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Spring Training Warm-up to Arizona’s Valley of the Sun

Snowbirds flock to the Phoenix area for a powerhouse line-up that includes baseball and a lot more.

Inaugural Group Travel Awards Event Recognizes High Achievers

Winners in 23 separate categories were announced on November 11 at the...

Touring Nebraska’s Panhandle

Look at a map of Nebraska and you’ll see there aren’t that many towns on the western side, at least compared to the eastern and central parts of the state. The largest city, Scottsbluff, has a population of only 15,000, and many communities number in the hundreds.

Port-of-Call Crimes: Don’t be a Victim

Most cruise excursions are enjoyed without a hitch, but it’s essential to...

Handling Cancellations, Refunds, Waiting Lists and Late Bookings

I have found through the years that I average a seventeen to twenty percent cancellation ratio on my trips. The secret to handling cancellations is to be very clear in your written promotional material as to cancellation deadline dates and amounts the traveler will lose.

Getting the Most out of Trade Show Attendance

More and more travel professionals see conferences and marketplaces as places to do business as well as socialize

Pam Inman: Leader of NTA’s Pack

Now firmly at the helm, Pam’s relying on her strong roots in the hospitality and tourism industry, plus government affairs background to guide NTA. We talked with her to assess her first few months on the job and what lies ahead for the organization.

Suzanne Slavitter: Lifetime Achiever

Suzanne Slavitter made a cross country trip that changed her life. The business she runs with her husband, Sports Empire, specializes in packaging major sporting events. Along with two niche businesses, Red Hot Celebrations and Authentic California Vacations, her hard work has earned her a lifetime achievement award from NTA.

Diane Sphar: Treasure Trove of Tour Ideas

After starting her tourism career at a dinner theater Diane found many tour operators started asking for the tours. She realized that something unique and different was needed in the market. That ultimately led to the start of Ohio Travel Treasures…

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Mayflower Tours Positioned to Showcase the “Current Cuba”

With the recent announcement of President Obama’s new policy pertaining to...

Hello Kitty Theme Park to Open in China

A Hello Kitty theme park opens in China’s Zhejiang province on New Year’s Day 2015.

Hampton Opens First Panama Hotel

Hampton by Hilton just opened its first hotel in Panama.

Illinois’ Abraham Lincoln Museum Plans Special 2015 Events

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illlinois will mark its 10th anniversary and the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s death with a slate of activities over the next year.