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Issue No. 38March 2013
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Welcome to the March issue of The Group Travel Minute, the monthly e-newsletter for The Group Travel Leader publication. In this issue: The Statue of Liberty re-opens; a Zip Line canopy tour comes to Illinois; coverage of the BankTravel Conference; Travel Thoughts; a photo quiz; and a new group game!

NEW YORK - After closing on October 29, 2012 due to Hurricane Sandy, Liberty Island and its famous statue will officially re-open on July 4, 2013.

In anticipation of the re-opening, Statue Cruises is expanding its daily Statue of Liberty Harbor Tours until the official opening date.


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ST LOUIS - Eight zip lines will run along the rocky bluffs surrounded by the Shawnee National Forest in Marion, Illinois, on April 18.

The Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour will be the state's first entirely tree-based, eco-friendly zip line canopy tour.  



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The Group Travel Leader has completed a comprehensive  re-imagining of the magazine's focus. Learn about the different types of groups that are included in our new circulation. 


VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia - We asked a few bank travel directors at the 2013 BankTravel Conference held February 5-7 in Virginia Beach where their groups were headed these days.


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Travel Thoughts:

Brian Jewell explains why it is so easy to forget the joys of traveling when you only focus on the stresses involved.

Read how he came to the conclusion that you can't take travel for granted no matter the inconveniences involved.


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Have you seen this famous volcano before? See if you can name this mountain by taking our photo quiz.

Where in the World Quiz

Group Game: Name That Team

Any trip with a sports theme or looking to add a little baseball fun should include this group game. Participants can have fun puzzling out which Major League Baseball team and mascot goes with which clue.

Name That Team Game
Interactive Links

Nancy Schretter with the Family Travel Network talks about how the growing family travel market will influence group travel.

Nancy Schretter Interview

Though no trip to Africa is complete without a safari adventure to spy the "Big Five," a new itinerary to South Africa goes off the game reserve to let guests experience some of the country's acclaimed wineries and additional wildlife. 


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NEW Faith-based Meeting Guide coming this summer!  


Going On Faith and Small Market Meetings magazines are joining forces to produce a Faith-Based Meeting Guide that will reach over 16,500 readers. Religious Meetings and Groups are a HUGE market so plan now to be in the Faith-Based Meeting Guide today!

Faith Meeting Guide Information
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