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Destination Spotlight: An Inside Look at Mountain Gorilla Trekking

"All I remember was being breathless. It was so magical,” recalls Pelin Karaca, Holbrook’s Vice President of Product Development, about her first encounter with the mountain gorillas. “I was together with a group of eight of us. All of a sudden, I hear this rustle from the trees and bushes ...

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Making real connections in Panama with new stopover program

Nov 14, 2019 |

From the Field

| by Christa Markley

Connecting continents, oceans, cultures, and commerce, the tiny country of Panama has always been shaped by its strategic location. The formation of the Isthmus of Panama yielded a path for migrating wildlife and natural exchange, echoed millions of years later with mankind’s burgeoning trade ...

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News Bin - November 14, 2019

Nov 14, 2019 |

News Roundup

| by Meghan Pipa

Bringing you the latest news, information, and resources from around the web. In the November 14 edition, read more about the following:...

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How to effectively promote your group travel program

Nov 14, 2019 |

Tips and Resources

| by Lindsay Taulbee

Designing the perfect group travel program for your organization or institution is fun, but deciding on the itinerary is only part of the process. Once you’ve finalized the details, the next step is getting the word out. The key is to start early; by announcing the trip sooner rather than ...

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Holbrook Statement on Recent Cuba Developments

Nov 14, 2019 |

Insider

| by Holbrook Travel

On October 25, the U.S. Department of Transportation ordered U.S. airlines to discontinue flights to all Cuban cities except Havana. The suspension goes into effect December 10, with no end date anticipated....

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Time, talent, and treasure: Redefining impact at the World Tourism Day Forum

Nov 14, 2019 |

Conservation

| by Christa Markley

In late September, Holbrook president Andrea Holbrook journeyed to Washington D.C. to participate in the annual World Tourism Day Forum, hosted by the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST) and the Organization of American States (OAS). The purpose of the forum is to develop and discuss best ...

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Beyond the classroom—expedition-style learning

Nov 8, 2019 |

Education

| by Lindsay Taulbee

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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Iceland’s cooling popularity is good news for travel planners

A few years, ago Iceland was top on many travelers’ lists, capturing their imaginations. Take Kathy Giglio of Smithtown, NY, who traveled in 2017 with a group of science educators. “It was fascinating from start to finish,” she recalled. “I was able to better understand its rich geological ...

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News Bin - July 18, 2019

Jul 18, 2019 |

News Roundup

| by Molly O'Brien

Bringing you the latest news, information, and resources from around the web. In the July 18 edition, read more about the following:...

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Living on the land: indigenous communities and responsible tourism

Jul 18, 2019 |

Conservation

| by Christa Markley

When it comes to preserving natural areas, a common conception is that land must be devoid of human presence in order to thrive. But this isn’t unilaterally true. Yes, certain human presence degrades the environment – mining, deforesting, littering, for example – but this viewpoint doesn’t ...

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