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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.

  • 5 Wildflower Wonderlands

    Spring may have sprung into summer, but it's not too late to for your groups to spot wildflowers on their tours! The colorful buds saturate desert valleys, grassland prairies and alpine meadows. Whether the itinerary promises hikes, festivals or breathtaking views en route, consider one of these five wildflower picks.

  • 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.

  • Discover, Learn and Explore at the Aga Khan Museum

    Millennia before smartphones captured history's significant moments, artists across cultures were depicting occasions in tapestries, paintings and sculpture. Today the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Ontario, whose mandate is connecting cultures through the arts, houses more than 1,000 years of artistic accomplishments in its permanent collection. Visitors explore painted manuscripts, metalwork as well as scientific instruments, which showcase the breadth of Muslim civilizations from the Iberian Peninsula to China.

  • Give Veterans a Hero's Welcome

    A time of reflection, remembrance and reunion: Clarksville, Tennessee, honors the service and sacrifice of veterans with the third annual Welcome Home Veterans event, September 13 – 17, 2017.

  • 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

What's on the Horizon? Generation Z Travel Trends

Millennials better make some room in that plane, train or automobile: Generation Z is beginning to enter the travel scene. Consisting of people born in the late 1990s to 2010s, they have grown up in a connected and instantaneous environment. They're adaptive and technologically savvy global citizens with aspirations to change the world.

And they want to see the world, too.

Natural Disasters and Tourism

The recent hurricanes in the United States and the Caribbean, the earthquake in Mexico, and floods occurring in parts of Europe ought to serve once again to remind us that much of the tourism industry is dependent on Mother Nature. Although we tend to focus tourism security more on human actions such as terrorism or crime, these acts of nature are as or often even more deadly than acts perpetrated by humans.

It’s Getting Hot in Here: Brand Activism in Diverse Political Climates

West Michigan was unseasonably warm last month.

I was beginning to think sweating was my new way of life.

The weather certainly seems to be symbolic of where we are as a country right now—chaotic, confused and heated.