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We asked the staff at The Group Travel Leader the question: “What is your best food memory from your childhood?” Find out what foodie memories these seasoned travelers recalled below!   I grew up on Ferrell’s Hamburgers in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Taciturn women in green aprons smash ground beef patties onto a sizzling grill, then load them…

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*Article Sponsored by Rapid City CVB* Visiting America’s National Parks is always rewarding, offering exceptional access to nature, history and inspiring stories. But 2016 promises an even greater experience, thanks to two significant anniversaries: The National Parks Service Centennial and the 75th Anniversary of the Completion of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. With multiple parks and…

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Counting Motorcoaches

Posted by Brian Jewell in Travel Thoughts on February 16, 2016

 
 

“During our busy season, I drive past every hotel in town and count the motorcoaches in the parking lots every morning on my way to work. It’s the only way that we have any idea how many groups are coming.” During a research trip last year, I was discussing the issue of tracking group business…

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*Article Sponsored by Visit Winston-Salem* Travel South Showcase is just around the corner, and Winston-Salem couldn’t be more excited to welcome the more than 600 showcase attendees to our City of Arts and Innovation. We know you will enjoy networking with your fellow industry professionals and discovering what makes our destination special. Winston-Salem invites visitors…

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*Article Sponsored by Ford’s Theatre* This spring at Ford’s Theatre, visitors can see a classic American musical directed and choreographed by Tony-nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge. Set across the sweeping landscape of the American southwest, 110 in the Shade tells the story of a formidable young woman named Lizzie whose 1950s town is suffering a terrible…

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Virtual reality technology isn’t just a Star Trek episode, but a useful tool becoming more and more mainstream by the year. Though currently more of a luxury travel feature, as with most technology, it’s expected to filter down into all types of travel eventually. Stay on top of this rising trend by learning how you…

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We asked the staff at The Group Travel Leader the question: “What is one of your most memorable live music experiences?” Find out what unforgettable tunes these seasoned travelers recalled below!   Since my husband and I graduated college within a few months of each other we decided to celebrate with a trip to New Orleans….

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*Sponsored Article by North Dakota Tourism* As America celebrates the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, reconnect with our National Parks and experience the wonder and beauty of the North Dakota Badlands in Theodore Roosevelt National Park near Medora. Just as the New York Times … recently announced the top 52 places to visit…

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*Sponsored Article by Visit Winston-Salem* From mid-1700s colonials to grand estates of the Roaring ‘20s, many of Winston-Salem’s oldest and most intriguing homes have been thoughtfully restored and transformed into fine dining restaurants, art museums, splendid hotels, historic attractions for visitors to enjoy during their stay. Dating to 1753, Historic Bethabara Park is the site…

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You might think that January’s cold drudgeries and brown landscape would be enough to convince someone to daydream their way into taking a vacation. Yet as more Americans work later in life, many group travel planners may find it challenging to convince employed potential travelers to take a break from the office and sign up…

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