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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.

Shebby Lee…History in the Making

To this day, Shebby’s tours are the work of a master builder. As she celebrates nearly 4 decades at the helm of her self-titled business, Shebby Lee Tours, we caught up with her for this edition of Take 5.

Patti Beth Anderson…Good to Go

Terrific group leaders are hard to track down because they’re always on the road with their groups. I managed to catch up with Patti Beth Anderson, owner of Good to Go with Patti Beth between a week-long California and Lake Tahoe trip and a cruise the Rhine .

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.

Latest News

Carnival Splendor to Set Sail Again from Norfolk

Groups looking to book an island escape can do so once again without the hassle of booking airfare, as Carnival Cruise Lines has announced that they will be offering new 2015 cruises to the Bahamas and Bermuda that will depart from Norfolk, Virginia.

Going to ABA & NTA? Hop on the Country Inn Fam Tour!

If you’re planning on attending ABA Marketplace and/or NTA’s Travel Exchange, Country Inn & Suites has devised a clever fam trip that transports tour planners from St. Louis to New Orleans between shows.

Groups can Discover a Magical Christmas in Nottinghamshire

Sprinkle some magic on your Christmastime group trips this year with a visit to Nottinghamshire. From Santa in Sherwood Forest to ice skating, traditional pantomimes, Christmas markets, Christmas cooking courses and special events at heritage attractions including Nottingham Castle and Newstead Abbey.