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  • Last week's attack on the Bardo museum in Tunis,Tunisa, left more than twenty foreign tourists dead in an attack claimed by Islamic State militants as "the first drop of the rain." What does this mean for tourism, in this region and beyond? Certainly a decrease in travel to countries in this area.

  • When Justin Osbon worked as an intern to get through college, his current job really found him more than he found it. Image Tours is a three-generation family-owned company, and Justin has become a part of the family through his years of personal growth and thirst for learning.

  • Following his family’s tradition of founding its own student travel companies, Justin Shuler created Group Travel Network in 2004, with a mission to create and grow relationships with the student groups the company helps plan trips for.

  • Next gens Elizabeth, Joe, and John Hall Jr. grew up together in the travel industry, under their father’s wing. They joined his tour groups in destinations such as Nashville, Florida, Arizona, and Alaska. When they were older, each sibling chose separately to rejoin their father and continue his business.

  • How will recent changes impact the travel industry?

    With major changes in U.S. policy in regards to Cuba, U.S. travelers may soon discover what European and Canadian travelers have known for years: Cuba is a highly desirable vacation destination.

  • If you can dream it, you can do it in Mississippi. There's no better way to immerse yourself in this Southern haven than to let the sounds of jazz, blues, and R&B flow through your head while the people and sights capture your heart.

  •  For those of us who’ve been in the group travel industry awhile, when you think of Maryland you automatically think of Rich Gilbert. The small state operates on a tight budget, but its consistency in the marketplace, creative marketing efforts, cooperative programs, and partnerships have positioned Maryland to be successful in all it does.

  • The staff of the Rock Hill/York County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is excited about the new opportunities that tourism industry partners will make available to York County visitors in the New Year. Additions to major attractions and new developments will give York County’s tourism amenities a competitive advantage.

  • Breeze through Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas where your groups will take in the arts, history, military, and culture of the region's past, present, and future.

  •  Batman has Robin. Quilt Man has Bobbin. Then again, maybe more accurately, Quilt Man has Paducah, Kentucky

    Who is Quilt Man? We wanted to know about this colorful character who flies outside of the box and makes an impression upon Paducah visitors. We neededto know. That sparked a conversation with Fowler Black, Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau sales director and the man behind the elegantly rendered mask.

  • Ragan Myers was born and raised in the Long Beach, Washington, tourism community, and it’s easy to hear her enthusiasm for Long Beach and her job. With a face-to-face meeting or phone conversation, anyone could tell that she enjoys talking with people—the thing she loves most about her day-to-day life. Ragan doesn’t think of strangers as strangers, but rather people she’s just not friends with yet.

  • With her background in retail, it seems as though a career at Mall of America would be the perfect fit for Isabella Rhawie. While was growing up, she helped her parents run their jewelry store and was always taught that hard work is good for you.

  • Through the eyes of her seventh-grade self, Morgan Maravich fell in love with Washington, D.C. Every year after that initial trip to the nation’s capital, her parents gave her the chance to travel back to the city she loved and leave her home in Pittsburgh, so she could keep alive her dreams of one day working for the city.