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Top Summertime Cruises of 2015

Summer days are longer and warmer, and the sun’s sparkling reflection on the water sets the stage for a relaxing way to sightsee—on a cruise.

Switzerland Attracts Faith-Based Groups

Looking for a spiritual vacation like no other? Come experience Switzerland and see the religious, cultural and scenic highlights of Lucerne, Zurich and Geneva.

Scenic Trains Beckon Tour Groups

Dozens of railroads across the country offer a trip down memory lane, providing sentimental journeys for young and old alike. Here, for your group’s next outing, we highlight some of America’s best excursion trains. Relax and enjoy the ride. All aboard!

Give Your Travelers Extra Care En Route

Columnist Marty Sarbey de Souto, CTC, suggests ways that group planners that can make their tours stand head and shoulders above the rest.

A First Time for Everything

Publisher Jeff Gayduk recounts a recent airline flight with novice passengers and reflects on the first flight he ever took.

Improving Your Trade Show and E-Newsletter Marketing

Marketing columnist Dave Bodle gives tour planners some hints on trade show preparation and follow-up, plus tips on producing a results-oriented email newsletter that will turn subscribers into prospects and customers.

Frank Corto: Sin City VIP

As one of the most popular worldwide group travel destinations, Las Vegas...

Numaan Akram, Rally Time

Learn how Numaan rallied behind a cause to create a breakthrough new business model in this edition of Take 5.

Paul Larsen: Brokering Life-Changing Experiences

Ed-Ventures is a custom tour operator based out of southern Minnesota. The firm specializes in religious travel, but also works with student travel groups

Latest News

June Red Hot Festivals and Events for your Groups

Congratulations to the winner of the spring gift card –
Red Hot Face Book Fan Sue Smetana of Mayflower Tours!
Next Month’s Gift Card is from the Pinedale CVB and the Green River Rendezvous!

Cincinnati Museum Explores the Science of Sports

The Cincinnati Museum Center just unveiled the Science of Sports exhibit, which runs through Sept. 7.

New NYC Tours Spotlight Brooklyn, Queens

BQE Tours, a new tour company targeting “anti-tourists,” offers small-group tours of Brooklyn and Queens.

Universal Orlando Announces New Water Park

Volcano Bay will open in 2017 as a water park at Universal Orlando Resort