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News Bin - February 16, 2018

Feb 16, 2018 |

News Roundup

| by Christa Markley

Bringing you the latest news, information, and resources from around the web. In the February 16th edition, read more about the following:...

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Navigating Flights – When Group Airfare Makes Sense

You’ve chosen your next destination, decided on the itinerary, and you’re finalizing your brochure to get the word out to your travel community. Did you forget something? Often overlooked, a critical piece of your group program is your air travel. Not only can flights be the most expensive ...

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Destination Spotlight: Panama, Beyond the Canal

Feb 14, 2018 |

Destination Spotlight

| by Molly O'Brien

Panama is best known as home to one of the great engineering wonders of the 20th century—the Panama Canal.  The Isthmus of Panama forms a passageway linking the North Atlantic and North Pacific Oceans via the Caribbean Sea. Yes, a perfect location for one of the largest shipping routes in the ...

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Group travel and social media: ways to increase participant engagement

Feb 14, 2018 |

Tips and Resources

| by Christa Markley

In an increasingly internet-centric world, marketing advice seems to funnel through one concise – albeit vague – pointer: use social media. But what does that mean? Social media is a huge cultural vehicle, with countless ways to set and measure goals, across a variety of channels, to a vast ...

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Reforesting hope: Costa Rica, conservation, and ecotourism

Feb 14, 2018 |

Conservation

| by Christa Markley

When it comes to conservation, Costa Rica is small but mighty. Its success story stands as a testament to the idea that it’s never too late to reverse negative environmental impact: by the 1980s, Costa Rica had the highest deforestation rate in Latin America – a particularly dispiriting fact ...

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Beyond the classroom—expedition-style learning

Feb 14, 2018 |

Education

| by Molly O'Brien

How educational travel benefits your students “We cannot fully understand our own environment until we have had the opportunity to experience the diversity of environments around the world.” -Dr. Tina Cartwright, Climatologist and educator, Marshall University...

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Behind the Scenes: U.S. Travel to Cuba - Setting the Record Straight

People to People Travel to Cuba remains safe, educational, enjoyable and legal When the Trump administration began rolling back the U.S. policy towards Cuba in June 2017, it caused uncertainty and fear among Americans interested in traveling to Cuba. It is also causing confusion among members ...

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Destination Spotlight: The Other Side to Mexico

Travel planners often overlook Mexico as a destination for their travelers. Why? In part, Mexico gets a steady stream of negative news these days, mostly for political reasons. Plus, most travelers think of Mexico only for the beach resorts. Finally, the U.S. State Department issued a new ...

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News Bin - January 11, 2018

Jan 11, 2018 |

News Roundup

| by Christa Markley

Bringing you the latest news, information, and resources from around the web. In the January 11th edition, read more about the following:...

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