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Dealing with Difficult Participants

Aug 1, 2018 |

Tips and Resources

| by Lindsay Taulbee

Leading group travel is fun and rewarding, but it also comes with its own set of responsibilities. Whenever you bring together people with different backgrounds, interests, and experience, the potential for friction arises. Unfortunately, one difficult person can sour the experience for ...

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Destination Spotlight: Navigating the Amazon – Safely

“In the end, we did survive. But we never truly left the jungle behind. It permeates every part of us. I still have a deep love of nature, of jungles in particular, and mountains and coastline...” – Holly FitzGerald, Ruthless River: Love and Survival on the Amazon's Relentless Madre de Dios In ...

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The message in the medium: which social channel is for you?

Aug 1, 2018 |

Tips and Resources

| by Christa Markley

Chances are you’ve been told that social media is the best way to expand your marketing reach. But you may be at a loss as to which channel is the best medium for you, as a group travel planner. Where should you invest your effort? Which is best for a type of message? Here we break down three ...

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News Bin - August 1, 2018

Aug 1, 2018 |

News Roundup

| by Lindsay Taulbee

Bringing you the latest news, information, and resources from around the web. In the August 1st edition, read more about the following:...

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Field Report: Site Inspection - Uncovering Belize’s Jewels

Aug 1, 2018 |

From the Field

| by Christopher Bensley

Photos can be deceiving. Who hasn’t been fooled by the nice wide-angle pictures of a clean lodge room interior, only to be surprised when you swing open your door on a vacation or business trip? Regular site inspections are vital to ensuring the quality of your program - not to mention happy ...

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Where to? Choosing your next destination

Jun 29, 2018 |

Tips and Resources

| by Lindsay Taulbee

When planning a travel program, one of the most enjoyable parts of the process is dreaming about where you’ll go. ...

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Into the Heart of Wild India

For many, India travel evokes visions of resplendent temples and palaces, aromatic spices, traditional dress and dance....

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Customizing your travel program to your members

Much has been made in recent years about the need to reach your organization’s members programs that are geared to their special interests, information that is relevant to their interests. Customizing a travel program to differentiate you from the many trips available on the market will help ...

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News Bin - June 29, 2018

Jun 29, 2018 |

News Roundup

| by Christa Markley

Bringing you the latest news, information, and resources from around the web. In the June 29th edition, read more about the following:...

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Madagascar: A Photo Essay by Sandy Doss

Jun 29, 2018 |

From the Field

| by Sandy Doss

For the past two weeks, Holbrook Specialty Travel Consultant Sandy Doss has been exploring Madagascar, "the Eighth Continent." Renowned for its spectacular biodiversity and endemism, Madagascar is home to dancing lemurs, colorful chameleons, towering baobabs, and sprawling scenery. It's also ...

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