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Issue No. 36January 2013
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Welcome to the January issue of The Group Travel Minute, the monthly e-newsletter for The Group Travel Leader publication. In this issue: Collette Vacations launches online resource; new visitor center coming to Alaska; coverage of ABA Marketplace; Travel Thoughts; a photo quiz; and a new group game!

PAWTUCKET, R.I. - To help group travel planners keep track of the mountains of paperwork involved in a group trip, Collette Vacations has launched an interactive online tool called the Gateway. 


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This summer, workers will start construction on a multimillion-dollar visitor center to help ease the crowds visiting Alaska's Denali National Park.

The visitor center will be built on the lesser-known Denali State Park.  



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CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - More than 3,000 travel industry delegates, including 750 travel buyers, gathered January 5-9 for the 35th annual American Bus Association (ABA) Marketplace, kicking off a year that many hope will continue an upward trend for the intercity bus industry and a growth year for its members' tour and charter divisions.


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Travel Thoughts:

Donia Simmons relates how she learned how to prepare for possible emergencies, which is a skill that all group planners have to master.

Read to find out what steps she took to become better equipped to face the elements. 


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Can you identify this scenic lighthouse? Take our online quiz to see if you can correctly name this famous lighthouse.

Where in the World Quiz

Group game: California Crossword

Keep this with you for your next group trip to California! This quiz can help passengers learn something about the state while traveling there.

California Crossword Puzzle
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Imagine a week of carefree sailing past islands fit for paradise.

Greenloon's Whitsunday Islands Sailing itinerary takes guests on a boating expedition to enjoy the tropical shores and colorful reefs of Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

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