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FEB 2017

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8 GROUP TRAVEL LE ADER T H E SALEM, Ohio — Group travel planners from across the country have been relying on the Globus Family of Brands to deliver its members the best in escorted group vacations for decades. Globus has celebrated more than 85 years of serving traveling groups and providing a variety of vacations that address today's diverse travelers. Globus has maintained a steady and con- tinual presence with group travel planners and their travel groups with a long history of par- ticipating in events including the Select Traveler Conference, the Going On Faith Conference, the African American Travel Conference and Boomers In Groups. Their support of group travel at these conferences has established a last- ing relationship with travel groups, which look to Globus for quality trips to favorite destinations as well as recommendations for new places to visit. Today, Globus offers tours to hundreds of places throughout Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Africa. "Globus has dedicated themselves to the group travel planner and ensuring that every travel group experiences the destination with complete satisfaction, and we have witnessed that for the past 15 years that Globus has been at our conferences," said Joe Cappuzzello, president of The Group Travel Family. Groups traveling with Globus even enjoy their own Group Leader Portal to ensure quality communications. To learn more about Globus, attend one of the conferences listed above, or call them direct at 866-821-2752. O B T A Y T H C O U A T F C O F C NE W I O WA C E N T E R T O IN T E R P R E T D R IF T L E S S A R E A A L O N G MI S S I S S IP P I R I V E R LANSING, Iowa — The new Driftless Area Education and Visitor Center, overlooking the Mississippi River in northeastern Iowa, will provide visitors with detailed information about the unusual features of the four-state driftless area. Currently under construction, the building expects to have interpretive displays installed by April 2017, with a grand opening shortly afterward. The rugged terrain of the driftless area, also known as the Paleozoic Plateau, covers about 24,000 square miles in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois. It is so named because the most recent gla- ciers skirted the area and did not deposit much of the sand, gravel, rocks and clay known as drift. The 10,000-square-foot, three-story facility will have two outdoor observation decks for views of the Photo by Dan Dickson FA M I LY M AT T E R S river and its bluffs. Its interpretive displays also will explain the cultural, social and economic history of the region, including an array of artifacts about Lansing's com- mercial fishing industry local ice harvests, clamming and clamshell button manufacturing. W W W.T R A V E L IO WA .C OM GLOBUS REPRESENTATIVES MATT GALLOWAY, SECOND FROM LEFT, AND DIANE WILHELM-HAGEN, FAR RIGHT, HOST A TABLE AT LAST YEAR'S SUPER BOWL PARTY DURING THE SELECT TRAVELER CONFERENCE.

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