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We asked the staff at The Group Travel Leader: “What is a travel experience that you look forward to sharing with your kids?” Find out the dreams of these frequent fliers with their answers!   “I lived in Germany for four years when I was younger and was fortunate to travel all over Europe. I…

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You’re on your hotel room on your second trip this month. You think back on all the fitness New Years goals you made this year and how frequent travel has continued to derail your carefully constructed plans. Then you see your phone. All you need for a thorough and custom-made exercise and fitness plan lies…

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*Article Sponsored by Northern Indiana Amish Country* The meticulous craftsmanship of handmade quilts can be seen everywhere in Northern Indiana Amish Country. Groups blend fabrics and fun with gardens and giggles in this special interest themed tour. Groups get up close and personal by touching and seeing magnificent quilts, then join in a real Amish…

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The four of us have agreed: We’re going back to Southeast Asia. It’s a long way from Kentucky to the Mekong, but what’s 24 hours in aisle seats and airports when the other side of the world awaits? Two couples spent two weeks in three countries in January, including a week on the Mekong River…

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Sometimes what stands out from a movie most is not the characters or cinematic themes, but the backdrop. After learning that “The Sound of Music” filmed in Salzburg, Austria, I longed to go to the town that seemed so charming when Julie Andrews sang and danced down its streets. On a Sound of Music-themed tour…

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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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