I just finished my favorite “quick read” on travel trends for the year ahead. Nothing tells me more about what groups are doing and not doing than the comments we get from our buyer breakout sessions held at the annual Select Traveler Conference each February. So here are seven travel trends or ideas I gleaned from…

 
 

In Clarksville, Tenn. hospitality, heritage, and hometowns reign supreme. It’s in the friendly smiles of strangers. It’s the at home feeling you get even when you’re far from home. From our picturesque historic downtown to our rolling countryside, Clarksville welcomes you with open arms. Bringing your group to Clarksville means you are going to get…

 
 

Be Native Tours is a receptive tour operator company based in Oklahoma City that specializes in group tour opportunities throughout the south-central region of the United States. Be Native Tours offers an array of tour options from custom itineraries, step-on guide services and fly-drive tours to one-day excursions and extended adventures. No group is too…

 
 
 

With airlines, sometimes the price isn’t the only consideration. Just read the news to learn why some consumers desire customer service over the bottom line. For those looking for an airline that will treat them right, one of the best ways is comparing their frequent flier programs with other airlines. The U.S. News and World…

 
 

We asked our staff, “If you could travel to any historic site in the world, what would it be?” Learn the top historic attractions on our staff’s bucket list below.   “I’m going to have to say I’d like to visit and play the Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland, which is traditionally considered…

 
 

CASEY NICHOLAW AND HIS JOURNEY TO BROADWAY’S BIGGEST NEW HIT, ALADDIN For twelve years he sang and danced in the choruses of multiple Broadway shows. Then, while performing in the Dr. Seuss musical Seussical, Casey Nicholaw had an epiphany. He says, laughing, “I was in a cage on stage in a purple yarn suit singing…

 
 

Make Milwaukee a stop on your next tour – this urban-easy city on the coast of Lake Michigan is full of surprises! It’s been a long time since Milwaukee earned the name “Brew City,” but this brew is far from flat. The city’s unique combination of brewing history, brewing giant MillerCoors and passionate craft breweries…

 
 

Elvis Presley’s Graceland officially opened its new, $45 million, state-of-the-art entertainment complex, “Elvis Presley’s Memphis.” The entertainment complex — exponentially larger than Graceland’s previous visitor center — “Elvis Presley’s Memphis” enables music fans, pop culture enthusiasts and Memphis visitors to follow the path that Elvis took, surround themselves with the things that he loved, and experience the…

 
Brian Jewell

Beware Fake Travel News

Posted by Brian Jewell in Travel Thoughts on April 01, 2017

 
 

Are the travel magazines that you read filled with fake articles? There has been a lot of talk about fake news in our culture recently, especially in light of the recent presidential election. And while there’s no need to get political here, I have found the discussion about fake news intriguing because it dovetails with…

 
 

We asked our staff: “What is your favorite travel memory from childhood?” See our staff’s responses below!  “During the holidays one year, my family stayed at Great Wolf Lodge and received a noise complaint because of a lengthy pillow battle instigated by my dad.” — Savannah Osbourn, Staff Writer   “My family went to San…