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Algeciras, Spain: Gateway to Discovery

Poised at the jaws of two continents, the Spanish port of Algeciras is more a jumping-off point for adventure than a destination in itself

Mississippi’s Got the Blues

Experience a purely American musical genre at museums, clubs and festivals on a trip down the Mississippi Blues Trail.

New Hampshire’s Lakes Region

Lake Winnipesaukee, backed by gentle mountains, anchors one of America’s oldest and most famous summer resort areas

A Good Sales Support Team Ensures Business Success

Tasks undertaken by employees in sales support allow the salesperson to focus on selling

Hotels Aren’t Just for Sleeping

Your groups can dine and tour where presidents and celebrities stay

Architects of Great Experiences

Premier Travel Media serves the group travel planner with a variety of print publications, websites and e-newsletters touching on all segments of the market, from student and sports to religious and reunions.

Gordon Bartlett: When it comes to the tour business, this guy really did write the book

Gordon Bartlett took advantage of an early retirement package from IBM in 1991 to start a tour business with his wife in Lake Havasua, AZ. For nearly 20 years, Gordon and Patty escorted 171 tours and cruises, taking 7,315 passengers on tours ranging from the Western U.S. to destinations in all parts of the world. Bartlett sold his company in 2011 and while preparing the new owner for a successful transition, he created a book titled How to Start and Operate a Profitable Tour Business.

Clarissa Erickson: From DMO to DMC

Some people in this business you know by name alone. Others by LinkedIn profile, or by email exchanges. The characters? You know them from trade shows. Amidst the sea of suits, some people stand out. Clarissa Erickson is one of those. Enjoy this edition of Take 5, as Clarissa takes you on her journey from behind the bar to behind the microphone.

Michael Embrey, FunMe Events

Michael Embrey has navigating the shifting group travel market by staying one step ahead of trends

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Wave of New Theme Parks Following Disney’s Lead in China

With the $4.4-billion Shanghai Disney resort slated to open in 2015 or early 2016, other major theme parks, including Universal Studios and Six Flags, are following suit and investing in China