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  • Getting Student Travelers to Disconnect

    Student travel can be a great niche market—you get into a groove with a particular school or teacher, and you have repeat business for years. Working with student groups can also present a range of challenges and rewards. A major challenge is getting kids to unplug from technology, so they can focus on their travel experience.

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    Student travel can be a great niche market—you get into a groove with a particular school or teacher, and you have repeat business for years. Working with student groups can also present a range of challenges and rewards. A major challenge is getting kids to unplug from technology, so they can focus on their travel experience.

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  • Student Travel Destination: Toronto

    Looking for the perfect destination to pitch to student group leaders? Consider Toronto. With theater opportunities, a "melting pot" atmosphere, and a range of sports and cultural activities to choose from, it's a destination that provides international flavor without international expense. Students don't even need a passport.

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Spotlight Collection

  • Jazz at Lincoln CenterJazz at Lincoln CenterJazz at Lincoln Center is a world-renowned cultural institution under the leadership of Managing & Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis dedicated to inspiring and growing audiences for jazz. Centrally located in the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle, Jaz ...
  • Great Wolf Lodge SanduskyGreat Wolf Lodge SanduskyGreat Awaits... Great Wolf Lodge - Sandusky is the perfect venue for your school’s next outing. With group-friendly rates, private space to gather, banquet menus for any budget and ample free bus parking, an amazing adventure is waiting. Perfect for sch ...
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  • Travel JuneauTravel JuneauIn Juneau, Alaska's scenic capital city, cosmopolitan charm and rich history combine with the stunning wilderness of the Tongass National Forest and the bountiful waters of the Inside Passage. Juneau is Southeast Alaska's hub with convenient air and ferry ...
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Featured Content

Getting Student Travelers to Disconnect

Student travel can be a great niche market—you get into a groove with a particular school or teacher, and you have repeat business for years. Working with student groups can also present a range of challenges and rewards. A major challenge is getting kids to unplug from technology, so they can focus on their travel experience.

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Getting Student Travelers to Disconnect 1

Student travel can be a great niche market—you get into a groove with a particular school or teacher, and you have repeat business for years. Working with student groups can also present a range of challenges and rewards. A major challenge is getting kids to unplug from technology, so they can focus on their travel experience.

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Nontransferable Ticketing Troublesome for Group Tour Providers

Paperless tickets sound like a great thing, but some have come with a hidden consequence that could have big implications for group tour operators. Many paperless tickets are restricted or nontransferable, meaning they can only be used by the person who bought them. If you're in the practice of buying a block of theater or sporting event tickets for your groups, restricted tickets could be a nightmare.

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Recent Blogs

Persistence Pays Off: Turning No into Yes

I was attending a conference about four years ago and it was the last day of the conference in the middle of "after lunch" appointments. In between appointments, I was talking with a friend, discussing the conference—the highs and lows, and everything in between. Then I looked at my watch and realized that I was two minutes into my next appointment. I told my friend that I would be right back, as I had talked with this particular person for the previous three shows and was told, "No, we're not going to offer our clients an international tour; it's too far away and not what we want to do."

Appreciation: It Goes a Long Way.

Every year, Destination DC hosts a feel-good event called "DC Loves Buses" day. This is a day where the tourism industry in Washington, D.C., comes together to thank tour bus drivers for all they do to bring group business into the city. The drivers are surprised with goodie bags and lunch, provided by our industry partners.

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.