May 15, 2017 Update – Group Cruise News

Welcome! I’m currently at sea, sailing north from Seattle and heading for Alaska aboard Holland America Line’s Oosterdam, a ship that I know well, having crossed the Pacific on her two years ago.

 

Museum of the American Revolution Opens in Philadelphia

The Museum of the American Revolution, located on the edge of Independence Square near Independence Hall in Philadelphia, is now open.

 

Branson Brings Travel South Showcase to Missouri

More than 600 delegates gathered in Branson, Missouri, March 12-15, for the first Travel South Showcase held in that top-of-mind travel destination.

 

Apollo 11 Command Module to Make National Tour

The command module Columbia, which carried the first men to walk on the moon in 1969, will embark on another journey in October, a national tour leading up to the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission.

 

Select Traveler Conference Creates Destination Video Series

The Select Traveler Conference has just announced the publishing of a dozen Destination Showcase videos designed to expand awareness of new tour products and help travel directors find new travel destinations.

 

Lemurs come to Tennessee Aquarium

Lemur Forest, featuring seven ring-tailed and two red-ruffed lemurs, opened March 1 as the latest major addition to the Tennessee Aquarium.

 

The Group Travel Family Releases New Mission and Vision Statements

The Group Travel Family recently reimagined its vision and mission statements and dedicated its focus to travel groups and the industry that serves them.

 

Gilmore Announces New Myrtle Beach Production

Gilmore Productions has announced its latest production in Myrtle Beach, Pure Magic, starring The Wagsters.

 

April 15, 2016 Update – Group Cruise News

Welcome! I’ve just concluded a two-week, trans-Atlantic voyage aboard Holland America Line’s outstanding new Koningsdam, which entered service last year.

 

Diamond Tours Targets Groups in Seven Markets

Diamond Tours is committing to reach out to new travel groups in seven target markets where its executives see tour growth potential.