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Peter Greenberg

Travel expert

Peter Greenberg is one of America's most recognized, honored and respected travel experts, with experience as a Travel Editor for CBS News, a travel correspondent for ABC's "Good Morning America," and Travel Editor for NBC's "Today Show."

No other journalist brings his level of expertise and extensive experience to the travel process. An Emmy-award winning investigative reporter and producer, Greenberg is the consummate insider when it comes to reporting the travel business as news. Travel Weekly named Peter one of the most influential people in the travel industry, along with Al Gore and Richard Branson.

He is also host of the nationally syndicated Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio show, heard live each week on more than 150 stations from a different remote location around the world. His has also been Travel Editor at Large for AARP, Contributing Editor for Men's Health and Best Life magazines, a contributor to The New Yorker magazine and a guest on the "Oprah Winfrey Show" and "The View."

Greenberg was also the Creator, co-Executive Producer and host of CNBC's acclaimed ratings winner "Inside American Airlines: A Week in the Life," and "Cruise Inc: Big Money on the High Seas." His investigative work resulted in his reporting a one-hour NBC Dateline special that premiered Feb. 22, 2009, revealing for the first time what really happened to Air France flight 4590: "Blackbox Mystery: The Crash of the Concorde."

Greenberg is the author of several books, including the New York Times best-selling "Don't Go There! The Travel Detective's Essential Guide to the Must-Miss Places of the World," "The Complete Travel Detective Bible," "The Traveler's Diet: Eating Right and Staying Fit on the Road," "Flight Crew Confidential," and "Hotel Secrets from the Travel Detective."

Greenberg produces and co-hosts one-hour television specials called "The Royal Tour," which feature personal, one-on-one journeys through various countries with their heads of state. To date, countries have included Jordan with His Majesty King Abdullah II, New Zealand with Prime Minister Helen Clark, Peru with President Alejandro Toledo and Jamaica with Prime Minister P.J. Patterson. These specials have been broadcast in the U.S. on the Travel Channel and worldwide on the Discovery Channel. New specials, which will be broadcast on PBS in 2009-10, will include the heads of state of Kenya, Israel, and Costa Rica. He is also co-producing with "Today" show anchor Al Roker a "First Lady Tour" series with the wives of a number of heads of state for the WE network.

He began his career in journalism as a West Coast Correspondent for Newsweek, based both in Los Angeles and San Francisco. During that time, he was the principal reporter of many major news stories for the magazine, including cover articles on Howard Hughes, Patty Hearst, Gary Gilmore, aviation safety and organized crime. He also covered stories ranging from Bette Midler to Watergate to the return of American prisoners of war in Vietnam.

In 1988, Greenberg became the travel correspondent for ABC's Good Morning America and in 1995, moved to NBC as Travel Editor for the Today Show / CNBC / MSNBC. He also served as Chief Correspondent for the Travel Channel from 1998 to 2005.

Greenberg won the National Emmy Award for best investigative reporting for his ABC 20/20 special, “What Happened to the Children?” a report about the last orphan flight out of Vietnam in 1975. He also received the prestigious Distinguished Service Award in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin, as well as the Excellence in Broadcasting Award from the Aviation Space Writers Association of American for his investigative piece on "Good Morning America" entitled, “Planes with a Past.”

Greenberg served as Vice-President of television development for Paramount, where he was instrumental in developing such shows as MacGyver. At MGM, he ran the creative team that developed thirtysomething for ABC.

Finally, Greenberg trains six times each year in state-of-the-art aircraft simulators, and he remains active as a volunteer fireman in New York. He lives in New York, Los Angeles, Bangkok, and most major airports around the world.

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    As reports continue to come in about the swine flu and travel, it's important to remind you that there's a great deal of difference between an abundance of concern and the worst four letter word that starts with f --- FEAR, writes travel expert, Peter Greenberg.