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Cuba Update: Will the recent change in travel advisory help Cuba bookings?

Sep 19, 2018 |

Insider

| by Christopher Bensley

In case you missed it, on August 23rd the U.S. State Department softened its stance on travel to Cuba, lowering it to a Level 2 from a level 3. With this change, will Cuba become popular for groups again?...

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What’s in a Name? Why your program title is important.

We may not want to admit it, but our loyal travelers aren’t as loyal as we think. They are scouring numerous options as they consider their next destination:  “which Peru (or other) program is right for me?”...

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Wild Alaska – A look inside America’s Last Frontier

Sep 19, 2018 |

From the Field

| by Lindsay Taulbee

Alaska’s magnificent mountain peaks, green timberlands, and nearly 34,000 miles of protected coastal waters contain awe-inspiring scenery. Step inside this expansive frontier and you have a chance to see elk, bears, moose, Bald Eagles, humpback whales, sea otters, and other wildlife in ...

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News Bin - September 19, 2018

Sep 19, 2018 |

News Roundup

| by Molly O'Brien

Bringing you the latest news, information, and resources from around the web. In the September 19th edition, read more about the following:...

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The call no one wants: handling medical emergencies in the field

Sep 19, 2018 |

Behind the Scenes

| by Molly O'Brien

Despite extensive risk management standards, thorough guide training and certification, and far-reaching safety protocols, emergencies in-country, while unfortunate, are unavoidable at times. In this article we’re calling out the difficult topic and addressing the call no one wants to receive: ...

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Chile: A Paradise for the Adventurous Soul

Sep 19, 2018 |

Destination Spotlight

| by Molly O'Brien

Find out why Chile is one of the latest top travel destinations Stretching 2,653 miles in length and only 150 miles across at its widest point, Chile’s unique geography is what gives rise to its extraordinary appeal as a travel destination. Named Lonely Planet’s #1 destination for travel in ...

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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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