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ABA, NTA Help Tour Planners Start 2017 Fast

Are you ready to kick off your new year with strong business ideas and a bigger network to do business? Then you need to attend ABA’s Annual Meeting & Marketplace in Cleveland in mid-January and NTA’s Travel Exchange in St. Louis in late February.

South Dakota Highlights

Spectacular scenery, watchable wildlife and vestiges of frontier days make for irresistible itineraries

Midwestern Holiday Happenings

These five towns host winter festivals, light displays and holiday shopping opportunities for groups of all interests

Switzerland Beckons Travelers with Holiday Magic

Christmas markets, religious traditions and winter fun highlight group trips to this charming Alpine country

America’s New Year’s Celebration

Get the year off to a festive start with a tour package built around the Tournament of Roses Parade,a Southern California original

Start Your Own Travel Club – Part 1: How to Get Started

A travel club is an organization that plans group tours to various destinations around the world. Here’s why you should start your own and how to get started!

Goodies Inside

It’s the holiday season, and in the spirit of giving, our Industry Forecast edition of Leisure Group Travel is wrapped full of special surprises.

Multigenerational Families Reunite Over the Holidays

Making lifelong family memories is high on holiday wish lists, but the stresses of enter-taining often get in the way.

Travelers Can Brighten the Holidays for Those in Need

There are a number of organizations and companies that specialize in volunteer tourism, or “voluntourism.” These are trips wherein your group could not only enjoy a new destination and perhaps actively participate in local holiday events but also bring assistance and happiness to some less fortunate locals.

Has High Touch Gone High Tech?

Technology companies are working to get the group travel industry up to speed with innovative solutions for online bookings

Industry News

Sculpture Studio Has New Quad Cities Location

The Isabel Bloom Studio, a popular group attraction in the Quad Cities, has moved to a new location in Davenport, Iowa.

Harley-Davidson Museum Announces New Displays, Exhibits

The Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee has new displays and exhibits for 2017.