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Conservation: Protecting Birds and Their Habitats in the Caribbean

Mar 23, 2018 |

Conservation

| by Lindsay Taulbee

Cape May Warbler. Baltimore Oriole. Louisiana Waterthrush. Philadelphia Vireo. In North America, we often think of the birds we see at our backyard feeders as “ours,” even going so far as to name them after our own cities or states. But for part of the year, many of them “belong” to someone ...

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Destination Spotlight on Ecuador: Four Worlds, One Country

Mar 23, 2018 |

Destination Spotlight

| by Molly O'Brien

Mainland Ecuador is a destination that often takes a back seat to its Central and South American neighbors, not to mention getting cast in the shadow of the ever popular Galápagos Islands. Why is it that a country that’s home to some of the most biodiverse locations on Earth and is rich with ...

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Tips & Resources: Strategies for Building Group Camaraderie

Mar 23, 2018 |

Tips and Resources

| by Lindsay Taulbee

“One of the main points about travelling is to develop in us a feeling of solidarity, of that oneness without which no better world is possible.” – Ella Maillart, Swiss adventurer...

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News Bin - March 23, 2018

Mar 23, 2018 |

News Roundup

| by Christa Markley

Bringing you the latest news, information, and resources from around the web. In the March 23rd edition, read more about the following:...

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Cuba Travel:  The Latest News on Safety, Rules, and Embassy Staffing

Mar 23, 2018 |

Insider

| by Christopher Bensley

“Travel to Cuba is both safe and legal.”  – Rich Shea, The Center for Responsible Travel (CREST)...

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Up Close: Scalesia Galápagos Lodge, Isabela Island

Mar 23, 2018 |

Up Close

| by Christopher Bensley

Galápagos by cruise or land? The trend of eco-travelers to choose land-based accommodations is on the rise as noted in our prior article on Galápagos travel. But what constitutes a model ecolodge? The lodge should be harmonious with nature, follow best practices in conservation, have minimal ...

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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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