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Wellness Tourism Worldwide’s Top 10 Wellness Travel Trends of 2014 is based on data collection and research conducted throughout the year that consolidated trends across several sectors and industries to deliver practical knowledge to individuals and businesses, and to help businesses boost sales and maximize profits. 

Group travel of yesteryear was pretty stereotypical. Today’s group travel is far from that. In fact, companies that provide unique offerings are excelling. Groups Today magazine sat down with Jim Reddekopp, president of Earth Bound Tours and Entrepreneurs in Travel, and immediate past chairman and CEO of NTA, to talk about how he has been able to provide and sell unique experiences to his travelers.

We can all agree the sales game isn’t as easy as it used to be. In order to be competitive and stand out from the crowd, we can no longer wing it. We have to work smarter and harder. That’s what I heard from leading advertising sales experts at the Niche Media Conference in Nashville in 2013. 

Recent Blogs

This Wouldn't Look Better as a Lake

"Wouldn't this look better as a lake?"

I was staring out into Yosemite Valley. Half Dome and El Capitan loomed in the distance—two natural landmarks accomplishing what I thought impossible: Make the giant sequoias gathered below look small.

"What?" I turned to the man standing next to me.

"A joke," he said. "Someone once thought this valley would make a great lake."

Get Your Kicks on ... Route 50?

Route 66 sure gets a lot of hype, but have you sent groups along U.S. Route 50 lately? Probably not. In July 1986, Life magazine dubbed the Nevada portion, "The Loneliest Road in America." And yet, from rural mountain ranges to desolate deserts and miles upon miles of rich farmland, Route 50 stretches across 3,073 miles from Ocean City, Maryland to Sacramento, California. It spans 12 states and links four state capitals—offering the most complete cross-sectional journey along the United States midriff.

OMG Experiences (a.k.a. Millennial Travel Trends)

Millennials are one of the largest generations in history (larger, even, than the baby boomers)—and they're entering their prime spending years. Born between 1982 and 1999, millennials were raised on the Internet, fostering a global awareness and an inherent interest in travel. But what are these young travelers looking for? The Millennial Traveler Report conducted by Expedia and Future Foundation discovered a few key generational characteristics.