The Group Travel Leader

APR 2017

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1 0 GROUP TRAVEL LE ADER T H E E X P E R I E N C E C O L U M B U S F A M FOR A TRIP TO COLUMBUS IN AUGUST. Have you always wanted to experience the top attractions in Columbus, Ohio? Are you looking for ways to learn more about trip possibilities in central Ohio and have a great time doing it? Do you have a few days to see Columbus firsthand in August? Would you like to spend a few days with executive staff of The Group Travel Leader magazine while you're at it? If so, we have just the opportunity for you. Experience Columbus is inviting up to 25 of our travel plan- ner readers to enjoy a four-day site inspection trip August 1-5 in and around Columbus. Qualified travel planners will be guests of the Experience Columbus staff and will enjoy sampling more than a dozen of Columbus' signature tourism experiences such as a butterf ly immersion at Franklin Park Conservatory and Breakfast on the Savannah at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. And once you get to Columbus, all your expenses are covered. "Join The Group Travel Leader's executive editor, Brian Jewell, and Kelly Tyner, our director of sales and marketing, for this fun and educational site inspection trip to experience the best of Columbus and its surrounding communities," said publisher Mac Lacy. "Brian and Kelly will accompany our Columbus hosts on this trip and will be sharing their travel experiences with everyone in attendance. "Brian and Kelly will be highlighting the trip in real time on social media, and Brian will write an article on this tour for publication in The Group Travel Leader magazine," said Lacy. "Tour participants will have the opportunity to share their impressions and experiences about Columbus with our staff and meet some wonderful hosts from the state. It's going to be a lot of fun for everyone involved." All accommodations, sightseeing, transportation and meals are included once participants arrive in Columbus. No travel expenses to and from Columbus will be reimbursed. This readership event and site inspection tour is limited to 25 qualified travel planners. Applicants will complete a brief travel pro- file that will be used by Columbus tourism staff to select attendees. To submit your travel profile and request a spot on this excit- ing trip, go to and fill out your profile online. To inquire by phone or to ask a question, call us toll-free at 888-253-0455, and ask for Kelly. Registration for this complimentary site inspection trip in Columbus closes May 15, so don't delay. Join Brian, Kelly and Experience Columbus for a wonderful trip August 1-5. — MAC LACY, PUBLISHER Brian and Kelly will be highlighting the trip in real time on social media, and Brian will write an article on this tour for publication in The Group Travel Leader magazine." JOIN US All Access Pass at Bal- letMet Open House

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