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Bittner named President and CEO

Liz Bittner, executive director of Travel South USA, has been named the organization’s first president and CEO


Group Travel Family Announces Conference Opportunities

Upcoming tourism and conference opportunities to keep in mind when planning for next year.


Travel South USA Turns 50

The landmark event was celebrated during annual Travel South Showcase that recent Travel South showcase in Shreveport, Louisiana.



Travel Features Are Becoming Travel Events

Bringing qualified travel planners along who return home and sell the destination to their followers blows past traditional media coverage.



Pub Crawl Entertains Key Southern Clients

The Group Travel Leader hosted the Mardi Crawl event at the recent Travel South USA showcase in Shreveport, Louisiana.



New York’s Latest High-Rise 
Observatory Opens in May

One World Observatory, which opens May 29, will provide panoramic views of New York from 1,250 feet atop the new One World Trade Center near the site of the former World Trade Centers.

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John Wayne Museum Opens Next to His Iowa Birthplace

The John Wayne Birthplace Museum is set to open with a variety of events the weekend of May 22-24


Illegal Operators Pose Safety Risk

But it’s important to research a charter company or bus operator before booking reservations or signing a contract.


Two New Group Tours Focus on Newport News’ Civil War Sites

Groups can discover stories from the fierce battles fought around Newport News at two new history-themed tours.



Happy-Themed Itinerary Introduced in Shreveport-Bossier

Groups can experience for themselves why a study named Shreveport-Bossier the third happiest city in the world with a new itinerary, “Louisiana IS Happy.”