4 Common Types of Group Tours

4 Common Types of Group Tours

When you’re driving down the highway and see a big motorcoach cruising along, do you ever wonder who’s in there?  The possibilities of who participates in group tours are many. First, let’s start with answering the question “What exactly are group tours?” A group tour consists of a group of people who want to have…

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Tourism Marketing: A Collaborative Approach

Tourism Marketing: A Collaborative Approach

What goes into making a location attractive as a tourist destination? Geographic locations are inviting to visitors for a multitude of reasons. However, one thing is guaranteed not to be what travelers are thinking about when making travel decisions – county lines. Yet states are divided into counties, each with their own local treasures and…

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Travel and Tourism Terms, Acronyms & Abbreviations

Travel and Tourism Terms, Acronyms & Abbreviations

Every industry has its language; can you talk tourism? We abbreviate words or phrases to save time, effort or space. This is great, but if you don’t know what the acronym or abbreviation stands for, it may feel like people are speaking a different language. For those of us in the tourism industry, like many…

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What Lies Ahead for the Group Travel Industry

What Lies Ahead for the Group Travel Industry

Group travel is one of the most significantly impacted travel segments in the travel and tourism industry as a result of the pandemic. And yet, group travel will resume. It will look a little different than it has in the past, specifically relating to group size and safety protocols. Some of this will lessen over…

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Co-opetition: Good For Business

Co-opetition: Good for Business

I am a huge believer in co-opetition – where perceived competitors cooperate and together create something bigger than they could do on their own. It is this type of collaboration that I think makes the biggest impact and the guests on my podcast Destination on the Left believe it too. I have been learning from…

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Adapting to Remote Work: Virtual Experiences, Online Learning and Resources

It is hard to believe that one month ago people everywhere were going into work, sitting in class, spending their weekends at bars and restaurants, and traveling around the world. Now, we’ve settled into a new normal of remote work, online classes, and virtual events like Zoom happy hours and other online experiences. Working from…

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6 Strategies to Prepare for Tourism Recovery

From our April Destination on the Left Virtual Summit Our second-ever Destination on the Left Virtual Summit kicked off in April with 12 amazing presenters and three full days of content focused around digital marketing, travel trade and niche marketing within the tourism industry. The topics covered ranged from food tourism to family travel –…

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Working Through a Pandemic in the Travel and Tourism Industry

Working Through a Pandemic in the Travel and Tourism Industry

We are not in control. That is what creates the fear that drives panic and hysteria when something like the Coronavirus hits. We are not in control. That is true to some extent but I do not buy into that notion 100%. We are not in control of how this virus is spreading from continent…

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Financial Benefits of Group Travel

Financial Benefits of Group Travel [Image with men boarding a red bus with backpacks and musical instruments on their backs]

As many are aware, tourism is an economic engine. In 2018, travel generated $2.5 trillion for the U.S. economy, supporting 15.7 million American jobs. There are a lot of triggers that affect the economy when we travel. Most people realize that “heads in beds” means money for the local economy.  When people stay in hotels, they pay…

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