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The Value and Influence of International Student & Youth Travel
December 11, 2018

Did you know that according to the Student Marketing Youth Travel Consultancy, the youth travel industry has a market value of $241 billion? That’s approximately $221.3 billion more than the entirety of NASA’s $19.7 billion budget! The numbers don’t lie—youth travel is dominating and the value only keeps on growing, for both students and the […]

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Staying Fit While Traveling During the Holiday Season
December 5, 2018

Many fitness enthusiasts find it difficult to follow their normal exercise plan while traveling to see family or friends for the winter holidays. Unfamiliar environments, tightly packed family living conditions, or lack of exercise equipment may hamper even a fitness fanatic’s best intentions for staying fit while traveling this holiday season. “If you’ve worked hard […]

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Trade Shows: The Fortune Is in the Follow Up
December 5, 2018

I just returned from NTA (National Tour Association) Annual Travel Exchange in Milwaukee. I had over 25 appointments with tour operators and plenty of time to network with other tourism professionals before we all headed back to our jobs—or to the next tourism trade show. You can be effective and create interest in your product while you […]

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How to Prevent a Lost Student Situation
November 21, 2018

Losing track of a student during travel is every tour operator’s nightmare. If you are providing the tour guides for the tour and the school is providing the tour leader and chaperones, there are many actions your guide can encourage the school leadership to take to prevent a student from becoming separated. Once a student […]

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SAM Silent Auction Supports SYTA Youth Foundation
November 14, 2018

Recently, there was a special auction at the 2018 Strategic Alliance Meeting—one that was made extra special thanks to a special donation from IMG member, Hotard Coaches, Inc. Auctioned off was a rare wine—a 2013 Bond “Quella” Proprietary Red Napa Valley 1.5L Magnum wine—courtesy of Capacity Coverage/Epic Brokers; valued at $1,050. The winning bid from […]

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