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Transcript of my chat with travel journalist Chris Elliott

Missed anything in my interview with leading travel expert Chris Elliott? You can read the transcript here.

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A Friendly Planet Travel podcast with travel journalist and guru Chris Elliott

If something goes wrong when you’re traveling — a lost confirmation number, a mixed-up reservation, a bad hotel experience — it can easily seem like the cards are stacked against you. But there’s one travel journalist who has dedicated his career to helping people get the service they deserve when away from home: Christopher Elliott.

Elliot has been called one of the world’s leading travel experts. He is National Geographic Traveler magazine’s reader advocate, and writes the syndicated Travel Troubleshooter column, which appears in more than 50 U.S. newspapers and Web sites.

He also produces a popular weekly commentary and podcast on MSNBC.com and writes the Navigator column in Sunday’s Washington Post.

I had the chance to talk to the guru himself, and get the scoop on getting what you deserve. Elliott graciously gave us some of his time to talk about himself, his career, and a traveler’s best friend: common sense. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the latest Friendly Planet Travel podcast with Chris Elliott.

Weekly wrap up: Friendly Planet Travel in the news

FP_news3.jpgDog bites man! Man bombs moon! Man vacations Dubai for under $1,500! It’s all run of the mill here at Friendly Planet Travel.

Trip Atlas: Six (affordable!) days in Dubai

The Washington Post: The week’s best travel bargains around the globe, by land, sea and air.

Examiner.com: Cruise the Med during the holiday season starting at $1300 from NYC…we’re talkintravel.

Examiner.com: Friendly Planet Travel offers deals if you’d rather not be home for the holidays

A quick comment on Air India in the Washington Post

I was perusing the Washington Posts’ Travel Talk feature yesterday when I saw a question about our India trip!
Two soon-to-be-first-time Friendly Planeteers just booked their Taj Mahal Express trip, and wanted to know some more detail about Air India. This is a great question, since travelers will be spending a good 14 hours each way on an Air India flight.
Having just recently flown Air India myself, I commented on the article to hopefully give two of our newest members a better idea of the flights they’ll be taking. Take a look. If you’ve flown to India with Friendly Planet Travel, what was your experience like?

About Peggy

Peggy Goldman is a specialty tour operator and travel expert, who owns and operates Friendly Planet Travel, a full-service company that specializes in tour packages to exotic worldwide destinations at affordable prices.   More about Peggy

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