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  • Boardwalk, Beaches, and Merriment

    Famous for its iconic boardwalk, three distinct beaches, seafood, parks, and waterways, Virginia Beach provides groups with the opportunity to experience all the city has to offer through customizable "Live the Life Adventures" in five categories.

  • 55 in 5: Are You Up for the Challenge?

    Colorado Springs and its surrounding region offer an epic adventure to those up for the challenge. From natural and military history to cultural icons and outdoor adventure, the region's got it all.

  • Bringing People Together

    Jane Tougouma | Group Tour Sales Manager, Destination Cleveland

    A "boomerang," Jane Tougouma returned to Cleveland from Los Angeles and found love in more ways than one. "Traveling is my passion and planning tours for others is my pleasure, especially sharing the unexpected gem that is Cleveland." She joined Destination Cleveland in 2010, serves on the ABA Marketplace Advisory Committee and is CVB co-chair liaison of the ABA 2017 Host Advisory Committee. Her personal travels have included visits to West Africa, Republic of Georgia, Japan and Iceland.

  • Goodbye, Winter! Hello, Maple Syrup!

    While Midwesterners delight at the first sighting of Robin Red Breast flying across the morning sky, New Englanders look for white clouds of smoke rising from sugar shack chimneys to signify winter's end. Beginning in late February, fragrant plumes of steam rise throughout Western Connecticut, heralding the arrival of maple syrup season. Group travelers interested in the longstanding maple syrup making process have many opportunities to experience it in Western Connecticut.

  • Make This the Year You Visit!

    Each year nearly three million people visit South Dakota to marvel at the majestic beauty of the Black Hills. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the completion of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. The Mount Rushmore monument showcases the ingenuity, vision and tenacity of the determined men and women who worked on the historic project.

  • Pandora — The World of Avatar

    Nature, culture, conservation. Science, physics, flight, fight. Color, creativity, imagination, light.

    All 4.4 light years away... yet experienced in a day. Welcome to the newest world within Disney's Animal Kingdom, a fitting home to an ambitious, noble land inspired by Avatar, the film written and directed by James Cameron.

  • Readers' Choice 2015: Eastern Destinations

    Broadway, shopping, sports, history, art... the reasons to visit New York are never-ending, and the ways to experience the city are ever-evolving.

  • Readers' Choice 2015: Southern Destinations

    Those authentic, soulful, powerful, unpretentious sounds couldn only come from the place where music is inspired, written, recorded and performed: Music City.

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.