Shrine Welcomes All Faiths

St. John, Indiana, an up-and-coming destination is attracting groups of travelers from across the nation to the small town.


Atlantic City Offers Growing Group Menu

Groups are rediscovering Atlantic City, the East Coast’s original place to play. Travel planners are reporting that with championship golf courses, nationally known entertainers, vibrant nightlife, the latest casino games and more than 100 outlet stores, Atlantic City is fast becoming a hit with their travelers.


Growth Trends Take Top Billing At USTOA Conference

The mood at the recent 2014 USTOA Annual Conference, held December 5-7, reflected a continuing “doubling down” mind-set of many top-tier travel companies.



ABA 2015 Marketplace Draws 3,000 To St. Louis

More than 3,000 travel industry delegates met in St. Louis, Missouri, January 10-13, for the 2015 American Bus Association (ABA) Marketplace. While many of its members also run intercity and school bus operations, ABA is the largest membership organization for the group tour and charter industry in North America.



Governors’ Vision Created A Lasting Legacy for Travel South

Travel South USA is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015, and executive director Liz Bittner has a pretty good idea why.



Duane Parrish Likes the Leverage Travel South USA Creates

Duane Parrish, the current chairman for Travel South USA, feels his state’s participation in Travel South USA creates marketing and sales opportunities.



Changing Horizons in the Cruise Industry

Bob Hoelscher reviews a dozen examples of innovative “packaged travel” products that are now readily available in the cruise marketplace.



Group Travel Family Announces 2015 Conference Schedule

In 2015, The Group Travel Family will feature seven major conferences where groups may network and find new travel products.



Tourism Cares Brings 
300 to L.A. Waterfront

Tourism Cares took its traveling workforce to the West Coast in November for restoration efforts on the Los Angeles waterfront



Inbound Operators From 17 Countries Attend Travel South

Travel South International Showcase drew 430 participants to New Orleans December 1-4, including 125 international inbound tour operators.