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Lindsay Taulbee

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

Jul 18, 2019 |

Tips and Resources

| by Lindsay Taulbee

The world is increasingly connected, and keeping in touch with friends and family back home—and with your fellow travelers in the field—is getting easier and easier. In many countries around the world, Wifi is becoming standard in hotels, restaurants, and other public places, and cell service ...

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Here’s a Tip: Decoding Gratuities

Jun 13, 2019 |

Tips and Resources

| by Lindsay Taulbee

Imagine it’s the last night of a wonderful trip. Everything has gone smoothly so far. All your travelers have enjoyed themselves and built a nice camaraderie. As everyone gathers for a final farewell dinner, Thelma pulls you aside. She’s uncomfortable because Louise is trying to collect tips ...

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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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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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Brazil’s Pantanal: A “Secret” Wildlife Haven

Brazil is known as a haven for biodiversity—20 percent of all living species are found within its borders—and the Amazon rainforest often steals the spotlight as an ecotourism destination. Scratch the surface, however, and another region emerges to offer what is arguably an even better ...

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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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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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