Leisure Group Travel Magazine

December 2023 - Industry Forecast Issue

Turn the pages of Leisure Group Travel Magazine and discover a world of possibilities for your next group adventure. Because every journey is better when shared.

Leisure Group Travel Magazine

December 2023 - Industry Forecast Issue

Turn the pages of Leisure Group Travel Magazine and discover a world of possibilities for your next group adventure. Because every journey is better when shared.

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In this Issue

This year-end issue of Leisure Group Travel shines a spotlight on the surging tourism industry with our annual Titans of Tourism series. This year’s piece features seven leaders sharing their insights on the changes and trends within their organizations and how they affect our industry at large.

LGT also debuts our Showtime in 2024 story, which highlights the best travel trade shows in 2024. This valuable guide for tour planners shares important details about each of the major shows that will take place across the country in the coming year.

We also feature a multitude of top-notch destinations and attractions in our fabulous showcases, highlighting so much of what makes this country great as America plans to celebrate its 250th anniversary in 2026.

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Features & Columns

Discover captivating destinations and immersive experiences tailored for group tour operators in our Features & Columns sections.


Titans of Tourism 2023

These luminaries are developing innovative tools and creative applications to help the travel industry flourish.


America250 is Coming

Expected to boost tourism, America250 comprises a series of special events and museum exhibitions that honor our nation’s founding.


2024 Travel Trade Shows Unleashed: A Guide for Tour Planners

Travel trade shows throughout 2024 promise to bring innovative insights and creative collaborations to help decode the future of travel.

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Heading into 2024 on a High Note

With 2023 mostly in the rearview mirror, it’s time to look forward and assess what 2024 has in store for the travel industry.

Itineraries & Showcases

Explore meticulously crafted itineraries and spotlighted showcases, designed to inspire and guide group tour operators towards unforgettable journeys.


Adventures Await in Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge offers the perfect backdrop for any tour group with more than 90 unique attractions conveniently located in one beautiful eastern Tennessee mountain town.


Summertime Fun in Atlantic City

Groups headed to New Jersey will find plenty of sand, water, and sun-soaked fun for an exciting Atlantic City getaway.

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Stay a While in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region

Get curious about group travel to Reading & Berks County, Pennsylvania’s Americana Region.


Holiday Magic in Myrtle Beach

This is the place to be during the holidays with plenty of festive shows and events.

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Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Enlightens All Who Visit

At the beautiful Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum groups will learn about the leadership and life of out nation’s 40th president.


Wonders Await in South Dakota

From the splendor of the outdoors and all it offers to bustling towns, South Dakota aims to please.


Group Magic Happens at Ancient Lore Village

Discover the storybook resort Ancient Lore Village and immerse in a world where benevolence reigns supreme.


College Football Hall of Fame Celebrates the History of the Sport

Located in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia, the Chick-Fil-A college football hall of fame is a captivating celebration of the rich history and traditions of college football.

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St. Louis – Home of the Blues, BBQ and Baseball

St. Louis is an integral part of the long history of the music that helped shape the nation.


Savor a Show at Historic Rabbit Rub Theater

Rabbit Run Theater is one of the few original barn theaters still in operation.

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The Best of Historic Corydon, Southern Indiana’s Small-Town Jewel

Corydon, a small historic town in south Indiana’s Harrison County, is full of adventures for everyone from foodies and families to outdoor enthusiasts and history buffs.


Bellingrath Gardens & Home’s Award-Winning Magic Christmas in Lights

Enchanting gardens transform into a winter wonderland.

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Explore all that Lincoln, Nebraska has to Offer

Many unique stops in Lincoln, Nebraska make this capital city a must-visit full of allure.

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Enjoy a Relaxing Cruise with Celebration River Cruises

Cruise the Mississippi river aboard the group friendly Celebration Belle

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Faith and Liberty Discovery Center

A new immersive museum has opened in Philadelphia, loaded with high-tech interactive exhibits perfect for groups.

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Explore History at George Mason’s Gunston Hall

Listen to diverse stories, and discover natural beauty at Gunston Hall.

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Step Back in Time at the Hagley Museum and Library

Enjoy hundreds of years of history in Wilmington, Delaware

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A Crafty American Story with Brewery Tours

Whether you’re a craft beer aficionado, a novice, or someone who just want to learn more about craft beer, brewery tours is for you.

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Museum of the American Revolution

The Philadelphia tourist magnet tells the story of our nation’s founding.


Ride the World’s Largest Rotating Tram Car

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway offers unparalleled views.

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RiseNY is Taking NYC Exploration to New Heights

A new attraction of epic proportions brings visitors on a soaring journey through the big apple.

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Celebrate A Seminal Moment in American History

Groups can discover the vital role the U.S. constitution played in our government’s formation.

Special Sections

Dive into our Special Sections, where bespoke guides and tailored travel publications offer in-depth insights for group tour operators seeking the extraordinary.


Indiana Group Tour Planner

During every visit to Indiana, you will discover new and exciting experiences that are unique to the Hoosier State.

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Navigating Tomorrow: Our Industry Forecast Issue

In a world where travel and tourism are constantly evolving, Leisure Group Travel Magazine is thrilled to provide our forward-looking “Industry Forecast” issue. Understanding the future of travel is key to staying ahead in a dynamic and competitive landscape. This issue is dedicated to exploring the trends, innovations, and challenges that will shape the travel industry in the years to come.

Our focus is on delivering insightful analyses and predictions from leading experts and industry insiders. We delve into emerging technologies, evolving traveler preferences, and the economic factors influencing the market. Whether it’s the rise of eco-conscious travel, the impact of digital transformation on tour planning, or the changing face of destination marketing, this issue aims to provide valuable foresight for tour operators, travel planners, and industry professionals.

Additionally, we present case studies and success stories, showcasing how businesses are adapting to and capitalizing on these changes. From interviews with visionary leaders to in-depth reports on market shifts, we strive to equip our readers with the knowledge and tools necessary for future success.

The “Industry Forecast” issue is more than just a collection of predictions; it’s a roadmap for navigating the exciting and sometimes unpredictable journey of travel’s future. It’s an essential read for anyone looking to stay informed, inspired, and one step ahead in the world of travel and tourism.