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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

Friday, March 14, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

American Food Trails (Group Travel Leader)

Culinary travel continues to grow in popularity within group travel.  Here's one of the latest articles on the subject by The Group Travel Leader:

Forks in the Road

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

China’s new travel laws to reframe inbound U.S. traffic (by Michelle Baran/Travel Weekly)

Do you work with the China inbound market to USA? Or are you interested in getting involved with it? If so, here's a must read article just published by Travel Weekly and authored by Michelle Baran:


Monday, March 3, 2014

NBC News Features "New Tourism Venture Promotes Peace in Holy Land"

Quote from the NBC News story:
"Breaking Bread Journeys, a Palestinian-Israeli experiential tourism joint-venture headquartered in Jerusalem, is based on the concept that sharing food while traveling can create deep connections and a better understanding of diverse cultures".

View the full story here: