Bruce Beckham announces retirement as head of Tourism Cares

Bruce Beckham has announced he is retiring as Tourism Cares’ executive director and chief executive officer, effective June 30.


Pinterest gains traction in travel industry

Hundreds of CVBs have now joined the Pinterest bandwagon to promote their destinations.


Walking worldwide

Groups are discovering the benefits of hiking vacations.


Industry executives talk paradigms & passenger counts

Industry executives of the group travel market embrace new media.


Avalon Waterways finds richer experiences on shore

Steve Born, vice president of marketing for Globus Family of Brands, does a Q and A on river cruise research.


On Location in Cuba

Watch Brian Jewell’s videos from his recent trip to Cuba to get a flavor of this mysterious country.



The torch passes at The Group Travel Leader

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Associate editor Brian Jewell has been promoted to executive editor of The Group Travel Leader Inc., effective July 1. In his new position, Jewell will oversee production of The Group Travel Leader, Bank Travel Management and Going On Faith magazines. Jewell replaces Herb Sparrow, who is retiring after more than 21 years…


Garden clubs grow and go

Garden clubs plan group travel nationally and internationally to share the pleasure of nature’s floral shows.


Boomers are entering their peak travel years

Attendees at the inaugural Boomers in Groups conference last September represent “a tsunami wave that is getting ready to hit group travel.”


Donovan Hanley educates Navajos about tourism

Donovan Hanley teaches Native Americans the benefits of attracting visitors were initially apparent only to individual members of the tribe.