Women’s Travel Issue

October’s Leisure Group Travel is all about the ladies. The second annual women’s-travel issue looks at unique challenges facing women in the travel business and profiles leaders in women’s only travel. It also provides destination inspiration for girlfriend getaways.

In “Women’s Travel Companies Take Center Stage,” readers get acquainted with entrepreneurs who have pioneered the women’s-only sector and learn why there’s a growing demand for vacations designed for small groups of female travelers. Another article discusses the balancing act undertaken by female leaders who strive for success in their business and home life. Also featured is a report on the recent Spotlight on the Southeast conference organized by Spotlight Travel Network, the only series of group travel conferences run exclusively by women-owned businesses.

The October issue of Leisure Group Travel also provides ideas on female-only trips in the South. Three Alabama CVB pros share their favorite hometown places to go when hanging out with their friends. Mississippi girlfriend coverage centers around the Gulf Coast, Greenwood and Natchez. “Georgia Girlfriend Getaways” focuses on the Atlanta area. On the international front, “Bonding in Budapest” provides some suggestions for women’s groups in Hungary’s capital.

Museums are another focus in the October issue. “Mississippi’s Newest Museums” reports on two attractions about to open in Jackson—the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. The Alabama museum feature looks at shrines to famous people like Rosa Parks, Jesse Owens, W.C. Handy and Hank Williams. Two group-friendly museums in New Orleans—the National World War II Museum and Mardi Gras World—also get some attention. The West Region is represented by Oklahoma, with museums figuring prominently in “8 OKC Favorites” and “Oklahoma’s Native American Heritage.”

The 2018 Missouri Tour Guide, a special section of the magazine, provides group travel planners with irresistible itinerary ideas in the Show-Me State. Features include “Magnificent Makeover,” a look at the Gateway Arch renovation that is transforming St. Louis’ downtown riverfront; “Beautiful Spaces and Famous Faces,” a tour through Southwest Missouri; “3 Behind-the-Scenes Tour Options in Branson;” and “6 Places to Quench Your Thirst in Missouri.”

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