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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Record number of pilgrims and tourists expected at Vatican this week

Get ready for possibly one of the biggest travel and tourism weeks ever at the Vatican between today (Easter) and next week's canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John Paul XXIII, where a record number of pilgrims are expected.

Read more here:
http://nypost.com/2014/04/20/canonization-of-popes-john-paul-ii-john-xxiii-to-draw-millions-to-rome/

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Five Keys to the Perfect Tour Experience (by David Cogswell/Travel Pulse)

I believe this is the finest article I've ever read on the subject of tour operators and group travel..

And my favorite line of all "A great trip forever lives in your heart."

Article link: http://www.travelpulse.com/news/features/five-keys-to-the-perfect-tour-experience.html

Friday, March 21, 2014

Optimism about Group Travel Market (by Brian Jewell)

Love this article by my friend Brian Jewell on today's group travel market....and how the past several years of a challenging economy has helped shape it.  Very insightful article and I think he's spot on.

Article link: http://grouptravelleader.com/blog/reason-optimism/

NTA and Travel Agents: A Good Fit (Travel Market Report/Ana Figueroa)

Insight from NTA Chairman, Paul Nakamoto, on developing relationship between National Tour Association and travel agents.



Thursday, March 20, 2014

Group tours becoming key business segment again for travel agents

As covered in a news story today by Travel Market Report and written by Maria Lenhart, travel agents are experiencing a boom in the group tour marketplace, as well as re-discovering group tours as a key segment of their business.

Article link: http://www.travelmarketreport.com/content/publiccontent.aspx?pageid=1365&articleID=10703

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Selling Luxury Cruises (Travel Market Report/Fran Golden)

I continue to see many trade articles on the ever-growing luxury travel market.

Here's the latest just published today by Travel Market Report and written by Fran Golden...

Selling Luxury Cruises: Insights from Cruise Executives (at Cruise Shipping Miami Conference)
Article link: http://www.travelmarketreport.com/articles/Selling-Luxury-Cruises-Insights-from-Cruise-Execs