April 2015 Leisure Group Travel Magazine

April 2015 Leisure Group Travel Magazine

The 1950s and ’60s were turbulent times in America as the civil rights movement swung into full gear. Memories of that era are enshrined in tour-worthy attractions across the 12 Travel South states, and Associate Publisher Dave Bodle singles out the most important places in “Exploring America’s Civil Rights Sites,” a prominent feature in the April 2015 issue of Leisure Group Travel magazine.

In Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, and all across the Carolinas and Deep South, groups will find museums, monuments, historic houses and churches connected to the struggle for racial equality. They included the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Little Rock’s Central High School National Historic Site and the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta.

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Our Midwest destination coverage also takes a historical slant as Managing Editor Randy Mink looks at “Minnesota’s Storied Past.” He highlights sites across the state, from opulent mansions and state-of-the-art museums to childhood homes of famous people like Charles Lindbergh and Judy Garland. Also in the region, staff writer Lauren Reiniger’s feature on Kansas City focuses entirely on the one in Kansas.

In the West, Leisure Group Travel spotlights two iconic places—San Francisco and Yellowstone National Park. The Northeast is represented in Dave Bodle’s feature on Philadelphia museums and their upcoming exhibitions.

Internationally, the April issue focuses on Latin America. Lance Harrell, Leisure Group Travel’s director of online media, reports on four sparkling properties that would be ideal for small groups in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, mainland Chile and isolated Easter Island.

Marty Sarbey de Souto devotes her “On Tour” column to the trend in travel programs that incorporate educational content. How about a private visit to European Union headquarters in Brussels or afternoon tea with a college dean at Oxford University? And a learning theme is found in more and more family vacation packages, writes guest columnist Nancy Schretter, an expert on family travel.

Make Your Trip a Traveling Classroom

Make Your Trip a Traveling Classroom

Marty Sarbey de Souto

Tours with educational content are becoming more and more popular, writes Leisure Group Travel columnist Marty Sarbey de Souto.

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San Francisco: A City Like No Other

San Francisco: A City Like No Other

Vanessa Day

Charm and beauty, history and hills, food and wine. They make the City by the Bay an ideal destination for group travelers.

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Exploring America’s Civil Rights Sites

Exploring America’s Civil Rights Sites

David Bodle

Landmarks commemorating the fight for racial equality enhance group tour itineraries in the 12 states that make up Travel South USA.

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Minnesota’s Storied Past

Minnesota’s Storied Past

Randy Mink

Minnesota’s historical treasures, from museums to opulent mansions to gangster tours, prove there’s more to see than water and trees.

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Museum Hopping in Philadelphia

Museum Hopping in Philadelphia

David Bodle

Major upcoming exhibitions will enhance the experience for gallery-going groups at Philadelphia museums.

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Yellowstone – A Park for all Seasons

Yellowstone – A Park for all Seasons

Editor

Wildlife viewing, outdoor recreation and eye-popping natural phenomena keep groups engaged in America’s first national park.

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Your Next Niche Market Awaits

Your Next Niche Market Awaits

Jeffrey Gayduk

Jeff Gayduk, the publisher of Premier Travel Media, calls to the attention of Leisure Group Travel readers the company’s most recently released niche market guides.

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Tips for Coping with Information Overload

Tips for Coping with Information Overload

David Bodle

Marketing columnist Dave Bodle, associate publisher of Leisure Group Travel, gives tips on sorting through the online marketing advice and information that clutters everyone’s inbox

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Our Top Theater Choices for 2015

Our Top Theater Choices for 2015

Lauren Reiniger

Leisure Group Travel spotlights 16 theaters, from Maine to Las Vegas, that will entertain groups with outstanding comedy, drama, music or dance performances—and some include a meal, too.

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Kansas City: West of the Border

Kansas City: West of the Border

Lauren Reiniger

Kansas City, Kansas—KCK, The Dot, Heart of America—whatever you call it, discover what this group-friendly destination in the Sunflower State has to offer

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Hotels of Latin America – Four Sparkling Gems

Hotels of Latin America – Four Sparkling Gems

Lance Harrell

From the lush rainforests of Nicaragua and Costa Rica, to the deserts of Chile and isolated Easter Island, Leisure Group Travel spotlights exceptional hotels that could be just right for your group

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2015 Missouri Tour Guide

2015 Missouri Tour Guide

Editor

This special Missouri Tour Guide section in Leisure Group Travel provides inspiration and practical ideas for group planners eager to show their clients the Show-Me State.

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Families Make the World A Classroom Through Group Travel

Families Make the World A Classroom Through Group Travel

Nancy Schretter

Family travel expert Nancy Schretter spotlights the trend in learning-oriented vacations for family groups in destinations around the world.

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