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Entrepreneurs Revive Iconic People to People Brand

January 9, 2017

Mike Clark’s ECE Travel and Robin Deisenhammer’s PDM Tourism Group are on a mission to re- energize the People to People student travel brand by creating new, unique cultural and interpersonal travel experiences. Earlier this year, their joint [...]

Madame Tussauds DC Welcomes Phelps Figure

August 10, 2016

Coinciding with the highly-anticipated 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Madame Tussauds Washington, DC has welcomed the figure of Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps. Initially launched by Madame Tussauds San Francisco in 2014, Phelps’ [...]

Rochester Museum Expands Group Tour Program

July 21, 2016

Play time isn’t just for kids. The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, N.Y. has announced the expansion of its domestic and international group tour and foreign independent traveler programs, and the addition of Karen Dodson as tourism [...]

Native Peoples Exhibit Set for Oshkosh Museum

April 12, 2016

For the last two years, the Oshkosh (Wisconsin) Public Museum has been researching and developing a new long-term exhibition called People of the Waters that will enable visitors to discover the region’s rich Native American heritage. The story [...]

Madame Tussauds to Open in Nashville

March 23, 2016

Madame Tussauds, the world-famous wax attraction, will open its seventh U.S. location in Nashville at Opry Mills in spring 2017. It will be Madame Tussauds’ first music-themed attraction and the only location in Tennessee. This family-friendly [...]

Take Caution When Going on School Trips

March 9, 2016

Student travel is an amazing educational experience for students, but they and their supervisors need to be cautious about the places they travel to and what they do there. In the case Munn v. The Hotchkiss School, a student traveled to China and [...]

Wisconsin Dells Unveils New Offerings for 2016

February 26, 2016

Wisconsin Dells, the Waterpark Capital of the World!®,” just unveiled nearly 30 new offerings for 2016. Appropriately, waterpark news kicks off the list. New Way to Slip Slide Away There’s a new ride at Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort and [...]

Newseum Offers Inauguration Package

February 26, 2016

As the presidential primary race heats up across the country, the Newseum in Washington, D.C., has announced plans to host a one-of-a-kind, all-inclusive 2017 Presidential Inauguration Celebration Experience from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 20, 2017. [...]

2016’s Top 10 Spring Break Destinations

February 23, 2016

Emerging Spring Break destinations are increasing in popularity, however perennial spring break favorites still remain hotspots for students and their parents over the holiday according to a recent study by Orbitz. For 2016, the state of Florida [...]

Universal Orlando Launches Business Learning Series

February 16, 2016

Universal Orlando Resort just announced the launch of the Business Learning Series, a groundbreaking experiential education program that teaches students the basics of business from the best. It combines the innovation of a world-class entertainment [...]

Witnessing History in Washington, D.C.

February 15, 2016

With President’s Day here and election season heating up, our attention turns to the White House. In less than a year, the newly elected president will take the oath of office as millions flock to Washington, D.C. to join in the festivities. The [...]

Explorica Sold to Worldstrides

January 8, 2016

The big keep getting bigger. The largest educational travel company in the U.S., WorldStrides has acquired Boston-based Explorica. Explorica is consider one of North America’s premier student travel companies, providing predominantly [...]

Madame Tussauds DC Adds Educational Offerings

December 3, 2015

Madame Tussauds Washington, DC has just expanded its educational offerings with new lesson plans and activities, videos, and a virtual tour. These resources will be available to any visitor at the attraction in addition to school groups, field trips [...]
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