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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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Tips & Resources: For Your Travelers – Free Guide to Traveling Responsibly

Help make your travelers more responsible In offering travel to your organization and community, you can have a big impact on reducing our carbon footprint. Not only can you make smart choices about which providers you work with, you can also educate your participants on how they can make a ...

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Duo dynamics: Ensuring a successful partnership between leader and guide

For group planners, the relationship between your in-field trip leader and local guide is a major factor in a trip’s success. This dynamic not only affects the logistical unfolding of the itinerary, it also has a huge impact on the intangible “tone” of a trip – and how your participants will ...

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The big short: 5 tactics to fill an under-enrolled group

We’ve all been there. Your travel program had a flurry of initial enrollments but the well has gone dry. Your final payment deadline is fast approaching and you are several travelers short. How do you avoid canceling and alienating the loyal travelers who signed up?...

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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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Dealing with Difficult Participants

Aug 1, 2018 |

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| 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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The message in the medium: which social channel is for you?

Aug 1, 2018 |

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| 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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Where to? Choosing your next destination

Jun 29, 2018 |

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| by Lindsay Taulbee

When planning a travel program, one of the most enjoyable parts of the process is dreaming about where you’ll go. ...

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Customizing your travel program to your members

Much has been made in recent years about the need to reach your organization’s members programs that are geared to their special interests, information that is relevant to their interests. Customizing a travel program to differentiate you from the many trips available on the market will help ...

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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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