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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.


Garden clubs grow and go

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


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.