The Travel South USA Tour Planner is a collaboration between The Group Travel Leader Inc. and Travel South USA. This annual magazine includes editorial on all 12 Southern States that are members of Travel South USA. We insert this magazine into the January issue of The Group Travel Leader and mail it to our 17,500 tour operators and group leaders nationwide. Travel South USA also receives 1,000 copies that they distribute at the Travel South Showcase conference and use as their fulfillment piece throughout the year. We also email the digital edition to over 26,600+ online readers and feature the magazine on both the www.grouptravelleader.com and www.travelsouthusa.org websites for one year.
Travel South USA is the official regional destination marketing organization for the southern United States. The non-profit organization promotes travel to and within its member states of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Travel South USA serves as an information source for journalists, tour operators, retail travel agents and other travel professionals.
The 25th edition of the popular Travel South Tour Planner will appear in the January 2020 issue of The Group Travel Leader magazine. This year’s edition will include an introductory feature on the 25 years of travel growth in the South since the magazine partnership was begun. Major achievements, landmark attractions, and cultural highlights that have defined the South over that period will be included. Other major features include:
- Culinary tours offered in large and small cities across the South
- Music destinations and events that define the South
- Light adventure offerings that groups enjoy in southern destinations
- New and improved attractions that are must – sees on a southern trip
- Sidebars on new travel opportunities in all 12 southern states.