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By TONY FUNDERBURG
There are many factors involved when choosing a charter bus company and price should not be the #1 factor. Safety, quality, insurance and adhering to government relations are at the top of the list when considering your travel company.
Omni Nashville Celebrates First Birthday (Successful Meetings, 10/1/14)
In honor of the first anniversary of this Marketplace 2014 host hotel, the property has released some fun statistics from its inaugural year. I wonder how many pounds of coffee are attributable to ABA members....
ABA Top 100 Event 'Centennial Festival of Riverboats' to have multi-million economic impact (Louisville Business First, 10/15/14)
A motorcoach tour, which includes about 42 people, will spend an average of $20,000 in a city per trip. During the Centennial Festival of Riverboats being held in Louisville this week, there will be 93 motorcoaches full of passengers who will spend three or four days here. Those visitors alone will generate an estimated $1.9 million in tourism dollars to fuel the local economy.
With the number of Chinese tourists visiting Virginia booming in recent years, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced plans to add a new Chinese-language landing webpage to the state’s tourism website. The page will join 15 other language-based landing pages on the site.
Apps are no longer just helpful aids for travelers trying to get from Point A to Point B. Apps are a way of life for many travelers these days.
The latest to take note of Minnesota’s bubbling craft beer scene? The state’s tourism agency.
This month, Explore Minnesota and the Minnesota Craft Brewer’s Guild partnered for an advertising campaign promoting “Brewcations” to the more than 50 craft breweries now operating in the state. Clint Roberts, the guild’s executive director, said the campaign spans a webpage with a map of breweries and reports on fall colors to brochures placed in visitor centers statewide.
In the heart of Bala — the Cranberry Capital of Ontario — the Johnston family offers visitors a wide selection of experiences centered around the tart fruit. Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh has been in the family since the 1950s.
Clinton Tourism in Arkansas: Go Along for the Ride on a 'Billgrimage' (ABC News, 11/18/14)
The first Billgrims came 10 years ago. After the opening of the Clinton Presidential Library Nov. 18, 2004, travelers descended on Arkansas like never before.
Cleveland makes Fodor's must-see travel list for 2015 -- just days after Travel + Leisure includes city on its top-destinations list (Cleveland.com, 12/16/2014)
Fodor's today named Cleveland one of its 25 must-see travel destinations for 2015, the second internationally known travel publication to include the city on its list of top places to visit for next year.
22 don’t-miss travel destinations for 2015 (New York Post, 12/16/2014)
Your what, where, how and why guide to 2015.