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Issue No. 32September 2012  
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Welcome to the September issue of The Group Travel Minute, the monthly e-newsletter for The Group Travel Leader publication. In this issue: Mayflower Tours releases new 2013 itineraries; Philadelphia CVB launches tour-building tool; review of the GOF Conference; Group Travel 101; a photo quiz; and a new group game!

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. - On August 23, Mayflower Tours released the 2013 North America Deluxe Escorted Holidays and the 2013 River Cruising and World Holidays brochures.

The tour operator released four new itineraries in North America and three new river cruises.  



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PHILADELHPIA - The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau has released a new website tool that allows group tour planners to create customized itineraries.

The bureau partnered with to build the online trip-building technology directly onto their website.  



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Nearly 300 faith-based travel planners, travel industry destinations and tour operators gathered in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Aug. 21-23 for the ninth annual Going On Faith Conference operated by The Group Travel Family.



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Travel Thoughts:
For more than 50 years, Cuba has been the ultimate forbidden fruit for American travelers. Brian Jewell talks about his recent trip there in this blog post.

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Watch videos from the floor of the Going On Faith Conference in Rock Hill, S.C.
Sonja Burris, York County CVB
Joe Cappuzzello, GOF Conference
Charlie Presley, Group Travel Family
Omer Eshel, Israel Ministry of Tourism
Monica Trego, PA Dutch CVB
Brian Jewell, Going On Faith

Can you identify this famous gate? Take our online quiz to see if you can correctly identify this historic entryway.

Where in the World Quiz 

Box of Riddles Game

Groups will have to look carefully at these riddles to figure out these brain teasers. Each box contains a double meaning for you and your group to uncover.

Box of Riddles Game
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If you've made it this far in our Group Travel 101 series, you've learned the basics of how to recruit a group, plan trips and work with experts to get them going. As you progress, you may find some events organizations and publications helpful.

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Should the U.S. end travel restrictions to Cuba?

Take our Group Travel Leader poll to see nationwide results.


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Have you or your group ever participated in voluntourism?

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2012 GTL Media Kit

2013 GTL Media Kit

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