August 2016 Leisure Group Travel

August 2016 Leisure Group Travel

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What to Expect from a Tour Guide

What to Expect from a Tour Guide

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Have we really thought through what makes for a good guide - what we expect of a guide?

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Wild, Wonderful West Virginia

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia

David Bodle

With more than 30 state parks, six national parks, state forests, national scenic trails, rivers and heritage areas, there's no limit to West Virginia’s outdoor experiences. But that's just the beginn…

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Best Bets for Your Next Casino Group

Best Bets for Your Next Casino Group

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Bountiful dining options, diverse entertainment, the chance to strike it rich - all ingredients for an electrifying escape from the everyday. Include one of these gaming hotspots in the itinerary and…

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Wisconsin's Horicon Marsh

Wisconsin’s Horicon Marsh

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The nation's largest cattail marsh is a haven for an ever-changing symphony and ballet of migrating birds.

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Biking in the Big City

Biking in the Big City

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Active travelers want to get off the tour bus and onto their own set of wheels.

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6 of the Best Baseball Experiences on the East Coast

6 of the Best Baseball Experiences on the East Coa…

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Watching Major League Baseball players in action could be a highlight of your next tour of the East Coast, but even if you don't include game tickets, you can still give your travelers the big-league…

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6 National Parks Worth a Closer Look

6 National Parks Worth a Closer Look

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It all began with our nation's first national park, Yellowstone. Now other popular parks, including the Grand Canyon, Great Smoky Mountains and Yosemite, have been front and center in 2016, the Nation…

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5 Ecotourism Gems of the Midwest

5 Ecotourism Gems of the Midwest

Miles Dobis

The region's parks and nature trails appeal to groups seeking a light vacation footprint.

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Boyd Gaming Rolled out the Red Carpet for Spotlight on the Southwest

Boyd Gaming Rolled out the Red Carpet for Spotligh…

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Approximately 80 delegates from around the country converged in Las Vegas, Nevada to take part in the 18th annual Spotlight on the Southwest Tourism Conference April 23-25.

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Register for WTM London 2016

Register for WTM London 2016

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World Travel Market London, the leading global event for the travel industry, has opened registration to the new-look three-day WTM London 2016.

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Discover the World

Discover the World

Jeffrey Gayduk

If I had just one word to describe the travel industry we live and work in today, it would be Global.

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2016 Missouri Tour Guide

2016 Missouri Tour Guide

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The Missouri Tour Guide, a special section in the August edition of Leisure Group Travel Magazine, has multiple articles on group-friendly destinations in the Show Me State.

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4 NFL Stadium Tours for Your Next Group

4 NFL Stadium Tours for Your Next Group

David Bodle

On your next trip that includes a city with a pro football team, why not schedule a tour of an NFL stadium and get an insider's look at game day? It can be a welcome addition to the mix of attractions…

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Get Perked Up About Off-Peak Travel

Get Perked Up About Off-Peak Travel

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You can only take groups to ski resorts when there is snow or the beach when it's, right? Wrong! For savvy group travel planners, hitting the slopes in 80-degree weather or watching ocean waves crash…

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Minor League Fun in the Midwest

Minor League Fun in the Midwest

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Compared to the majors, minor league baseball offers a more intimate experience in more family-friendly setting - at a much more affordable price.

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Soaring in Popularity: 8 Premium Birding Destinations

Soaring in Popularity: 8 Premium Birding Destinati…

David Bodle

With eyes to the skies, birding enthusiasts are in ecstasy upon spotting sought-after species.

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The August issue of Leisure Group Travel revolves around opportunities for groups in the great outdoors, from national parks in the West to big-city biking in the East. Nature-minded travelers will find it to be a breath of fresh air.

As America celebrates the centennial of the National Park Service this year, much of the attention will be on the usual suspects – Yellowstone and Yosemite, Grand Canyon and Grand Teton. In her article “6 National Parks Worth a Closer Look,” however, writer Sue Arko sheds light on lesser-known parks like Crater Lake, Big Bend and Great Sand Dunes. Staff writer Miles Dobis identifies “5 Ecotourism Gems,” including Wisconsin’s Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, in his Central Region feature.

Outdoor fun, urban-style, awaits active groups in New York, Boston, Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, all profiled in “Biking in the Big City.” Birding takes center stage in the South Region feature, which covers wildlife refuges and other prime viewing spots from Virginia to Louisiana.

 

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The waterways of Patagonia is the subject of managing editor Randy Mink’s cruise feature on the Stella Australis, an expedition ship that travels to Cape Horn via the forested, glacier-backed
passages of Tierra del Fuego, the windswept archipelago at the tip of South America. The whole world of adventure travel comes into sharp focus in our “Take Five” interview with Shannon Stowell, president of the Adventure Travel Trade Association.

The August issue also takes a look at spectator sports, offering ideas for groups interested in attending games or just touring stadiums. Profiled are six Major League Baseball stadiums in the East, four NFL venues in the South and three minor league ballparks in the Midwest. The West section spotlights popular rodeos.


The Missouri Tour Guide, a special section, has multiple articles on group-friendly destinations in the Show Me State. “A Stroke of Genius,” for example, follows Highway 36 through northern Missouri towns that nurtured creative types like Mark Twain, Walt Disney and J.C. Penney. Readers also take a drive down old Route 66 and in the Central Missouri feature get insight on cities like Columbia, Fulton and Jefferson City. Sample itineraries and a list of special events round out the 20-page Missouri section.

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