Marian Goldberg is One of Six Overseas Judges for Seoul Tourism's Annual Tourism Awards

April 2009

MGMC: GoldergOnTravel Principal, Marian Goldberg is a Judge for the Second Annual Seoul Tourism Awards. The final judging selections were completed on April 2, 2009. The winners will be announced in Seoul on June 2, 2009. http://www.seoulwelcome.com/index_eng.html

GoldbergOnTravel is Retained as PR Council for Linden Centre

April 2009

MGMC: GoldbergOnTravel has been retained as public relations council by the Linden Centre, a Chinese cultural immersion center near Dali City, Yunnan Province China. The dream creation of China experts and Chinese gallery owners, Brian and Jeanee Linden, the center introduces foreigners to a spectrum of experiences including Chinese Cooking, Cultural Exchange with Locals, Plein Air Painting, Calligraphy, Language Immersion, Chinese Philosophy and Spirituality, and more. www.lindens.cn

MGMC: GoldbergOnTravel Principal, Marian Goldberg, will travel to China and Hong Kong April 15-24. She will be writing an article for the June 2009 issue of JaxFax and will be meeting James Fallows (www.theatlantic.com/past/about/people/jfbio.htm) at the Linden Centre.

Marian Goldberg attends PR Week Magazine Awards with Hanna Lee

March 2009

Marian contributed to Hanna Lee Communications' efforts on its Sobieski Vodka Account. At the annual awards ceremony at New York's Tavern on the Green on March 5, 2009, Hanna Lee Communications was awarded an "Honorable Mention" for Best Consumer Launch Campaign of the Year (2008) for Sobieski Vodka's "Truth in Vodka" campaign. www.hannaleecommunications.com

Travel Event Organizing, Media Relations, and Culinary Travel

February 2009

MGMC: GoldbergOnTravel, is organizing the Media and Culinary Travel panels at the 23rd Annual Educational Travel Conference in New Orleans, LA, Feb. 18-21, 2009 www.travelearning.com

Media Panelists Included:

Ms. Niloufar Motamed: Features Editor, Travel + Leisure Magazine, www.travelandleisure.com

Mr. Peter Greenberg: Travel Correspondent for NBC's Today Show; travel contributor to MSNBC and CNBC; Radio Show host, author of investigative travel books, and editor of www.PeterGreenberg.com

Mr. Steve Raichlen: Food/Travel Writer, author of about 14 barbecue cookbooks, freelance contributor to the New York Times Food Section, Tribune Media Services, the AOL Food Channel, and Food + Wine magazine; Editor of www.barbecuebible.com, and host of the PBS television show Barbecue University and the soon to be airing PBS TV show Planet Barbecue.

Ms. Marda Burton: Contributing Editor for Travel at Veranda magazine, an upscale home, antiques and interior design magazine (geared to Southern US readers) pipl.com

Mr. Wayne Curtis: Lowell Thomas award winning freelance journalist and spirits writer; Correspondent to the Atlantic and Contributing Editor Down East and Prevention wayne.curtis.googlepages.com

Ms. Taylor Holliday: Freelance contributor to the New York Times Travel Section, former editor at the Wall Street Journal, and current owner of Lotus Culinary Travel www.lotusculinary.com

Mr. Bob Griffin: BobGriffinTravels Radio-TV Productions local travel TV producer airing on: KEEL Radio; KGAS Radio; KMHT Radio; www.bobgriffinonline.com, www.710keel.com


Culinary Travel Panelists Includes:

Ms. Niloufar Motamed: Features Editor, Travel + Leisure Magazine also the restaurant editor and culinary travel editor (www.travelandleisure.com)

Mr. Steven Raichlen: PBS TV Travel Show Host; Author of more than 14 cookbooks; and food travel journalist contributing to Bon Appetit, the New York Times Food Section, Tribune Media Services, AOL Food Channel (grilling expert), and Food & Wine magazine (www.barbecuebible.com, www.bestofbarbecue.com, www.primalgrill.org, www.bbqu.net)

Ms. Catherine Merrill: President, Epiculinary Tours (www.epiculinary.com), a tour operator specializing in culinary travel.

Ms. Heidi Quiram: Travel Planner, St. Olaf UniversityAlumni Association -- Planning her first members' culinary tour to run in summer 2009 (www.stolaf.edu)

Mr. Craig Schmantowsky: Instructor and Chef-in-Residence at Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL; Faculty Study Tour Leader (www.lynn.edu)

Ms. Elizabeth Williams: President, Southern Food and Beverage Museum -- Representing an attraction welcoming culinary tourists.(www.southernfood.org)

Ms. Katrina White: Travel Trade Manager, Rhode Island Tourism Division; Board of Directors, Area Committee Liaison, International Culinary Tourism Association; New England Area Committee Champion, International Culinary Tourism Association; Board of Directors, Rhode Island Center For Agricultural Promotion and Education www.riedc.com/news/2008/12/katrina-white-tourism-employee-of-the-year, www.riedc.com/news/2009/02/diamondawardfortourism

Luxury Travel Agent Relations, Travel Tips Creation:

October 2008

In October 2008, Marian arranged for 9 luxury travel agents from the USA to travel to Japan for the first annual Japan Luxury Travel Forum www.jltf.jp

Marian Updated her 25 Travel Tips for Japan to help the members prepare for and better enjoy their trip. Please see this link for your Japan trip plans!

There were 20 participants in the Japan Luxury Travel Forum (www.jltf.jp), including nine luxury travel agents from the USA and one journalist from the USA. All USA participants were selected by GoldbergOnTravelp Principal, Marian Goldberg, using her close contact with luxury agencies.

US Agents who participated in JLTF included:

Mr. Robert Meute of Royal Travels, a Virtuoso Agency in Austin, Texas -- Note: As of January 2009, Mr. Meute is now with Carlson Wagon Lit in Austin

Mr. Jack Bloch of JB's World (A Travel + Leisure select agent), New York, NY

Mr. Harrison Kane of Jeffrey's World of Travel (independent deluxe agency), Great Neck, NY (Metropolitan NYC)

Ms. Dee Branciforte of Fischer Travel (independent super deluxe agency), New York, NY

Mr. Thom Mulhern of the Travel Collaborative (a Signature agency), Boston, MA

Ms. Stacy Small of Elite Travel International (a Virtuoso agency in Oct. 2008, but a Signature agency as of January 2009), Los Angeles, CA

Mr. Lance Stamps of ClassicTravel.com (a Virtuoso agency specializing in online Virtuoso-preferred bookings), New York, NY

Mr. W. Josh Whittaker of Rudi-Steele Travel (a Virtuoso agency), Dallas, TX

Ms. Karina Khechoyan of Linden Travel, (a Virtuoso agency), New York, NY

Ms. Denise Mattia a travel writer. --- See her article the Jan. 2009 issue of Jax Fax online, page 32