My interview with an industry travel magazine

My interview with an industry travel magazine

I was recently interviewed by Insurance & Financial Meetings Management Magazine about handling large groups in the Bahamas. You can read my section of the article below, or the whole article here in the January 2014 issue.

The Bahamas

Kevin Dern, operations manager for Lexington Group, is planning a springtime incentive trip to The Bahamas for a large insurance and investment company. He cites “easy airlift” and “great weather” as two of the factors that make this island nation a great incentive destination.

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Top 10 reasons to use a travel agent

Love this list from Ruthanne Terrero at Travel Agent Central:

Top 10 Reasons to Use a Travel Agent 

1. You've Googled "Mexico vacation," and come up with 17.8 million responses. Need a little help editing those choices?

  1. Remember when you used that obscure website to book your hotel, and when you got there you spent your beach vacation overlooking a parking lot?

  2. How many hours were you on hold with the airline when your flight was canceled because of a snowstorm?

  3. Did you really mean to spend your honeymoon at that resort whose one tiny pool was filled all day with 12 screaming children?

  4. Who knew that when you booked that "villa" in Tuscany, it would be a small room with a kitchenette and no air conditioning? Funny, it looked much better on your computer screen.

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Travel Tips (published in St. Louis Post Dispatch)

Travel Tips (published in St. Louis Post Dispatch)

Here's my interview with the St. Louis Post Dispatch on travel tips and technology. I'm reposting it here because I have many of the apps and sites linked directly. 

How would you say technology has changed the travel industry? 

It's changed in so many ways... there's an enormous amount of information, tools and resources available to both travel agents and individuals. I think the biggest impact is that we can now have so much more information about a destination, hotel, attraction, etc before traveling, which results in fewer surprises.

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