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  • 5 Destinations for Patriots

    While the appeal of New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington, D.C., to patriots is undeniable, have you considered some of these other destinations for patriotic-themed travel?

  • 50th Anniversary Celebration at Gateway Arch

    Mark your calendars! Join us October 24 and 28 for special events celebrating the Gateway Arch's 50th anniversary!

  • 90 Years of Great Country Music!

    The Grand Ole Opry represents 90 years of great country music! What began as a simple radio broadcast became a live entertainment phenomenon. Dedicated to honoring country music's rich history and dynamic present, the Opry showcases country legends and the contemporary chart-toppers who've followed in their footsteps. An American icon and Nashville's No. 1 attraction, the Opry is known worldwide for one-of-a-kind entertainment experiences for all.

  • A Southern Gem Revealed

    A plethora of places welcome groups with open arms—and the numerous destinations and attractions from which to choose might seem overwhelming. Still, some group leaders stick with what is familiar and, in the process, overlook opportunities to explore new cities, states, regions and counties.

  • A Western Classic

    Groups Today readers have once again chosen the Grand Canyon as a top attraction in the Western region.

  • Big-City Sophistication, Small-Town Charm

    Lonely Planet named Grand Rapids, Michigan the No. 1 travel destination for 2014. Groupon called it the No. 1 place to visit in the U.S. in 2015. And now, it's been voted the No. 1 national emerging destination in the 2015 GroupsToday Readers' Choice Awards.

  • Cedar Fair’s Innovative 2016 Lineup

    Thrills come in all sizes with Cedar Fair's most innovative lineup of new rides and attractions. Exciting new rides and attractions for the 2016 operating season include Valravn—the newest of 18 roller coasters at Cedar Point, The Roller Coaster Capital of the World®.

  • Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum: Ultimate Nashville

    The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museumin Nashville, Tennessee, is the home of one of America's most popular art forms. Visitors become entrenched in the fascinating and longstanding musical genre that is country music as they follow its evolution from its earliest folk roots, though minstrel and medicine shows and up to its recent noteworthy rise in popularity. 

  • Deck the Hall, Country Style!

    It's time to Deck the Hall at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum!

  • Destinations for a Merry Little Christmas

    Whether your clients are looking for someplace to dig their toes into the sand or to sip steaming cocoa while watching the snowflakes fall, these North American destinations bring the holiday cheer—each in its own unique style.

  • Discovering Chicago’s Many Layers

    Since its 1837 founding on the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago experienced rapid growth and quickly developed a reputation as a popular destination—for a host of reasons. Chicago is today the third-most populous city in the United States, behind New York and Los Angeles. It remains an economic powerhouse that attracts people from around the globe.

  • Emerging Destinations: Cuba

    Changes in government regulation, allowing for Americans to travel to Cuba without special permission from the government, have opened up new possibilities for Cuba travel. Now, more than ever, travelers are demanding to visit Cuba—an emerging destination in the tourism industry. Here's what you need to know before you go.

  • Frederick, Maryland: High Wheel Bicycle Race August 15!

    Frederick, Maryland, is home to the only high wheel bicycle race in America. This unique event will take place in historic downtown Frederick on August 15, 2015. Racers dressed in vintage clothing ride original and replica high wheel bicycles. The race will be a one-hour, multilap race of high wheels along a 0.4-mile route through downtown.

  • Georgia Welcomes New College Football Hall of Fame

    The new College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience is a 94,256-square-foot attraction located in the heart of Atlanta's sports, entertainment, and tourism district. Adjacent to the Georgia World Congress Center and Centennial Olympic Park, the new hall provides

  • Intrepid Museum Celebrates Hubble’s 25th Anniversary

    The newest exhibition at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum celebrates one of the most important scientific achievements of our time. 

  • Lecture Series at Michigan's Gilmore Car Museum

    The Gilmore Car Museum lecture series "On the Road to History" incorporates fascinating stories and little-known facts about its topics. The eleven-week series is open to the public and covers a variety of subjects.

  • Marriot Marquis Houston to Offer Locally-Inspired Cuisine

    The Marriot Marquis Houston is slated to open in November 2016 with 1,000 new guest rooms, 100,000 square feet of meeting space, Houston's largest ballroom and a Texas-shaped lazy river. In addition to its amenities, the property will offer six food and beverage outlets, all inspired by the Lone Star State.

  • Michelangelo’s Work Visits Nashville

    Marking the first time works by Michelangelo have ever been exhibited in Nashville, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts presents Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane, Masterpiece Drawings from the Casa Buonarroti, on view from 30, 2015, through January 6, 2016.

  • Mississippi Museum of Art: Up All Night

    The Mississippi Museum of Art is excited to present a unique museum experience, Museum24, Friday, January 2, 2015. This all-night, twenty-four-hour celebration coincides with the final weekend of two impressive exhibitions, Spanish Sojourns: Robert Henri and the Spirit of Spain and Robert Henri and Spain, Face to Face. From 10 a.m. Friday to 10 a.m.

  • Mr. Jones & Me

    The Enduring Legacy of Baltimore's First Resident

    The Baltimore Water Taxi is a unique way to experience the harbor the same way so many of its earlier residents did—from the vantage point of the water.

Recent Blogs

Generation X: Travel Trends

Once upon a time, Generation X was considered a cohort of apathetic, grungy loners blasting angry music, Today, they're working professionals and mature adults raising families. Sandwiched between the baby boomers and millennials, Gen X is sometimes considered the "Lost Generation," but they're about 68 million strong and account for 25 percent of the population—and 31 percent of total income, according to OpenForum. Gen X is at a point where they have money to spend on travel. Here are a few trends shaping their plans.

Giving Back to the Comeback City

"The only thing we ask is you love our city as much as we do," said Aaron Foley, appointed Neighborhood Storyteller for the city of Detroit and author of the book How to Live in Detroit without Being a Jackass.

Baby Boomer Travel Trends

For baby boomers, travel is, well, booming. According to the AARP 2017 Travel Trends Report, 99 percent of boomers plan to take at least one leisure trip this year, with an average of five or more trips. But why do they want to travel, and where do they want to go? The report uncovered several trends.