March 29 -  BTC Radio Is Back!

Coalition Re-launches Groundbreaking Podcast

WASHINGTON, DC – Business Travel Coalition today announced the return of BTCRadio, originally published in 2005 through 2009. The initial podcast series will focus on U.S. Open Skies policy, its benefits for airline competition, jobs, the economy and consumers.

During the Open Skies podcast series, a single-issue exploratory letter will be sent to President Trump and his senior advisors every Tuesday. The 20-minute podcasts will be published every Friday morning and will feature interviews with experts who will expound upon the broader implications of the issue presented to the President. Airlines that oppose foreign carrier service to the U.S. will of course be welcome on the show.

“The first show will be published Friday, March 31. Our guest will be the highly respected Jonathan Grella, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs for U.S. Travel,” stated the Coalition’s founder and BTCRadio host Kevin Mitchell. “Our wide-ranging discussion will include the U.S. Government’s goal for attracting foreign visitors, the role Open Skies policy and Fifth Freedom rights play in supporting visitor growth and why major U.S. network airlines are fighting hammer and tongs the innovative business models and excellent guest service programs of foreign carriers,” added Mitchell.

Upcoming shows will focus on the foundations of Open Skies policy and special advantages countries can convey to their airlines, why foreign carrier service to the U.S. is essential in a post-consolidation environment and why the U.S. airline industry is a prism through which to view the “special interest” problem in Washington.  

Guests will include John R. Byerly former Deputy Assistant Secretary, Transportation Affairs at the U.S. Department of State; ​Phil Brown, Executive Director of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority; Bill McGee, Consumer Advocate and Author of Attention All Passengers and Chris Dane, President, Hickory Global Partners.

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