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Issue No. 30 July 2012  
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Welcome to the July issue of The Group Travel Minute, the monthly e-newsletter for The Group Travel Leader publication. This issue features new tours from Brendan Vacations; ziplines opening in Hocking Hills; a conference preview for the second half of 2012; Group Travel 101; a photo quiz; and a new group game!

In response to changing travel trends, Brendan Vacations is embracing a new style of travel with its 2013 offerings of small group tours called Boutique Journeys to exotic destinations such as Mexico, Vietnam, South Africa, India and Columbia.



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LOGAN, Ohio - The Hocking Hills region of southeastern Ohio welcomed newly opened Valley Zip Lines, as well as a new zipline for kids from existing operator Hocking Hills Canopy Tours.     



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Whether it's faith-based, boomer groups or other types of travel, see what is coming up in the travel conference scene for the rest of 2012.

This quick guide to the upcoming 2012 tourism conferences can help you plan out the rest of your year.



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Travel Thoughts:
Eliza Myers recounts her husband's first vacation with her family and the troubles that ensue. She relates how she learned the importance of being able to balance different people's traveling styles to make everyone happy.

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Can you identify this famous American bridge? Take our online quiz to see if you can correctly identify this impressive structure.

Where in the World Quiz 

Summer Olympics Unscramble


Get your group ready for the Summer Olympics with this word unscramble. The game is a great way to pump up enthusiasm for the 2012 Olympics!

Summer Olympics Word Unscramble
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When you begin planning group tours to domestic destinations, you'll find great allies in the CVBs that represent cities and towns all across the country. Here's how to make the most of CVB services.

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Publisher Mac Lacy recently went to Peru for Tourism Cares' first international travel work project. Read the article about his experience here.

Have you or your group ever participated in voluntourism?

Take our Group Travel Leader poll to see nationwide results.


Survey results for:
Are you likely to take a group to Cuba?

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2012 GTL Media Kit

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