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  • Technology Trends in Travel

    Advances in technology affect just about every industry today, and travel/tourism is no exception. In fact, today's travelers have new levels of expectations when it comes to technology and the role it plays in travel—and the industry is definitely paying attention.

    "Travelers expect technology to not only make their lives easier while traveling, but they also expect technology to improve their overall travel experience," explained Stacey Slifka, an event solution manager at ITA Group, a West Des Moines, Iowa-based company that creates and manages events, incentives, and recognition programs worldwide.

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  • Pam Inman Appointed NTA President

    NTA has appointed Pam Inman, IOM, CAE, CMHS, president of the association. Inman brings decades of experience in travel, tourism, and hospitality to the organization. She will split her time between Lexington, Kentucky, and Washington, D.C., and officially assume her role as president in September.

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  • In Harmony with Your Home Office

    7 tips for designing your workspace
    Creating a welcoming, functional workspace is essential to being successful when working from home. These seven points outline how to design a workspace that's efficient and motivating, while reflecting your personality.

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Spotlight Collection

  • Destination DCDestination DCFrom its celebrated symbols of patriotism to its undiscovered neighborhoods, the sights and sounds of the nation's capital inspire millions of visitors every year. Packed with famous sights, free attractions, and an endless calendar of special events, Was ...
  • Grand HotelGrand HotelVisit Grand Hotel, a National Historic Landmark and experience the beauty of Mackinac Island in Northern Michigan. Established in 1887, and owned by the same family for three generations Grand Hotel welcomes you to America’s Summer Place. Your group will ...
  • Tropicana Casino & ResortTropicana Casino & ResortTropicana Casino & Resort is a 24-hour gaming destination located on the famous beach and Boardwalk. Featuring 2,079 rooms and suites and home of The Quarter, a 200,000 square foot entertainment complex, Tropicana is the premier resort in Atlantic Cit ...
  • OMCA - Ontario Motor Coach AssociationOMCA - Ontario Motor Coach AssociationOMCA (Ontario Motor Coach Association) is one of the largest travel and tourism-related associations in Canada.  Our members consist of bus operators, tour operators, product and service providers, and tourism suppliers (attractions, destinations, ho ...
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Featured Content

Using Pinterest to Promote Your Group Travel Business

You may be a Pinterest devotee or you may have deemed it unworthy of investigation, but there is reason to take notice. In 2013, Semiocast released data indicating that more than seventy million people, mostly women, use Pinterest. More than fifty percent of Pinterest's registered users visit the site daily or weekly. And, according to Reuters, most of the women who use Pinterest are in the middle to high socio-economic range, meaning they have disposable income. The ages of the typical user are widespread—about twenty-five percent each in the 25-34, 35-44, and 45-54 ranges, who may be interested in everything from destination weddings and honeymoons, to family trips, to retirement travel. If you're not using Pinterest to promote your business to them, you may be missing a big opportunity to market to a valuable demographic.

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Technology Trends in Travel

Advances in technology affect just about every industry today, and travel/tourism is no exception. In fact, today's travelers have new levels of expectations when it comes to technology and the role it plays in travel—and the industry is definitely paying attention.

"Travelers expect technology to not only make their lives easier while traveling, but they also expect technology to improve their overall travel experience," explained Stacey Slifka, an event solution manager at ITA Group, a West Des Moines, Iowa-based company that creates and manages events, incentives, and recognition programs worldwide.

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Maximizing Your LinkedIn Profile

You may have a LinkedIn account, adding new information periodically, and utilizing this technology to make new connections. Or, you may have started a profile way back when, and by now have forgotten your username and password. You're not alone. However, your LinkedIn profile represents you, and your brand. If a potential client looks up your profile, and it hasn't been updated in two years, it doesn't reflect well on you.

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Recent Blogs

Learning to Go with the Flow

This personal story from Ragan Myers, one of Group Today's Top 10 Next Gens in Group Travel, is a perfect example of how tour planners need to be flexible and creative when things don't go as intended.

Celebrating Travel (and Its Wondrous Possibilities)

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! As America just finished celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday, it got me thinking to back to when I was a kid: I‘m not sure if I appreciated the wisdom of Dr. Seuss (aka Theodor Geisel) as much as I do as an adult. His books always entertained me, but I didn’t realize that a majority of life’s lessons could be found on their pages. I think fondly of sayings like, “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” This is so simple, yet so profound. It reminds us that we are only limited by our ability to believe in the impossible. You—and only you—decide how successful you will be at something.

How to Leave an Effective Voicemail

You have ten seconds to capture your prospect’s attention over the phone—so don’t waste critical time. This is especially critical when leaving your prospect a voicemail.