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February 15, 2016 Update – Group Cruise News

Welcome! Now that Valentine’s Day 2017 is history and the Presidents’ Day Weekend will be here in short order, I trust that most readers, like this writer, are looking forward to the return of Daylight Savings Time on March 12, and the arrival of spring (at least officially) just over a week later.

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Collette Announces the Launch of “come away with me” Contest

Collette recently announced the launch of their “come away with me” contest, designed to excite the world about a passion for travel through the power of sharing stories and videos.

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Globus Stays the Course at GTF Conferences

Globus has maintained a steady and continual presence with group travel planners and their travel groups with a long history of participating in Group Travel Family Conferences.

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New complex greatly expands Elvis Presley’s Graceland

Elvis Presley’s Graceland will debut its new $45 million, 200,000-square-foot entertainment complex, Elvis Presley’s Memphis, with a weekend of activities March 2-5.

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New Iowa Center to Interpret Driftless Area Along Mississippi River

The new Driftless Area Education and Visitor Center will provide visitors with detailed information about the unusual features of the four-state driftless area.

 

University of Iowa Rebounds from Flooding with Two New Buildings

Two major arts buildings were set to reopen this fall at the University of Iowa as the school emerges from historic flooding in 2008 that devastated much of its arts campus.

 

Diversity Report Details Group Travel Segments

The group travel industry has discovered that marketing to a diverse set of traveling groups is paying rewards in increased booking in 2017.

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Alabama’s Historic Muscle Shoals Sound Studio Restored to 1970’s Feel

Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Sheffield, Alabama, the site of recordings by some of the world’s best-known musical acts, reopened in January after a $1 million renovation.

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ABA Sees Boom Times at 2017 Marketplace

The American Bus Association (ABA) has experienced a surging growth in membership that points to boom times for the association.

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New Ebook of Group Trivia Games Now Available

The 2017 Group Games ebook featuring knowledge quizzes and trivia games is now available for a limited time.

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