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News Bin - June 1, 2018

Jun 1, 2018 |

News Roundup

| by Christa Markley

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

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What makes an excellent guide?

Jun 1, 2018 |

Behind the Scenes

| by Molly O'Brien

While the success of a trip depends on many factors, perhaps the most significant contributor to the quality of a travel program hinges on the guides. The skill and knowledge of a guide can make or break a program....

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Trip Report: First Graders Take On STEM in Costa Rica

Jun 1, 2018 |

From the Field

| by Lindsay Taulbee

As the emphasis on STEM learning grows, you may be looking for ways to implement STEM activities in your own instruction. Even at a young age, students can investigate concepts of science, technology, engineering, and math as part of an international travel program, as evidenced by a recent ...

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Tanzania: Pride of Africa

The African Safari is likely on the top of everyone’s bucket list. Tanzania is one of Africa’s premier safari destinations and always has been a safe and peaceful country. For travel planners, choosing the right Tanzania adventure is easy and you’ll enjoy the fun in researching....

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News Bin - April 28, 2018

Apr 28, 2018 |

News Roundup

| by Christa Markley

Bringing you the latest news, information, and resources from around the web. In the April 28th edition, read more about the following:...

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Trip report: Off-the-beaten path in northern Peru

Apr 27, 2018 |

From the Field

| by Lindsay Taulbee

Along with the Amazon rainforest, Colca Canyon, and the Nazca lines, Machu Picchu tops the list of “must-see places” for many travelers to Peru. Machu Picchu is indeed magnificent and well worth the visit, but if you’ve experienced the ruins already and are looking for something new, northern ...

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Giving Back: Using Service Projects to Support Your Organization’s Mission

Apr 27, 2018 |

Conservation

| by Lindsay Taulbee

Many travelers today want to go beyond traditional “tourism” and instead seek experiences that more deeply connect them with the people, culture, and environments of their destination. One way to do that, and to support your organization’s mission at the same time, is to incorporate a service ...

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5 Tips for Reviewing Travel Proposals

You’ve been proposed to. It’s actually not so flattering. As a travel planner, you’re getting proposed to all the time! Deciding on an itinerary and tour provider is a bit like getting hitched. You need to make the right decision as this is a long-term investment....

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Namibia: Africa’s Best Kept Secret

Apr 27, 2018 |

Destination Spotlight

| by Molly O'Brien

Namibia lies on the southwest coast of Africa and to this day it is the continent's best kept secret. From dune-studded beaches, expansive starlit skies, spectacular rock formations, and beautiful wildlife, Namibia is quickly becoming a top choice destination. Here’s why:   ...

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Visual Affects: Selecting Photos to Market Your Trip

Apr 27, 2018 |

Tips and Resources

| by Christa Markley

You’ve chosen your destination, crafted your itinerary, and devised your marketing plan – now it’s time to advertise your trip. Whether you’re using print ads, social media, posters, or brochures, there’s one unifying element that goes a long way to your success: photos....

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