Terry Dale talks about how group travel bookings windows have expanded and the pent up demand for travel.
Ian Swain, founder and CEO of Swain Destinations, talks about family groups and community groups.
Travel Alliance Partners members all sell prearranged itineraries, but every TAP tour operator also customizes tours to fit groups’ desires.
Travel Alliance Partners presented its Spirit of TAP award to Todd Stallbaumer with Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department.
Destinations seek to be less parochial in their approach.
Trade groups see opportunities in youth, ethnic and multigenerational markets.
Finding a restaurant that can serve 20 to 40 travelers easily is not always a simple task. These restaurants are courting the group travel market.
CVBs show that they have generous hearts by staying involved in local nonprofit events.
We asked the staff of The Group Travel Leader, "What’s a great local restaurant or watering hole that you’ve discovered on the road?"
CVBs often step up and step on for groups touring their area.