza Hotel April 3rd Celebrating the Life of the Artist
Norman Rockwell's models will share their memories of working for the late artist at a special High Tea to benefit the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA. The High Tea will be held at the Berkshire Crowne Plaza Hotel in Pittsfield, MA, Thursday, April 3, starting at 4 p.m.
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At a fireside meeting at Beech Hill County House Hotel's drawing room in Derry, Northern Ireland, nationally syndicated radio talk show travel expert Stephanie Abrams met yesterday with 1998 Nobel Peace Prize Winner John Hume, during which Hume clearly stated his endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President of the U.S.
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January 28, 2008: The 2008 New York Times Travel Show Presented by American Express February 29 - March 2 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, NYC.
The New York Times announced today the fifth annual Travel Show to be held Feb. 29 to March 2 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Presented by American Express, is one of the largest trade and consumer travel shows in the country with over 30,000 attendees and 500 exhibitors. The Travel Show offers on-site booking, special travel discounts and opportunities to win trips from leading airlines, cruise lines, resorts and tourism boards from around the world. New at this year's show is the Wedding and Honeymoon Pavilion with the latest trends and destination ideas for couples. more>>
For Travel Show news and updates, please visit www.nytimes.com/travelshow.
January 23, 2008: Berkshire Crowne Plaza Hotel Creates Serenity Spa Experiences Starting SuperBowl Sunday in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Boston, MA-January 11, 2008: The words ‘SuperBowl Sunday' don't conjure up thoughts of serenity, unless you're referring to the unique choices available on February, 3, 2008 at the Berkshire Crowne Plaza Hotel in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in the heart of the Berkshire Mountains. more>>
February 23, 2008: Sisters of Mercy's Annual Evening of Mercy To Honor Nationally Syndicated Radio Show Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams at NYC's Yale Club in May, 2008
Sister Camille states that, “Stephanie Abrams has been selected for reasons beyond her undeniable competence and professional expertise which have been recognized by her inclusion as a Project Big Apple Pearl Honoree for her signature business legacy, by Travel Agent Magazine's list of the ‘100 Most Powerful Women in Travel,' the multiple awards won by her official website, www.sabrams.com, her recognition by Ireland's Saint Patrick Centre as an Honorary Friend of St. Patrick, and is further testified by her membership on allied boards of directors.Click here to read the full story.
January 23, 2008: Berkshire Crowne Plaza Hotel Stirs Up Elegance with “Hats, Gloves, High Tea & Thee” to Benefit Berkshire Historical Society at Arrowhead, Herman Melville's Home.
Only the bears are hibernating in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts, according to Travel Expert and nationally syndicated radio show host, Stephanie Abrams, who notes, “the hills are alive with the sound of spoons stirring up excitement in Pittsfield at the Crowne Plaza Hotel!” more>>
January 23, 2008: ‘Tis the Season to Support the Community at the Berkshire Crowne Plaza Hotel in Pittsfield, Massachusetts with the Introduction of its ‘Give Back' Program.
In keeping with its philosophy of strong community support, the Berkshire Crowne Plaza Hotel, in Pittsfield, in the heart of the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts, announced the implementation of its ‘Give Back' program, designed to provide a donation source for bona fide charitable and non-profit organizations. more>>
January 13, 2008: Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams in US Virgin Islands for ‘Marathon Broadcasts' from St. Thomas and St. John, Announces Plans for Live Remote Broadcasts from St. Croix
When Stephanie Abrams planned live broadcasts from the US Virgin Islands, she knew that twelve hours of broadcasting wouldn't be sufficient to cover all the alluring aspects of America's unique tropical paradise. more>>
January 7, 2008: Canadian Border Travel Update. New Document Requirements Beginning January 31, 2008
-repost from the Connect2Canada Team
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Department of State (DOS) remind the traveling public that as of January 31, 2008, all adult travelers will be required to present proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate, and proof of identity, such as a driver's license, when entering the United States through land and sea ports of entry. more>>
One of the emerging features of modern Ireland is the fact that more and more towns around the country are hoping to extend their social and cultural horizons by twinning with towns and areas around the world. Have you ever wondered what those towns, whose names you see on road signs around the county, are really like? In the first of a new mini-series which will discover some twinning relationships that Longford towns are associated with, Stephen Feeney describes Lanesborough, Massachusetts who have just set up a twinning agreement with Longford's very own Lanesborough. more>>
30, 2007: Talk show host makes
By: Captial 9 News Web Staff
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Renowned Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams broadcasted her show "Traveling Feet" from the Rensselaer Rail Station on Saturday. The nationally syndicated show reaches about 2 million listeners.
28, 2007: National travel
broadcaster to air six shows from Virgin Islands
By LYNN FREEHILL
Friday, December 28th 2007
For the second time in as many months, a travel expert with a nationally syndicated radio program will broadcast live from the U.S. Virgin Islands. Stephanie Abrams, host of "Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams" and the featured travel authority on "Traveling Feet," will transmit six shows from St. Thomas and St. John resorts during January. more>>
26, 2007: Ten Reasons Why Your
Next Trip Should Be to the US Virgin Islands. . . and a Bonus
By Stephanie Abrams
I am convinced that US citizens don't really take proper advantage of having our own tropical paradise, the US Virgin Islands (USVI) in our backyard! And from things I read about how little cruise passengers, who stop off for a day of shopping and not much else, experience because of their focus on shopping with little time left to explore this truly beautiful and uniquely special destination, I'd like to overview for you: Ten Reasons Why Your Next Trip Should Be to the US Virgin Islands . . . and a Bonus Reason! more>>
25, 2007: Travel Expert Radio
Show Host Stephanie Abrams Issues 10 Reasons to Visit The US Virgin
Islands in 2008.
Boston, MA- December 25, 2007- While travel expert Stephanie Abrams prepares for six live broadcasts in January 2008 from the US Virgin Islands, people ask why she has chosen the USVI for her nationally syndicated radio show Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams, heard coast-to-coast on the Business TalkRadio© Network on Sundays, and Saturdays' nationally syndicated Traveling Feet where Abrams appears as the travel expert. Abrams responds, “Just being asked the question proves the USVI is a misunderstood destination! It's going to be a challenge to cover the subject in six two-hour broadcasts! ” Abrams hopes her broadcasts, starting January 5th , will motivate travelers to stay in this American tropical paradise. more>>
December 17, 2007: Radio & TV Show Host Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams Announces 2008 Plans to Take Shows on the Road with January Broadcasts from USVI.
Travel expert radio and TV show host Stephanie Abrams announced today the schedule for 2008 remote broadcasts of the nationally syndicated radio shows Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams and Traveling Feet and TV's JetSet411. January 2008 kicks off with six broadcasts from the US Virgin Islands with two shows each from the Westin St. John, St. Thomas' Marriott's Frenchman's Reef and Bolongo Bay Resort. The three properties were chosen to highlight the wide array of accommodations and facilities, uniquely different locations and appeal to various budget capabilities, requirements and needs of different niche market sectors. more>>
December 5, 2007: Druids Glen Golf Resort (Marriott). Newtownmountkennedy, County Wicklow, Ireland.
Druids Glen: whimsy, fairy dust, mystique and awe. more>>
PALM BEACH, ARUBA (December 3, 2007) – On Saturday December 1, Aruba Marriott's beach bar, WAVES, provided the unusual and truly Caribbean décor for a special live broadcast of the radio talk show “Traveling Feet”. With a breathtaking backdrop of a turquoise ocean, radio host Stephanie Abrams broadcast her show on the Aruba Marriott beach and invited a variety of Aruba's hospitality experts. During her two-hour radio show on Saturday a national audience of 3 million listeners in the United States were educated in a fun way about all the good things Aruba has to offer as a destination for family vacations, golfers, weddings, groups and couples. more>>
November 30, 2007: Born to wander - Stephanie Abrams builds a media empire on travel lust. By Clarence Fanto, Special to The Eagle
From a compact studio and office in the underground complex of the Crowne Plaza Hotel, travel guru Stephanie Abrams presides over an expanding multimedia empire. She hosts two nationally syndicated radio talk shows each weekend; her Web site is a cornucopia of archived video and audio segments and advice. more>>
November 16, 2007: HAWAII SUPERFERRY TO COMMENCE MAUI SERVICE ON DECEMBER 1. Special one-way inaugural fares starting at $29. Infants (up to 2 years old) ride free.
Hawaii Superferry today announced it is commencing service between Oahu and Maui on December 1 with an inaugural $29 one-way fare. The $29 one-way passenger fare will be good for all voyages between Oahu and Maui December 1 through December 20, 2007. more>>
October 4, 2007: Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams Creates Market for Berkshire County, MA Tourism through Twinning Lanesborough, MA with Lanesborough, Ireland. The Irish are Coming!
Asked about the effects on tourism of creating sister city/sister town ties, radio show travel expert Stephanie Abrams, host of the nationally syndicated radio shows Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams, Traveling Feet and the television show JetSet411, remarks, “I have listened to people say that you cannot create market; you have to divert market from other places. While it is possible to steal market-share, when you create market you own it because it is unique to you.” Abrams explains that the exercise of creating the sister towns relationship between the two Lanesboroughs, one in Berkshire County, Massachusetts and the other in County Longford, Ireland, is an object lesson in how to bring in tourism by creating a new market. more>>
October 2007: "Where 'Matrix' Meets the Airport: Do You Want to Fly Clear?"
A new service has begun to expand at US airports known as Clear. Clear's service is to give priority treatment to pre-screened and pre-approved travelers. more>>
Fall 2007: Dogs Rule. . .and Sheep Should Respect That!
On a recent trip to Ireland, I had the distinct pleasure of attending a sheep herding competition held in a field in a town called Clonbur in County Galway, Ireland. Held in conjunction with a fair and a sheep-sheering contest, the stars of the day were clearly the Border Collies that were entered by their proud owners in a contest that demonstrated the power of dogs over sheep! more>>
September 12, 2007: Stephanie Abrams Travel Expo Travel Expo at Tanglewood bridges gap between travel and music.
The Stephanie Abrams Travel Expo at Tanglewood has bridged the gap between travel and music with a free piano concert on Saturday, September 15, 2007 from 10am to 4pm. Read the full story here.
June 14, 2007: Travel Fairy Godmother Stephanie Abrams Sends Teens from Giving Tree Outreach's Homeless and Needy Kids Rescue Program from Tucson to Ireland for Three Week Visit. more>>
Now that you've arrived in the remarkable city of Boston and you've experienced everything from walking the Freedom Trail, whale watching on a boat cruise at the the England New England Aquarium, taking the amazing Boston Chocolate Tour with Old Town Trolley, and attending a Boston Symphony Orchestra or Boston Pops concert at historic Symphony Hall, maybe you're ready to widen your horizons around Boston and visit some of my favorite places outside of this fabulous city! Here are the Stephanie Abrams 10 Top Picks for making your trip to Greater Boston even greater! more>>
May 31, 2007: Ireland West Airport Knock celebrates inagural flights from JFK and Boston. more>>
March 01, 2007: Stephanie Abrams to Become Honorary Friend of Saint Patrick more>>
February 20, 2007:Persistent Visions Catapults sabrams.com to Bronze Award for Best Website from League of American Communications Professionals 2006 Spotlight Awards. more>>
February 16, 2007: The 2007 New York Times Travel Show Presented by American Express February 23 - 25 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. more>>
February 14, 2007: The 2007 Winner of Best in Show at the Westminister is an English springer spaniel named Diamond Jim. He beat Bill Cosby's terrier for the title. more>>
October 15, 2006: "Renowned Bronze Sculptor, Andrew DeVries, Heads for Lanesborough, Ireland with Gift from Lanesborough, MA with Help from Radio Show Travel Expert, Stephanie Abrams". more>>
October 8, 2006: Nationally Syndicated Radio Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams Advises, "Head for the Hills of Berkshire Mountains for Fall Foliage and Sandy Duncan's 'Mame'" more>>
October 3, 2006: On Sept. 29, Congress passed language to extend the deadline for the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI). Here's what the extension means for passport requirements for U.S. citizens. more>>
October 3, 2006: Lanesborough, Mass., has links to Lanesborough, Ireland. more>>
September 25, 2006: Effective Sept. 26, 2006, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will adjust its airport security screening procedures as follow. more>>
September 21, 2006: Thai Coup d'etat update. more>>
September 20, 2006: Thai coup d'etat. A day of unrest and then back to business as usual. more>>
September 13, 2006: Patrick Smith, airline pilot, author, and air travel columnist, is available for interview to discuss the regional jet accident in Kentucky – what appears to be America's most deadly air crash in almost five years. Patrick was a regional airline pilot for seven years, and has written about air safety and the safety of smaller jets and commuter planes many times. more>>
September 11, 2006: Update of allowable carry-on and stowable luggage. Info provided by Department of Homeland Security. more>>
August 29, 2006: Learn more about what's happening in Thailand. September 24th Thai boxing demonstration in Boston, MA. Surin Elephant Roundup planned for November 18 + 19. more>>
August 13, 2006: " THETRADESHOW" (Travel Retailing and Destination Expo) will launch the Consumer Day in Orlando Sept. 10, 2006. more>>
August 07, 2006: Important US Passport information. Make sure your passportis not expiring within 6 months or you will not be allowed to board a plane to any international destination including Mexico and Canada. more>>
June 26, 2006: - (repost) "The Boston Globe Travel Show to Offer Trips, Special Travel Discounts & Packages, On-Site Booking Opportunities and Live Entertainment from Around the World". more>>
June 22, 2006: - Towns become twins. Lanesborough Ireland and Lanesborough Massachusetts, USA, closer than ever. more>>
June 02, 2006: Last Minute Travel Insurance Purchase Saves Injured Traveler a Fortune. Unexpected injury or illness while traveling can put a damper on a trip in a hurry but can also create lasting negative impact on the finances of the traveler, states Stephanie Abrams, leading radio show travel expert. more>>
March 01, 2006:
Deal of the Day
ONE OF THE GREATEST joys of traveling is experiencing the local culture — the food, the people, and of course, the goods. You'd be a fool, for example, not to return from your French vacation with a few choice bottles of wine or a rug from your trip to Turkey.
February 23, 2006: Dressed to Kilt! Nathan Warmack awarded Once in a Lifetime trip to Scottland, by the Traveling Fairy Godmother. more>>
February 20, 2006: -- First
airline cancellation compensation awarded
LONDON (eTurboNews) -- A British passenger has become the first to succeed in a court case based on new European Union regulations concerning compensation for cancelled flights. more>>
February 9, 2006: -- repost -- "Car Rental Fees Get Ugly"
YOU SCOUR THE WEB for a great deal on a rental car, only to be bombarded with miscellaneous fees and taxes once you reach to the rental counter.more>>
February 9, 2006: -
Cold comfort : For some, Hampton Beach's winter isolation is an attraction
By Taryn Plumb, Globe Correspondent | February 9, 2006. It's a bitterly cold midwinter afternoon, the kind of chill that gnaws at gloved fingers and stiffens joints into rusty hinges. more>>
February 8, 2006: -- CANCUN --This week Mexico Tourism Secretary Rodolfo Elizondo kicked off the start of the 24 hour per day, seven day a week dredging that will restore Cancun's beaches by April 30. The end result will be beaches of an average size of 27 yards along the 7.5 mile stretch from Punta Cancun south to Punta Nizuc. more>>
February 6, 2006: - MSC Cruises 2006-07 Caribbean Itinaries announced. more>>
Jan. 10, 2006: Stephanie and Fido Friendly Magazine unveil "Traveling Paws"! more>>
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Dec. 16, 2005: Radio show travel expert, Stephanie Abrams, expands her reach from her national presence in broadcasting to print with the January debut of a column in "travelgirl magazine." According to its publisher and co-founder, Renee Werbin, "travelgirl magazine is proud to welcome Stephanie Abrams to our editorial team." Werbin notes that Abrams' vast knowledge of worldwide travel destinations and her wealth of travel experiences will add "depth and insight to our publication. We welcome her wisdom and her expertise. She is one savvy lady and we are delighted to have her input and insights for our readers." more>>
Visit travel girl's website
December 1, 2005: It's a good idea to travel with the list of local emergency phone numbers for the countries you will be visiting. In some countries, the numbers for ambulance, fire and police services are different while in other countries one number is used to request all emergency services. You'll also note that there are there is either no telephone system or only local numbers are used which means you'd better find out at the beginning of your journey what the procedure is for getting assistance in the event of an emergency. Knowing this information in advance can save time, money, and more importantly, lives! Click here for a complete list of INTERNATIONAL EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS:
November 22, 2005: Sabrams.com wins 2005 Bronze Award from the League Of American Communications Professionals. more>>
Visit LACP's website
September 8, 2005: The Inn at Robert's Grove in Placencia, Belize, is one of the first resorts in Belize to offer in-room high-speed Internet access, priced at $16 per hour. more>>
September 8, 2005: THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS' Fall into America's Caribbean program offers a $200 air fare credit on bookings made by Nov. 15 for travel through Dec. 14. Travel through Oct. 31 includes the fifth night free and a complimentary room upgrade or continental breakfast. Agents also will earn a $25 booking bonus from the hotels. All participants receive a coupon booklet for discounts and savings valued at $500. more>>
September 8, 2005: THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY reacted quickly to set up fundraising initiatives for disaster relief and recovery for Hurricane Katrina victims in the Gulf Coast, including several Caribbean-based industry and tourism associations. more>>
September 8, 2005: AS EXPECTED , the State Dept. and the Dept. of Homeland Security proposed to extend by a year, to Dec. 31, 2006, the start date for a rule requiring a valid passport for re-entry to the U.S. for Americans returning by air and sea to or from the Caribbean and Bermuda, Central and South America, Mexico and Canada. Likewise, the start date for the same policy for those crossing U.S. land borders was pushed back to Dec. 31, 2007. The deadline for comment on the proposed rules is Oct. 31. more>>
September 6, 2005: Radio's Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams Assists Crowne Plaza Pittsfield-Berkshires in Launching Western Massachusetts Hurricane Katrina Relief Benefit Program. more>>
16, 2005: BOSTON, (PRIMEZONE)
-- Business TalkRadio(tm) Network's Executive Vice President,
Jeff Weber, announced that the network's weekly nationally syndicated
show, ``Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams!'' whose host is recognized
as a global travel expert, is now available for iPod downloading.
While the radio travel show is broadcast to affiliate radio stations
coast-to-coast, weekly on Sundays in the 7pm to 9pm EST time slot,
it is also simulcast live on the Internet. Following each show's
airing, it is archived at the network's site (http://www.businesstalkradio.net)
for four weeks prior to its permanent archiving at Abrams award-winning
where past shows dating back to July 2002 can be heard in a unique
audio archive. more>>
August 15, 2005: Stephanie Abrams, host of the nationally syndicated, weekly travel show, "Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams!" on the Business TalkRadio(tm) Network, will be honored at the third annual Project Legacy Big Apple Experience Event at which, Project Legacy "Celebrates and recognizes outstanding women in business for their can-do spirit, leadership and success on local, regional, and national levels, and is proud to announce that Stephanie Abrams will receive her award as one of the distinguished 2005 Pearl Honorees," according to Project Legacy founder, Toby Nadler. The event will take place in Westchester County, New York, on Thursday and Friday September 29- 30, 2005. more>>
July 10, 2005: CAPE CANAVERAL — The seven astronauts who will make the first space shuttle flight since the Columbia disaster arrived early at the launch site Saturday, beating Hurricane Dennis by a day. more>>
July 10, 2005: Hurricane Dennis gathered strength overnight as it moved north in the Gulf of Mexico. The full force of the storm is expected to hit the U.S. mainland along the Florida, Alabama and Mississippi coast Sunday afternoon. Sandra Averhart of member station WUWF in Pensacola, Fla., talks to guest host Sheilah Kast about evacuation efforts. more>>
July 9, 2005: London Underground, the Metropolitan Police and the British Transport Police can now confirm that the three bombs which exploded on three Tube trains on Thursday 7 July 2005 went off simultaneously at around 08.50. more>>
July 7, 2005: World leaders expressed their condolences to the British people Thursday and sent messages to Prime Minister Tony Blair that they were united in the fight against terrorism. more>>
July 4, 2005: America Turns 229 years old!
June 27, 2005: British Airways (BA) said rising oil prices have forced it to increase the fuel surcharge on airline tickets for the second time this year. more>>
June 24, 2005: Denver: Discover the city from 16th Street. If you're visiting Denver and you can find 16th Street, you'll be bopping around town like a local in no time. more>>
June 24, 2005: US Airways-America West deal gets OK.
Justice Department says the proposed merger, worth up to $1.5B,
will be good for customers. more>>
June 16, 2005: Travel
Expert Stephanie Abrams Featured in Thrifty Car Rental's TV News
Release on Summer Car Travel Plans, High Gas Prices and Free Gas
June 14, 2005: The Department of State strongly warns
U.S. citizens against travel to Afghanistan. There is an ongoing
threat to kidnap and assassinate U.S. citizens and Non-Governmental
Organization (NGO) workers throughout the country. Read
June 13, 2005: Economic gloom in Europe boosts dollar against euro.The resurgent US dollar hit a new nine-month high of $1.203 against the euro amid expectations of an ever-widening yield differential between the world's two largest economies. Read>>
June 12, 2005: US Citizens Foreign Travel Documents Update. More>>
June 9, 2005: High Gas Prices Impacting American's Travel Plans, According to Survey; Thrifty Car Rental Eases Summer Gas Woes With Free Gas Sweepstakes. more>>
Repost: August 2004: Thrifty and Stephanie Abrams Help Homeless to go on a Vacation. Many of them for the first time in their lives. Read page 5 for more>>
June 6, 2005: Hotel Monthly -- By Tara Jacobs--
Chateau LeMoyne is an ideal retreat from the bustle of New Orleans' Bourbon Street, only steps away. In the peaceful tranquility of the hotel's beautiful surroundings, it is nearly impossible to believe that the non-stop party is so close by. Chateau LeMoyne is a full-service hotel on Dauphine Street, a quiet, historic residential street in New Orleans' French Quarter. The hotel is perfectly placed in the midst of all the Quarter has to offer—fine dining, antique shops, art galleries, the marketplace and more—all within easy reach of Chateau LeMoyne. more>>
May 30, 2005: Warning! Machine Readable Passport Deadline Set for June 26, 2005! more>>
April 29, 2005: Discover Country-Western Bands in Brooklyn Attracting Big Apple Visitors. You don't have to give up jug bands, honky-tonk, rockabilly, or western swing when your travel plans take you to The Big Apple, says the host travel expert of "Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams!" on the Business TalkRadio(tm) Network, "Just hustle over to Brooklyn where you'll find audiences lovin' what they're seein' and hearin' -live country-western music!" more>>
April 25, 2005: A New Orleans woman is recovering at home after Birmingham-based Air Ambulance Card flew her to her hometown hospital for surgery within hours of a skiing accident in Utah. more>>
March 15, 2005: "Travel With Stephanie Abrams!" welcomes 3 new affiliates which will carry Stephanie's weekly on-air radio show. The new affiliates are WLOE AM 1490 in Eden and WMYN AM 1420 in Mayodan join Charlotte, Gastonia and Rock Hill, NC's WZRH AM 960. more>>
March 10, 2005: Radio Show Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams Challenges Radio Psychologist to Refer Travel Questions to Travel Professionals. Stephanie Abrams challenges DR. Joy Brown's travel advice. more>>
March 08, 2005: New York Times 2005 Travel Show Draws a Record 26,000 Visitors; Travel Event Draws Consumers, Exhibitors and Trade Expert from Around the World. more>>
February 15, 2005: Radio Travel Show Expert & Host of “Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams!” Continues Philanthropic Work for Needy Children with Holland America and Maine Teen Camp. more>>
February 10, 2005: The New York Times Travel Show Offers Free Trips, Special Travel Discounts and Packages, on-Site Booking Opportunities and Live Entertainment from Broadway and around the World. more>>
January 25, 2005: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Engaging Celebration Packages Offer Memorable Ways to Ask, "Will You Marry Me?" more>>
January 20, 2005: American Express will return as presenting sponsor for the 2005 New York Times Travel Show to be held March 4-6th at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC. Supporting sponsors include Amtrak, Carnival Cruise Lines and Islands of the Bahamas. Sandals Beaches & Resorts and Washington, D.C. Convention and Tourism Corporation are contributing sponsors of the show and Outside Magazine is the media sponsor. Travel Agent Magazine and Business Talk Radio's "Travel with Stephanie Abrams" are industry partners for the show. more>>
December 20, 2004: Star of Business TalkRadio Network's 'Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams!' Features Favorite Destinations on Tree Displayed at Berkshire Museum's Festival of Trees more>>
December 16, 2004: - Boston - "Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams 4th Quarter Yields Regal Cinemas Philanthropic Honors, League of American Communications Professionals 2004 Best Website Bronze Award and Hosts Fundraiser for Tucson's Giving Tree on Holland America's Westerdam." more>>
December 09, 2004: The Commission of Tourism and Health of the Dominican Republic guarantees total control over Malaria. SANTO DOMINGO - The Commission of Tourism and Health, integrated by the Department of Public Health (SESPAS), the Department of Tourism (SECTUR) and the Association of Hotels and Restaurants (ASONAHORES), with the support of the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), guarantees to residents and international visitors that Malaria is under total control in the Dominican Republic. more>>
December 02, 2004: PITTSFIELD, MA – Tourism business owners, employees and officials from Sheffield to Williamstown revealed plans Tuesday to move new marketing approaches from concept to action as this year's holiday season approaches. more>
November 30, 2004: THIS IS THE OFFICIAL WRITE UP FROM THE CDC DATED 11/30/04
In November 2004, CDC received reports of 2 cases of malaria in U.S. travelers to the Dominican Republic whose visits were limited to resorts in Punta Cana (La Altagracia Province), and San Francisco de Macoris (Duarte Province). During the same period, cases were reported in European travelers who visited Punta Cana. As of December 6, 2004, a total of 8 cases have been identified among European travelers. In addition, Canadian health authorities have reported 4 cases of malaria among travelers who also visited Punta Cana. CDC recommends that all travelers to La Altagracia Province and Duarte Province, including travelers to the Punta Cana resort area, should take an antimalarial drug. In
addition, prophylaxis is recommended for travelers to rural areas in all parts of the country. Chloroquine is the recommended drug for the Dominican Republic.
Infection with the type of malaria found in the Dominican Republic, Plasmodium falciparum, may rapidly result in a severe, life-threatening illness if not promptly treated. Travelers to the Dominican Republic who become ill with fever and other flu-like symptoms should immediately seek professional medical care; inform your health care provider that you may have been in a malaria-risk area.
The Ministry of Health in the Dominican Republic has implemented malaria control measures, including intensified surveillance, prompt case management, and intensive mosquito control activities.
Visit CDC's Travelers Health website at http://www.cdc.gov/travel/regionalmalaria/caribean.htm for information on malaria risk and prevention in the Dominican Republic. Information on antimalarial drugs, including dosages and precautions, may be found at http://www.cdc.gov/travel/malariadrugs.htm.
October 26, 2004: Berkshire Community College to Offer 'Travel and Tourism Marketing Magnet' Workshop. Developing and sustaining tourism business will be the focus of a workshop to be taught next month by travel expert and nationally syndicated radio talk show host Stephanie Abrams at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Pittsfield. more>> Internal Link>>
October 17, 2004: As Grand Cayman rebuilds, the Sister Islands of Little Cayman & Cayman Brac re-open for business. Their location, approximately 90 miles northeast of Grand Cayman protected them from the worst of Ivan and the islands suffered minimal damage. more>>
October 14, 2004: AirTran Resumes Grand Bahama Island Flights. AirTran Airays resumed its flights from Atlanta to Grand Bahama Island on Thursday, and intends to resume its flights from Baltimore/Washington Airport on Nov. 18 more>>
October 3, 2004: Business Benefits - HKTB offers a guide to help corporate travelers see more of the city By James Ruggia:
O ne of the most frustrating aspects in marketing Hong Kong is to see how many business travelers come into the city, do their business and leave without taking any advantage of the fact that they are in one of the world's most intriguing cities. Some 46 percent of Hong Kong's 925,927 American visitors in 2003 were business travelers. "There is a lot more to Hong Kong then just business," says Lilly Shum, the Hong Kong Tourism Board's (HKTB) regional director for the Americas. Research done by Stanley Plog found that most international travelers don't even realize that Hong Kong has many of the aspects that they seek when they travel. Plog's research found that the percentage of people who want to go to Hong Kong increases dramatically when they are introduced to other aspects of Hong Kong that they really didn't know existed. more>>
October 1, 2004: Reaching Out - Southern Africa's nations seek to emerge from obscurity
By James Ruggia
As the different countries of sub-Saharan Africa try to build a more prominent profile in the lucrative feeder markets like the U.S., they need to identify themselves for what they are. So while South Africa plays the role of the 800-pond gorilla in this neck of the woods, the rest of southern Africa is starting to attract a larger piece of the pie. more>>
September 29, 2004: "Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams Host of Nationally Syndicated Radio Show Sponsors NYTimes Travel Show March 4-6, 2005 & Interviews Exhibitors for Broadcast" more>>
September 28, 2004: Public invited to comment on TSA's 'Secure Flight' system
By Andrew Compart
WASHINGTON -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) expects to issue an order in late October for U.S. airlines to give the administration June 2004 passenger name record data to test a new security screening system. more>>
September 23, 2004: Starwood CEO passing the torch
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Barry Sternlicht, the CEO for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, said he was turning over the day-to-day operations of the hotel chain to Steven Heyer, a former president and CEO of the Cola Cola Co. more>>
September 24, 2004: Ships revise sailings to skirt Hurricane Jeanne
NEW YORK -- With Hurricane Jeanne expected to reach the East Coast of Florida on Sunday, some cruise lines are changing itineraries. The Carnival Triumph will change its seven-day cruise that was scheduled to depart Saturday, to a five day western Caribbean cruise to Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico, departing Monday. Guests on the sailing will receive 30% off the price and a $100 on board credit. more>>
September, 23, 2004: Airlines on the ready: Possible refueler strike at London airports
LONDON -- Airlines are preparing for threatened strikes at London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports, but many lines said they have contingency plans and do not expect any significant impact on their operations. more>>
September 23, 2004: Travel Expert Radio Star Stephanie Abrams Teams with Holland America Cruises to Benefit Homeless Kids $659 Inaugural Cruise Fare Offered On New ms Westerdam Sailing. more>>
September 22, 2004: Avis promotes ‘Drive Free' deal for free weekend rental
PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Avis launched a Drive Free promotion that rewards customers with a free weekend rental after renting three times by Dec. 16. more>>
September 08, 2004: The Williamstown Chamber of Commerce will resume its monthly membership meetings this month and will feature Stephanie Abrams. more>>
September 06, 2004: On the Fly -ed op: "What Time Do the Waves Stop?" Cruise to benefit The giving tree. more>>
August 05, 2004: "Radio Star Making Waves for County": Stephanie Abrams. An article by Bill Sample. more>>
August 05, 2004 "Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams Sends Eleven Rescued Homeless Children on Vacation With the Help of Thrifty Car Rental, Woodfin Suites Hotels and Choice Hotels" more>>
May 23, 2004: Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams Adds Boston's WBIX AM 1060 to Coast-to-Coast Affiliates Airing “Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams!” more>>
May 16, 2004: Sheep "grazing" in the Berkshire Mountains warehouse waiting to make their debut on June 5, 2004 all of Pittsfield, MA. Visitors will have a map to follow the "sheep trail" around town! more>>
May 2, 2004: Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams' National Radio Show Debuts on Florida's WWNN AM 1470, Sunday May 2, 2004, from 7pm to 9pm EST more>>
March 4, 2004: Stephanie Abrams, globally renowned travel expert, has jumped in to support the ``Sheeptacular Pittsfield,'' event planned for the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts this summer from June 5 to September 18, 2004. more>>
March 4, 2004: Editorial commentary on Sheeptacular Pitsfield event. more>>
February 10, 2004: Radio Personality to present “Formula for Success”. more>>
November 17, 2003: Travel Expert and Nationally Syndicated Radio Show Host, Stephanie Abrams and Webmaster Dru Abrams win Top Honor for Best Website, sabrams.com, from the League of American Communications Professionals. more>>
November 14, 2003: Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams Speaks at ARTA Board Meeting on "Future Focus and Agency Advocacy" at Rivera Maya's Luxurious Ceiba Del Mar Spa Resort". more>>
August 18, 2003: Riviera Maya's 5 Star Ceiba Del Mar Hotel & Spa Resort Celebrates Second Anniversary with World Class Music and Art. more>>
August 07, 2003 'Travel With Stephanie Abrams!' Expands to 2 Hour National Syndication on Business Talk Radio Sundays in the 6 to 8pm EST Slot more>>
August 2003 From Travel World News Magazine: "Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams Takes Agent Advocacy to the Airwaves." more>>
May 26, 2003: "On the Fly!" commentary by Stephanie Abrams: "Put Your Best Paw Forward when Traveling with Your Pet!" more>>
May 02, 2003: "On the Fly!" commentary by Stephanie Abrams: "Are You Sure You Want to Go to Cuba?" more>>
April 11, 2003: Mexico's Premier Mayan Riviera Spa Resort, Ceiba Del Mar, Introduces Holistic Healing Program with Visiting Naturopathic Healer. more>>
April 2, 2003: Author Joy Weston Joins Travel Expert Host of Business Talk Radio Network's "Travel With Stephanie Abrams!" in Live Broadcast from Ceiba Del Mar Spa Resort on Mexico's Mayan Riviera. more>>
March 17 2003: RadioTalk Show Host of ``Travel With Stephanie Abrams!'' interviews Executive Chef of Ireland's Castle Leslie, Site of Her daughter's wedding and Paul McCartney Marriage! more>>
December 17, 2002: Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams Broadcasts Her Business Talk Radio Network Nationally Syndicated Show from SuperClubs Breezes Curacao. Abrams' Program Schedule for 2003 includes live broadcasts from Five Continents. more>>
December 3, 2002: NYC's Buckingham Hotel Installs Notable Paintings of Musicians Rubinstein and Rostropovich by World Renowned Artist Arbit Blatas at Event Featuring Opera Legend Regina Resnik and Notables from Music and Art Worlds. more>>
December 2, 2002: Comedian Shelley Berman Shares Travel Experiences with Nationally Syndicated Host of "Travel With Stephanie Abrams!" December 8,2002 on Business Talk Radio Network in the 7PM EST Hour and websites www.sabrams.com and www.businesstalkradio.net. more>>
November 27, 2002: Stephanie Abrams, Travel Expert Host of Business Talk Radio Network's 'Travel With Stephanie Abrams!' Speaks with Patriarch Henry Steinway, of Steinway & Sons, at NYC's Buckingham Hotel Discusses Hotel's Musical History at Installation of Portraits by Arbit Blatas Loaned by Opera's Regina Resnik. more>>
November 25, 2002: NYC's Buckingham Hotel Unveils Notable Works of World Renowned Artist Arbit Blatas more>>
November 6, 2002: NYC's Buckingham Hotel Celebrates its Rich Music and Art Heritage by Sponsoring Unique Juried Art Competition for the 'Expression of Music through Art' more>>
July 19, 2002: OSCAR Award Winners Nicole Kidman, Anthony Hopkins and TONY Award Winner Michael Ritchie Choose The Orchards Hotel in Williamstown, MA to Stage Their Events. more>>
July 8, 2002: "Travel With Stephanie Abrams," heard nationwide on the Business Talk Radio Network, had a winner on the July 7 show! more>>
April 9, 2002: Buckingham Hotel, NYC, Recipient of Outpouring of Affection for Queen Mum. more>>
March 28, 2002: Health & Fitness Pak: Stephanie Abrams, Travel Expert, Names SuperClubs' Grand Lido Sans Souci Spa Programs as Venue for 'Spring Shape Up' to Enrich Body and Spirit. more>>
March 28, 2002: Health & Fitness Pak: Buckingham Hotel, Woodfin Suite Hotels, Chase Suite Hotels, and Le Parker Meridien Provide Unique Approaches to Travelers' Health and Fitness Needs According to Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams. more>>
March 7, 2002: Juilliard Alumnae Perform at "Music and Art" Themed Buckingham Hotel at Travel Industry Expert Stephanie Abrams' "Discovery Day NYC" Event for Travel Industry Leaders. more>>
Feb. 22, 2002: St. Patrick's Day Pak: Stephanie Abrams, Travel Expert, Introduces Irish Travel Tips and Irish Trivia to Enhance Saint Patrick's Day Celebrations. more>>
Feb. 22, 2002: St. Patrick's Day Pak: Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams' Radio Show will Broadcast Live from Ireland's Saint Patrick Centre on St. Patrick's Day. more>>
February 6, 2002: Juergen Bartels, CEO, Le Meridien Hotels, Has "Cool Strategy for Romancing the Travel Industry," Says Travel Industry Expert Stephanie Abrams. more>>
February 1, 2002: Le Meridien Chicago Tops Travel Industry Expert Stephanie Abrams' List of Best Hotels to Stay at for Shopping, Especially When There's No Time to Shop! more>>
January 22, 2002: Abrams Top 10 Hotels for Sweethearts Press Release more>>
January 30, 2002: Saint Patrick Centre Named Irelands Newest "Must Visit" Attraction. more>>
January 11, 2002: Le Meridien Beverly Hills, The Orchard, The Castle Top List of Hotels for Sweethearts Chosen by Travel Industry Expert Stephanie Abrams more>>
December, 27, 2001: Le Parker Meridien Hotel Chosen "Best Place to Stay In NYC" by Travel Industry Expert, Stephanie Abrams. more>>
December 21, 2001: Norwegian Cruise Lines Cruise Ships Offer Best Dining Program At Sea According To Cruise Expert Stephanie Abrams. more>>
October 02, 2001:Cruise West, Royal Olympic, And Mediterranean Shipping Cruises Sail Into REZconnect® Technologies'Net-To-Phone-To-Net Reservations System more>>
Archived Press Coverage:
twcrossroads.com covers Rezconnect innovation. August 20, 2001. Read It
Equity Broadcast Interviews Stepahie Abrams. Click to listen to the mp3.
Franchise International Autumn/Fall 1997 Issue: "Our product is the world" women in focus: Stephanie Abrams. Read it.
Travel Agent Magazine April, 24 2000 Issue:"Cover Story: Point of Sale, Franchise of the Future." Etravnet.com's dedication to technology helps its agents stay on the cutting edge. Read It
Travel Agent Magazine July 24, 2000 Issue. Read it.
Travel Agent Magazine. August 31, 2000 Issue.Wonder Women: Tops in their trade! Read It.
Travel Weekly Magazine. May 15, 1995. Read it.
Global Franchise Magazine. Quarter 2,1994. Read it.
Travel Weekly Magazine. November 8, 1999. Read it.
Travel Weekly Focus. June 17, 1996. Read it.
Income Opportunities Magazine. May 1998. Read it.
Income Opportunities Magazine. March, 1999. Read it.