Just in time for summer vacation season, this “On the Water” issue of Leisure Group Travel celebrates watery pleasures in every region of the country. “Getting into Hot Water,” the cover story, showcases the hot springs resorts of western Colorado, with ideas for getaways to Glenwood Springs, Pagosa Springs, Steamboat Springs and other places that beckon travelers to soak in their mineral-rich pools.
From small-town venues in the Appalachians to the booming Broadway theater scene, April’s Leisure Group Travel shines the spotlight on entertainment offerings across the United States.
With the unveiling of its February 2016 issue, the industry’s leading group travel magazine trots out a fresh new design and new editorial content with a focus on regional destination articles and enhanced coverage of industry people and events. Themed around culinary travel, it’s also a mouth-watering issue.
The annual Industry Forecast issue of Leisure Group Travel spotlights some of the travel community’s most creative minds and most appealing conference opportunities.
In October’s cover story, managing editor Randy Mink spotlights a new series of summer cruises that circumnavigate Iceland, a land whose geological landscape runs from glaciers and icebergs to geysers and volcanoes. The nine-night, nature-oriented voyage on the 224-passenger Ocean Diamond stops in a different port every day.
Dominating the August edition of Leisure Group Travel, the Missouri Tour Guide special section abounds with ideas for planning trips in the Show-Me State. Besides feature articles covering historical attractions, wineries, Christmas festivities and St. Louis, highlights of four Missouri sample itineraries and a list of big annual events provide even more inspiration for tour planners.
June’s cover story spotlights the mountainous realms of western North Carolina, a collection of friendly towns and scenic places in the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area. As associate publisher Dave Bodle writes, groups will enjoy activities like shopping in downtown Asheville, touring Biltmore, getting in touch with Cherokee traditions and taking a ride on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad.
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.