Great local restaurants and watering holes

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 offer step up guides

CVBs often step up and step on for groups touring their area.


Groups are booking spas and resorts

Not only are individuals and couples visiting spas and resorts, but groups find these special getaway spots are perfect for them, too.


Emerging markets addressed at Travel Exchange

Three Travel Exchange sessions focused on emerging markets in Hispanic travel, faith-based travel and young professionals in the tourism industry.


Travel Exchange Live covered the action

The video-based news and publicity program for NTA and UMA organizations became a major element on the convention floor.


Travel Exchange tapped into key trends

Travel Exchange featured several sessions that highlighted current trends in tourism, giving attendees a fascinating look at new trip ideas.


Lisa Simon and Vic Parra Interview

Lisa Simon, president of NTA, and Vic Parra, president of UMA, discuss Travel Exchange 2013.



The social saga continues for CVBs

Social media is so pervasive in modern life today that it has become an important tourism marketing channel.


Bittner sees groups in Travel South USA’s future

Travel South executive director Liz Bittner discusses how her organization works to leverage individual state travel offices’ tight resources.


Rice is enjoying an Arkansas Renaissance

Joe David Rice, tourism director for the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, talks about Arkansas’ heightened national profile.