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Groups Today is the only group travel magazine that satisfies travel professionals' desire for industry and business news. From marketing best practices to business management tips, Groups Today Business articles give group travel professionals content tailored to their business that they can't find anywhere else.

A little stress can keep us on our toes, but too much can leave you running on empty. If you are feeling overextended, overscheduled, tired and just plain ... stressed out, try these tips from Michelle Steffes, Certified Coach/Business Consultant/Speaker/Trainer at IPV Consulting. She has identified six key factors that should help you avoid burnout. For those of us looking for ways to repair the burnout we've already endured, she has us covered, too.

Do you need to grow your e-mail list with qualified potential new clients? If you're like many in our industry, your e-mail list is like gold. Catherine Heeg offers some easy steps you can take to pull together a plan and grow your e-mail list.

No matter how organized you are, time inevitably slips away and your proverbial to-do list is left uncompleted. Let's face it: Even the most organized people could improve upon their time management skills.

In the travel arena, the expression "the best laid plans" applies all too frequently. Turmoil in many parts of the world has led some travelers to express reservation about their upcoming trips. While you can't change how your clients react to real, perceived or possibly inflated threats, you can better manage the ripple effect these changes could cause.

Before your travelers venture outside of the U.S. border, chances are they've done a little research. They've looked into the customs and cultures of the countries they are visiting, they've learned what is considered "rude" in these foreign lands—basically, they've done their homework. Groups Today Editorial Director Amy L Charles ponders whether travelers take these steps when traveling domestically.

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.