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Exploring the Galápagos | Perspectives for Student Programs

For many educators and global studies leaders, the Galápagos Islands represent the pinnacle of experiential learning. The Galápagos provide the ideal setting to help students make connections between the classroom curriculum and a living laboratory....

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Holbrook Statement on Recent Cuba Developments

Apr 25, 2019 | | by Andrea Holbrook

On April 17, the Trump administration announced a series of measures aimed at further restricting travel and trade between the United States and Cuba. This is the second round of actions from his administration that reflect a rolling back of the path to normalization that former President ...

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Designing a memorable safari experience around your interests

When most people imagine an East African safari, they picture an adventure to witness amazing wildlife like elephants, lions, and zebras. Though this is an accurate depiction, a safari can be so much more than strictly a wildlife expedition....

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From the Field: AdventureWeek in Northern Peru

Apr 25, 2019 | | by Lindsay Taulbee

Stephanie Kowacz, Holbrook Travel's Chief Operating Officer, just got back from a trip to northern Peru, where she participated in AdventureWeek. Overshadowed by the Sacred Valley and Peruvian Amazon, northern Peru is a less-traveled region but has a burgeoning tourism infrastructure and a ...

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News Bin - April 25, 2019

Apr 25, 2019 |

News Roundup

| by Lindsay Taulbee

Bringing you the latest news, information, and resources from around the web. In the April 25 edition, read more about the following:...

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Photo essay from the Himalayas: the Quest for the Snow Leopard

Apr 25, 2019 | | by Christa Markley

Todd Gustafson of Gustafson Photo Safari recently led a photography expedition to the Himalayas in search of the elusive snow leopard. This remote and mountainous wilderness of northern India once posed a challenge for potential travelers, but thanks to the Snow Leopard Conservancy, tourism ...

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Revisiting Your Group Travel Insurance

Group Travel organizers are charged with many different tasks as they move from planning stages through the welcome home phase. From program design and marketing to registrations and final documents, the hats are many. One important hat is the having the overall responsibility to your group. ...

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Destination Spotlight: Costa Rica - the world's greatest classroom

The choices of destinations for student travel are vast and varied. Every year, educators and administrators in educational travel look to provide new, cutting-edge opportunities for students to grow and become global citizens. Trends come and go, but one destination is perennially at the top ...

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Dealing with Difficult Participants: Part 2 – The Before and After

Mar 13, 2019 | | by Lindsay Taulbee

Throughout the trip planning process, there are many touchpoints when you’ll communicate with your travelers, from their initial registration all the way to their post-trip evaluation. While much of this contact may be handled by your travel provider, your participants will still look to you ...

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Uganda: New Luster for the Pearl of Africa

Mar 13, 2019 |

Destination Spotlight

| by Molly O'Brien

Although dubbed in 1907 as “the Pearl of Africa” by Winston Churchill, Uganda’s travel appeal didn’t gain traction until very recently. Savvy travelers are becoming wise to the cultural and natural treasures Uganda has to offer at rather affordable prices, with not only gorilla trekking but ...

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