America’s #1 Group Travel Resource

Welcome to Leisure Group Travel, your trusted compass in the world of group travel. Since our inception in 1994, we’ve dedicated ourselves to guiding travel planners through the intricate landscapes of destinations worldwide. Our pages are more than just a collection of travel stories; they are a tapestry of insights, inspiration, and invaluable resources crafted for those who lead others on journeys of discovery. Whether you’re organizing a cultural exploration for a study group or planning a leisurely getaway for a club, our platform is your partner in charting unforgettable travel experiences. Join us as we continue to navigate the ever-evolving world of group travel, bringing you the best of destinations, trends, and planning strategies.

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Our Mission

Empowering Group Planners

Leisure Group Travel ‘s mission is to be the leading resource for group travel planners, offering unparalleled insight, advice, and inspiration. Our commitment is to empower travel leaders by providing them with comprehensive, expertly crafted content that includes forward-thinking organizational strategies, in-depth destination stories, and customized travel guides. Through our dedication to high-quality journalism and creative content solutions, we aim to enrich the group travel experience and foster a community of informed, inspired, and connected travel enthusiasts, thereby driving the evolution and growth of the group travel industry.

Our History

A Legacy of Evolution

Leisure Group Travel, founded in 1994, was born out of a vision by a leading meeting magazine publisher to cater to the rapidly growing group travel leader market. Over the past three decades, it has become an integral part of the Premier Travel Media family, establishing itself as a pivotal voice in the group travel industry. The magazine has consistently delivered high-quality, forward-thinking content, including award-winning destination stories and organizational strategies, all written by professional journalists. Its evolution includes the development of custom-produced travel guides and branded content, further cementing its status as a comprehensive resource for group travel planners. 

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Our Audience

The Heart of Group Travel

Our audience primarily comprises group travel planners, a dynamic and diverse group of professionals who organize and lead group travel experiences. These planners come from various backgrounds, including tour operators, travel agents, and leaders of affinity groups like clubs, educational institutions, and religious organizations. They are individuals looking for comprehensive, insightful, and practical information to help them create memorable and seamless travel experiences for their groups. Our platform caters to these professionals by providing them with valuable resources, including destination guides, organizational tips, industry trends, and inspiring travel stories, thereby facilitating their efforts in planning and executing successful group trips.

Our Team

The Voices Behind the Journeys

Our talented team of story writers, each bringing a unique perspective and a wealth of experience in travel and storytelling. Get to know the passionate individuals who bring the world to your fingertips, one article at a time.

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Jason Paha

Chief Editor

Jason Paha has worked in the professional journalism industry for 25 years. In that time, he has covered a multitude of athletes and entertainers, interviewed thousands of storytellers, and consumed copious amounts of food and beverages on the company dime. It hasn’t been a bad gig. 

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Randy Mink

Senior Editor

Randy has been part of Premier Travel Media’s editorial team since 2008, when he was hired as managing editor. A professional travel writer for more than 50 years and the recipient of many travel writing awards, he has written for travel guidebooks, newspaper travel sections, and national consumer and trade magazines.


Heather Dale

Staff Writer

Starting as an intern in 2022, Heather was asked to become a full-time writer for PTM. When she’s not writing, you can find Heather fossil-hunting the cliffs of Maryland’s Western Shore, beachcombing for shark teeth in North Carolina, or traveling with her partner and love of ten years, Brian.

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Cindy Bertram

Contributing Writer

Cindy has 15+ years of cruise industry expertise in marketing, content creation, sales and training as well as social media. Her MBA from Loyola University Chicago complements her high creative edge and liberal arts BA.