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Rudy Maxa to Speak at THETRADESHOW Consumer Day

Rudy Maxa to Speak at THETRADESHOW Consumer Day ( Alexandria, VA., Aug. 28, 2007 – THETRADESHOW (Travel Retailing and Destination Expo) partners are pleased to announce that Rudy Maxa, syndicated national radio and television host and associate editor for National Geographic Magazine, will speak on THESHOWSTAGE on the trade show floor on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 2:15 pm. Maxa, sponsored by, will present “Why We Travel: Tapping Into the Hidden Motivations of Travelers."

“Rudy Maxa draws on nearly 20 years of experience as a consumer travel journalist in print as well as on radio and television to motivate and illuminate travel agents who can profit by understanding the psychology of travelers,” said Don Wyatt of

Rudy Maxa is one of America’s premier consumer travel experts whose writings and radio and television shows have helped save thousands of travelers both time and money. A former Washington Post investigative reporter and life-long traveler, Maxa is host and producer of 65, half-hour shows on public television, “Smart Travels: Europe with Rudy Maxa" and “Smart Travels: Pacific Rim with Rudy Maxa." He is currently shooting his sixth season of shows for public television, which will begin airing in April 2008 with the new title of “Rudy Maxa's World." His was the first series to be filmed entirely in High Definition for public television.

An award-winning writer with National Geographic Traveler magazine, Maxa is known to public radio listeners as “the Savvy Traveler." He co-created and hosted a one-hour weekend show with that title for four years on public radio before beginning his television series. His reporting at the Washington Post was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and two of his articles for National Geographic Traveler earned him Lowell Thomas Bronze Awards for excellence in travel writing from the Society of American Travel Writers.

"Understanding why people desire to travel is as important as knowing how to facilitate their trips,” said Rudy Maxa. “In fact, tapping into the hidden motivations of the American traveler—both leisure and business—can increase revenue and establish a bond with a client that can last generations."

Through his television shows, Rudy has taken more than 100 million television viewers on video tours to exciting destinations around the world.

To register to attend, visit or call 1.866.870.9333. Media interested in finding out more about Rudy Maxa, can visit is the largest travel video store in the world, with over 6,000 titles, free online sample clips, free shipping in the United States, a private label affiliate program which allows agents to brand their own personal travel video store for their customers and downloadable travel videos.

THETRADESHOW is created and supported by the travel industry’s leading organizations, including: ACTA, Adventures in Travel Expo, href="mailto:Agent@Home">Agent@Home, AirTran, ASTA, ATA, Canadian Travel Press, eTurbo News, CLIA, ETOA, IGLTA, ITB, JaxFax, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, MailPound, Modern Agent, NACTA, NBTA, NTA, Orlando Travel & Visitors Bureau, SATH, Recommend, TourismCares, Travel Age West, The Travel Institute, Travel Channel, Travel Industry Association of America, Travel Trade, Travel Weekly, USA Today, USTOA, VacationAgent and

For more information on THETRADESHOW, call 1.866.870.9333 or visit

THETRADESHOW (Travel Retailing and Destination Expo) is a 3-day, in-depth networking and educational event. Global and inclusive, THETRADESHOW unites under one roof travel suppliers and buyers from all over the world, representing every segment of the travel and tourism industry. It is the trade show event for travel decision makers. For more information on THETRADESHOW, call 1.866.870.9333 or visit

Contact: Kristina Rundquist/Jada Irwin 703-739-8710

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