February 2015 Leisure Group Travel

February 2015 Leisure Group Travel

Group planners looking for shopping adventures and gaming action will find some tantalizing choices in the February 2015 issue of Leisure Group Travel magazine.

The cover story “Shopping & Cuisine” spotlights America’s growing foodie culture, focusing on shopping hotspots where groups can combine retail revelry with a fun food or drink experience. The new watchword, writes shopping industry expert Carolyn J. Feimster, is “cuisine-tainment.”

In “Top Casino Picks,” Circus Circus and Resorts Casino Hotel represent Las Vegas and Atlantic City, respectively. Midwest favorites include Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee and Ohio’s Scioto Downs and Hard Rock Rocksino. Rounding out the top choices are Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel.

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Virginia’s100 Miles of Lights, a holiday festival that stretches from Richmond to Virginia Beach, and South Carolina’s Hilton Head Island highlight coverage of the South. The featured Northeast destination is northwestern Connecticut’s Litchfield Hills, a collection of quintessential New England villages brimming with historic charm and antiques shops. For travel ideas in the heartland, readers can view articles on Branson, Missouri; the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum; and Metroplex communities centered around Fort Worth and Dallas.

Virginia Shines Bright with Holiday Cheer

Virginia Shines Bright with Holiday Cheer

David Bodle

Christmas festivities provide a Santa’s bag full of group tour options in communities all gussied up for the season

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Oklahoma City Remembers

Oklahoma City Remembers

Randy Mink

The Oklahoma City Memorial and Museum recalls a chilling chapter in recent history that shook mainstream America to its core

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Helping Tour Members Prepare for the Trip

Helping Tour Members Prepare for the Trip

Marty Sarbey de Souto

Leisure Group Travel columnist Marty Sarbey de Souto offers 12 tips that tour planners and their travelers should heed before taking off on their adventure.

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Insights on Crafting Successful FAM Trips

Insights on Crafting Successful FAM Trips

David Bodle

Leisure Group Travel marketing columnist Dave Bodle offers some tips on how DMOs and trip participants can get the most out of a familiarization tour.

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Top Casino Picks for 2015

Top Casino Picks for 2015

Editor

Combine the chance to strike it rich thrill with delicious dining options, entertainment and world-class hotels and you’ve got a one-stop itinerary that is sure to make your group members feel like ja…

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Island Breezes at Hilton Head

Island Breezes at Hilton Head

David Bodle

Beaches, outdoor recreation, history and top-notch accommodations lure groups to Hilton Head Island, a resort hideaway in South Carolina’s Lowcountry.

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Agritourism is Cropping Up All Over Arizona

Agritourism is Cropping Up All Over Arizona

Editor

Farm visits showcase the state’s cornucopia of agricultural products, from peaches and peanuts to olives and dates.

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Branson for All Seasons

Branson for All Seasons

Don Heimburger

Christmastime or anytime, this thriving Ozarks community offers groups a festive experience

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Exploring Connecticut’s Litchfield Hills

Exploring Connecticut’s Litchfield Hills

Randy Mink

The state’s hilly northwestern corner, with bucolic landscapes and charming villages, is New England in a nutshell

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New Tools to Grow Your Business in 2015

New Tools to Grow Your Business in 2015

Jeffrey Gayduk

Leisure Group Travel Publisher Jeff Gayduk highlights new resources, including educational videos, the magazine will offer readers in 2015.

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Recipe for Success: Shopping & Cuisine

Recipe for Success: Shopping & Cuisine

Editor

As the group travel market continues to evolve, group-friendly shopping centers are working diligently to keep up with the pace.

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Must-See Metroplex

Must-See Metroplex

Editor

In the Metroplex, you can see it all when big cities are minutes away from rustic towns—topped off with that country flair that makes Texas, well, Texas

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