Peter Greenberg Inducted into US Travel Association's Travel Hall of Leaders

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CBS News Travel Editor to join the ranks of Walt Disney, Bill Marriott and other industry luminaries with the prestigious award.

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Peter Greenberg, Travel Editor for CBS News, has been inducted into the U.S. Travel Association's Travel Hall of Leaders for his significant contributions to the travel industry.

The U.S. Travel Hall of Leaders is the single highest honor an individual in the travel and tourism industry can receive. Inductees into the Hall of Leaders are those individuals who have made long-term and significant contributions to the travel and tourism industry.

To date, 86 travel industry professionals have been inducted into the U.S. Travel Hall of Leaders since it was created in 1969, including notable names such as Walt Disney, hoteliers Jonathan Tisch and J. W. “Bill” Marriott, Jr., and senators John “Jay” D. Rockefeller and Harry Reid.

The U.S. Travel Association honored Mr. Greenberg and the late Gary Sain at its winter board meeting on November 29.

Peter Greenberg is America's most recognized travel news journalist. Other awards and accolades include a News & Documentary Emmy Award as part of the Dateline NBC team for outstanding coverage of a breaking news story in a news magazine and he was named one of Travel Weekly's most influential people in travel, alongside Sir Richard Branson and Al Gore.

A New York Times best-selling author and award-winning producer, Greenberg has covered the world of travel news for more than 30 years, reporting for CBS, NBC, PBS, AARP, and a number of other outlets. He is Chief Contributing Editor for Michelin Travel’s new “Like a Local” series. His most recent book, The Best Places for Everything (Rodale, 2012), reveals the best places in the world to find life-changing experiences.

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