News, guidance, and resources for group travel planners

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Featured Article: Getting Creative about Travel at Nueva School

Teacher Profile: David Knight, University High School

The “Big 15” of Galápagos Wildlife

Webinar Highlights | Pioneers of the Galápagos: The Wittmers

Should you be planning more domestic travel?

Manitoba: Attracting scientists, wildlife, and charged particles

News Bin - August 25, 2020

Will coronavirus be a wake-up call for traveling more responsibly?

Destination Spotlight: Australia, Naturally

Navigating the Future of Travel Insurance

News Bin - May 7, 2020

From the field: Video messages from our partners during COVID-19

Mitigating Risk in the Field: What is Your Emergency Plan?

Behind the Mysterious Stone Faces of Easter Island: A Lesson in Responsible Travel

Principles in Practice: Making Your Travel Program More Sustainable

Talking with a Travel Planner: an Interview with Kate Sanders

News Bin - February 13, 2020

From the Field: Mexico’s Annual Monarch Migration

Be an inbox hero: Email tips for travel planners

Are Travel Documents Finally Going Digital? Take our poll.

Understanding Carbon Offsets – A Beginner’s Guide

From the Field: Birding in Ecuador Photo Essay

Best of 2019: The Year’s Most Popular Blog Posts

Group Sharing Made Easy: Tripcast’s “Living Travel Journal”

Exploring Ecuador: Perspectives for Student Programs

News Bin - December 20, 2019

The Ultimate Expedition: The Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica

Destination Spotlight: An Inside Look at Mountain Gorilla Trekking

Making real connections in Panama with new stopover program

News Bin - November 14, 2019

How to effectively promote your group travel program

Holbrook Statement on Recent Cuba Developments

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

Beyond the classroom—expedition-style learning

Iceland’s cooling popularity is good news for travel planners

News Bin - July 18, 2019

Living on the land: indigenous communities and responsible tourism

In the Field: A Glimpse into the 2019 Global Studies Workshop

WhatsApp with that? Keeping in touch in the digital age of travel

Handling illness in the field: the do’s and don’ts

Exploring South Africa: Perspectives for Student Programs

In Case You Missed It – Further Cuba Restrictions Announced

Protecting turtles that are “Too Rare to Wear”

South Africa: A look beyond megadiversity

News Bin - June 13, 2019

Here’s a Tip: Decoding Gratuities

From the field: Guide Training Conference, Lake Yojoa Honduras

Exploring the Galápagos | Perspectives for Student Programs

Holbrook Statement on Recent Cuba Developments

Designing a memorable safari experience around your interests

From the Field: AdventureWeek in Northern Peru

News Bin - April 25, 2019

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

Revisiting Your Group Travel Insurance

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

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

Uganda: New Luster for the Pearl of Africa

News Bin - March 13, 2019

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

Costa Rica Quests bring together conservation and community

Brazil’s Pantanal: A “Secret” Wildlife Haven

Trip report: Cuba from a First-Timer's Point of View

News Bin - December 14, 2018

Duo dynamics: Ensuring a successful partnership between leader and guide

Sharing Success — Learning from Peer Organizations

Destination Spotlight: Rediscovering Ethiopia in the post-Lucy period

Is AI the future of travel?

Fighting the crowds: Seeking solutions to overtourism at World Tourism Day Forum and beyond

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

News Bin - October 30, 2018

From the field: Colombia, the Next Great Destination in Latin America

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

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

Wild Alaska – A look inside America’s Last Frontier

News Bin - September 19, 2018

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

Chile: A Paradise for the Adventurous Soul

Dealing with Difficult Participants

Destination Spotlight: Navigating the Amazon – Safely

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

News Bin - August 1, 2018

Field Report: Site Inspection - Uncovering Belize’s Jewels

Where to? Choosing your next destination

Into the Heart of Wild India

Customizing your travel program to your members

News Bin - June 29, 2018

Madagascar: A Photo Essay by Sandy Doss

News Bin - June 1, 2018

What makes an excellent guide?

Trip Report: First Graders Take On STEM in Costa Rica

Tanzania: Pride of Africa

News Bin - April 28, 2018

Trip report: Off-the-beaten path in northern Peru

Giving Back: Using Service Projects to Support Your Organization’s Mission

5 Tips for Reviewing Travel Proposals

Namibia: Africa’s Best Kept Secret

Visual Affects: Selecting Photos to Market Your Trip

Conservation: Protecting Birds and Their Habitats in the Caribbean

Destination Spotlight on Ecuador: Four Worlds, One Country

Tips & Resources: Strategies for Building Group Camaraderie

News Bin - March 23, 2018

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

Up Close: Scalesia Galápagos Lodge, Isabela Island

News Bin - February 16, 2018

Navigating Flights – When Group Airfare Makes Sense

Destination Spotlight: Panama, Beyond the Canal

Group travel and social media: ways to increase participant engagement

Reforesting hope: Costa Rica, conservation, and ecotourism

Behind the Scenes: U.S. Travel to Cuba - Setting the Record Straight

Case Study: How Ecotourism is Helping both Guatemala and Conservation

Destination Spotlight: The Other Side to Mexico

News Bin - January 11, 2018

Alert: US State Department Launches New Travel Warnings System

Leading Educators Speak Out on Travel & Professional Development for STEM

The Insider travel survey: results & winners

Peru: A Photo Essay by Andrea Holbrook

Alaska by Land or Sea? 5 Reasons why Alaska Overland Makes All the Difference

News Bin - November 30, 2017

Case Study: NRF of Wisconsin’s Field Trip Program

Conservation: Carbon Offsetting with ClimateSafe

Conservation through Coffee: How Shade-Grown Beans Benefit Birds

On Safari: Taking the Mystery out of Planning an Africa Expedition

Choosing the right travel provider for your group or organization

U.S. Travel Association Supports Continued Cuban Travel

News Bin - October 26, 2017

An Inside Look into Guide Training

Is Your Travel Program Sustainable? How the Upcoming UN Environment Forum Offers an Important Message

News Bin - September 22, 2017

Irma Aftermath: Most Areas in Cuba are Intact and Programs are Proceeding

Planning a Retreat? Here’s Why You Should Consider Costa Rica

An Inconvenient Report: Climate Reality and Global Change

Giving Back: Incorporating Service Projects into Your Group Travel Program

How to Organize a Group Travel Program

News Bin - August 28, 2017

Choosing the Right Antarctic Cruise for Your Group or Organization

Cuba: Environmental Protection, Conservation, and Sustainability of Cuban Ecosystems

Takeaways from the 2017 Audubon Convention

News Bin - July 21, 2017

Interview: Peru from a First-Timer’s Point of View

Go Safe or Go Home: 6 Tips for Ensuring Health and Safety on a Travel Program

Conference Recap: American Public Gardens Association

Galápagos by Land or Cruise: an Insider’s Perspective on Economy and Ecology

What’s next in Cuba: How recent announcement could affect group travel planners

News Bin - June 21, 2017

Destination Spotlight: Should Madagascar be on your travel calendar?

Interview: Costa Rica from a First-Timer’s Point of View

Conservation Corner: How Travel Planners Can Support Sustainability in Key Regions

Using travel as a professional development tool for your organization

Once overlooked, Belize is getting the attention of travel planners

News Bin - May 24, 2017

Trip report: Galápagos from a First-Timer’s Point of View

Tips & Resources: Seven marketing essentials to fill your travel program

Trip Profile: Climb For Cancer Inca Trail (June 3-10, 2018)

News Bin - April 18, 2017

What’s Next for Cuba: Airlines pull back, but what about group travel?

Why Iceland Is Primed for Educational Travel

Promoting local conservation and sustainability in Belize and Guatemala

Trip Leader Success: How to Work with Your In-Country Guide

Focus on conservation: Sea Turtle Conservancy

News Bin - February 23, 2017

Report from the field: Exploring the riches of the Bahamas with Andrea Holbrook

Are Price Increases in Iceland Unavoidable?

Getting personal with your travel program

Audubon Survey: And the winner is...

News Bin – January 20, 2017

Destination Spotlight: Colombia – With New Peace Accord, Is It Time To Go?

How Travel Drives Membership, Loyalty and Funding

Educator Resources: Abrupt Climate Change Lesson Plan

A Taste of Cuba, Tradition and Conservation on the Christmas Bird Count

Don't Leave Money on the Table: Tips for Funding Professional Development

Trip Report: Honduras Conservation for Birding Tour

Protecting Bird Habitats in Partnership with National Audubon

Cuba Charter Dates Now Available for Group Travel

Educator Resources: Health and Biodiversity Lesson Plan

University of Virginia Course Explores “Saving Nature” in Cuba

From the Field: Biology Students Study in Costa Rica

Holbrook Attends National Science Teachers Association Conference

Trip Report: Birding in Patagonia with San Diego Audubon Society

Sarapiquí Conservation Learning Center

A Look at Conservation Efforts by the Charles Darwin Foundation