Tour operators develop new trips for boomers

Baby boomers are no passive travelers.


On location in the Bahamas

Brian Jewell describes how the Bahamas can make a perfect way to have a great non-traditional group tour.



Coggin receives inaugural Spirit of TAP award

At the annual TAP Dance conference in June, Travel Alliance Partners (TAP) named Jim Coggin the first recipient of its Spirit of TAP Award.


A SpecTAPular idea

TAP is creating major travel events for groups to enjoy.


Travel Alliance Partners: How a concept became a company

Courtesy Mackinac Island Tourism BureauWhat started as a single tour operator’s idea in the late 1990s has become one of the most influential organizations in the tourism industry. Travel Alliance Partners, commonly known by its initials, TAP, is a growing consortium of tour operators from across North America that have teamed up to offer their…


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.


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…