The Group Travel Leader

FEB 2017

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TRAVEL LE ADER T H E 2 9 GROUP portion of the year. Seals are here year-round, and we have more nesting pairs of bald eagles than any other county in the lower 48 states." Many active visitors to the islands choose to explore the area via sea kayak, and outfitters can take groups out on guided paddles, as well to see local wildlife and the 1919 Lime Kiln Lighthouse. Sightseeing cruise companies offer more relaxed ways to see the whales and other highlights of the islands. After time out on the water, many visitors are pleasantly surprised to discover the art culture on the islands. "We're a mecca for the arts," Marrett said. "We have a very new, very contemporary San Juan Islands Museum of Art in Friday Harbor. We also have a 20-acre sculpture park, which is one of the largest in the world and has more than 125 sculptures." A H I T T O U A I — W W W. E X P E R I E N C E WA . C O M — Courtesy San Juan Islands VB AN EXCURSION WITH SAN JUAN CLASSIC DAY SAILING Photo credit: Bruno Vega THIS LLAMA IS VALUED AT $168 MILLION. With more than 2.5 million travelers visiting Peru's 11 World Heritage Sites each year, it comes as no surprise that the country's $168 million annual tourism revenue is on the rise. That's why in 2011, Tourism Cares selected Peru for a sustainable tourism initiative that engaged peers from both the North American and Peruvian tourism industries to make an impact through volunteering and distributing $80,000 in grant funding. Visit to see how your company can help make global sustainable tourism a reality. Join a growing roster of industry-leading companies committed to preserving the places we love and depend on.

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