Our October Issue Celebrates Women in Travel!

Leisure Group Travel speaks to some of the top women in the travel industry who, with a combined work experience of more than 100 years, are offering invaluable advice.

October 2019 Issue

Women in Travel

The October edition of Leisure Group Travel is our largest issue of the year as we cross the country to bring you the latest trends in group travel. This month, LGT celebrates some of the top women in the travel industry who are helping to reimagine the group tour experience. With a combined work experience of more than 100 years, their advice is invaluable.

This issue also includes the Arkansas Group Travel Planner and the Missouri Group Tour Guide, two great publications that showcase the best food, attractions and stunning views that both states offer. LGT also heads to New York City, where we spotlight its incredible shopping venues and fascinating walking tours. We even travel to Alabama, Montana, Oklahoma, Michigan and Argentina in our quest to keep you informed and entertained.

Featured Accommodations

Perfect for Groups

Whether it’s shopping, dining or entertainment, choose the Holiday Inn Express Downtown or Hilton Garden Inn Mall St. Matthews and enjoy all the activities Louisville has to offer plus the amenities and service you deserve!

Don’t Miss

Sample Itineraries

Whether you prefer the pristine states of Michigan and Montana or the bustling state of New York, LGT’s itineraries have you covered. 


A Girlfriends Getaway in Hoboken Featuring an International Flair

This girlfriends getaway to historic Hoboken, New Jersey blends a wide variety of wonderful options for a memorable experience.

Loop Around the Lake

The historic waters of Lake Champlain stretch 120 miles north to south along New York and Vermont with almost 600 miles of pristine shoreline and 435 square miles of surface area. With two states, lots of activity and plenty of lake views, why wouldn’t you want to loop around the lake?

Rodeos, Ranches and Rides

Beginning and ending in the Village of Lake George, the Dude Ranch Trail is a 40-mile loop passing horseback stables, rodeos and ranch resorts with activities sure to bring out the inner cowboys and cowgirls in any group.

Enjoy Three Days of Fun and Adventure in Western Montana

Spend three days in Glacier Country, beginning in Missoula. Check out the town’s local galleries, shops and attractions. From there, cruise north along Flathead Lake to Kalispell, a destination that pairs Montana’s great outdoors with a vibrant downtown.

Shipwrecks, Lighthouses and Waterfalls

When you enter Michigan’s Upper Peninsula…you enter a world of the finest attractions and unique experiences unmatched anywhere in the Midwest.

Always Insightful

Features & Destinations

Join LGT on a trip across the country as we explore a number of group-friendly attractions and destinations.


Women to Watch

Leisure Group Travel interviews six women who are helping reimagine the group tour experience

By Mary Lu Laffey

Can I Get Some Help Over Here, Please?

While I have a cadre of publishing experts here, you, my friend, are my eyes and ears…

By Jeffrey Gayduk

Food-based Trips Offer Some New Directions

One factor that can heavily influence the success of a tour is the food — deliciousness that can linger on in our memory long after the trip is over.

Destinations – South & West

The Lodge and Gulf State Park Make Memories

The 2019 Alabama Attraction of the Year and a hotel property built for comfort are a winning combination

By Dave Bodle

Get a Glimpse of the Unusual At Alabama’s Museums

These museums get groups off the beaten path and into some fascinating exhibits

By Vanessa Day

Glaciers to Geysers

A Montana road trip showcases the best of the West

By Randy Mink

The Mother of All Road Trips

From the quirky to the classic, Oklahoma’s Route 66 has something for all

By Kathy Nolan

Destinations – East

Treasures and Trifles

For many tourists, the New York City experience revolves around the magical world of shopping

By Randy Mink

Burn Calories in the Big Apple

These walking tours will show you the best sides of New York City

By Jason Paha

Adirondack Museum Tell the Region’s Story

Museums in the Adirondack area will entertain and educate groups

By Jaylyn Fahey

Destinations – Central & International

Eat, Drink and be Merry in Michigan

The Wolverine State’s southwest shore features food, wine and brilliant sightlines

By Mary Lu Laffey

Experience Detroit’s Jazz Shows

Sip a drink and savor some tunes in the Motor City

By Lauren DeLorenzo

Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina

A powerful political wife who rose to near-saint status is remembered on the 100th anniversary of her birth

By Randy Mink