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Issue No. 27April 2012  
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Welcome to the April issue of The Group Travel Minute, the monthly e-newsletter for The Group Travel Leader publication. This issue features a new Harry Potter attraction; new social networking feature for groups; information on Tourism Cares' recent Volunteer Day; Group Travel 101; a photo quiz; and a new group game!

The Harry Potter world of wizardry and the futuristic Hunger Games will come to life with new attractions in England and Charlotte, N.C. 

On March 31, the Making of Harry Potter behind-the-scenes tour at the Warner Brothers studio opened its doors to muggles and wizards alike.



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Travelers wanting to connect with other members of their group can look to

The social network that allows businesses and people to create social profiles and interact with travelers has announced this new social feature for Touristlink members.



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PENSACOLA, Fla. - About 200 people spent March 30 pulling weeds, planting flowers and painting for Tourism Cares' Volunteer Day in Pensacola, Fla.

Travel industry members from 80 different companies from across the country worked together to restore the Pensacola Lighthouse and the shoreline of Bayou Texar in Bayview Park.



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Watch four video interviews from the floor of the Southeast Tourism Society Spring Meet in Tunica, Miss., March 19-21.

Kalene Griffith, Bentonville CVB
Tom Adkinson, Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

Do you recognize this iconic Southern plantation? Take our online quiz to see if you can correctly identify this famous structure.

Where in the World Quiz

April Group Game


Test your group's brain power with these five riddles. It will keep them occupied for quite a while.

Riddle Me This Game

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As you build trips for your group of travelers, one of the most essential decisions that you'll make is to pick a transportation provider. Your options include planes, trains and motorcoaches, each of which have distinct advantages and drawbacks for groups.  

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Are you likely to take a group to Cuba?

Take our Group Travel Leader poll to see nationwide results.


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 Have recent cruise events changed your group's inclination to cruise?

Stacey Bowman talks about how her family may not be your typical group type, but they are part of a younger yet untapped group market. She outlines the best ways to attract people like her in this recent blog post.
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