Paul Durante is a leading media and travel industry authority.
Paul is a Travel Professional and Travel Writer who provides unparalleled expertise into the psyche of travelers. A former Cruise Director, Paul sailed the world on numerous cruise lines. His experience includes working onboard the vessels of Princess, Carnival, P&O, Ocean Village, Cunard, Costa, and Celebrity. Paul was also responsible for the sale of millions of dollars in fine art to collectors worldwide in his role as a Cruise Industry Art Director. Today, Paul specializes in full-ship charter cruises, and travel promotions. Additionally, Paul develops and hosts original travel programming for television, radio and online.
Paul is presently the Program Director for Clear Channel’s nationally syndicated “Ryan and Caroline Show”, which originates at Premiere Radio Networks in New York City. In 2006, Paul was hired by The Archdiocese of New York to launch the “Catholic Channel” (channel 159) on SIRIUS Satellite Radio. Paul is a former radio morning show host, and is skilled in all radio formats. In 2000, Paul guided the team that negotiated the largest radio syndication & sales agreement in U.S./Canadian history. “Rhona At Night” began as a local Vancouver program directed by Paul, grew to more than 100 affiliates, and was the first Canadian show that successfully expanded its syndication reach within the U.S. In this position, Paul led the international syndication division for Rogers Media; the largest multi media company in Canada and owner of the Toronto Blue Jays.
Paul is a television reporter & producer, and is currently developing original television programming for major North American cable networks. In 1998, Paul successfully conceptualized, created, and published a children’s magazine. Paul’s additional expertise includes New Media, Podcasting, On-Demand Content, Web Design, Broadcast Syndication, Broadcast Affiliate Relations, Corporate Communications, Talent Coaching, Advertising, Public Relations, Sales and Marketing. Paul is also considered an expert in referral marketing, and lectures on this subject.
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