January 15, 2016 Update – Group Cruise News

Welcome! Last Wednesday I returned from a 10-day/9-night Celebrity Constellation cruise of the United Arab Emirates and Oman, which was happily an outstanding trip,



Nearly Two Dozen Countries Attend International Showcase

More than 110 attendees from 22 countries came to Atlanta to meet with destination representatives at the recent Travel South International Showcase.



Luciano Tapped for Multimedia Position with The Group Travel Family

The Group Travel Family has announced the appointment of Alexander Luciano to the position of multi-media producer.



Fort Worth Ale Trail Showcases Local Breweries

The Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau has officially launched the Fort Worth Ale Trail featuring ten of the city’s craft breweries.



Biltmore House Exhibit Will Highlight Classic Movie Costumes

More than 40 elaborate costumes from 13 recent movies will be on display at Biltmore House from February 10 through July 4, 2017.



2017 Group Travel Family Memberships Now Available

The Group Travel Family is opening its 2017 membership drive to the travel industry with the invitation to join any one of its seven organizations.


USTOA Members Confident Despite Challenges

Many are optimistic about the outlook for tourism and business growth in 2017, according to a recent study released by USTOA.



Tourism Volunteers Help Maintain Historic Areas in New York Harbor

In celebration of the 100th birthday of the National Park Service, travel and tourism professionals volunteered in cleanup and restoration projects in New York Harbor.



Tourism Cares Announces Jordan Project for 2018

A new partnership between Tourism Cares, the Jordan Inbound Tour Operators Association and Jordan Tourism Board North America was recently announced at USTOA.



Tourism Cares announces 2016 Hearts of Travel Awards

The Tourism Cares board of directors has announced the 2016 Hearts of Travel Awards, recognizing excellence in travel, corporate social responsibility and philanthropy.