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Vol. 22, No. 2 April 2012 Editorial & Advertising Office
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Welcome to the annual theater
readers tell us that they like this maga-
issue of Leisure Group Travel, our
zine for the great travel ideas our editorial
showcase of live entertainment across
team digs up, not extra large pictures of
the United States.
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You can’t cover theater and not include New York! As Randy Mink articulates in “Broadway Boom” (pg. 52),
onlIne – AlWAyS GroWInG At press-time we are flipping the switch
Regional Business Development Managers Illinois – Jim McCurdy
from Spider-Man to Blue Man, there’s
on the latest version of our uber-cool
lots new on the Big Apple theater scene.
directory search engine, GroupTravel-
Traveling west on I-78 opens up a
Directory.com. Version 5 takes the art
whole world of theatrical possibilities in
of search to a new level where you can
Northeast & Eastern Midwest/Canada – Harry Peck
Pennsylvania – dinner shows, big-time
plan a complete group vacation online.
concert halls and historical venues.
The site is comprehensive without being
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Newcomer Coley Nelson covers eight
daunting. Big maps help you zero in on
must-see theaters in “Curtain Call,”
geographic regions. Easy search bars
help refine look-ups. Browse videos,
This issue also has a strong international flair, with two of my favorite destinations – Costa Rica (Lance Harrell,
photo galleries and supplier deals in a new “Groups Wanted” section. Our new TourItineraries.com website
pg. 18) and Switzerland (Don Heimburger,
is growing nicely. Already with 250+ fresh
pg. 21). Though separated by 5,800
itineraries for your group, by summer’s
miles, the commonality between the two
publishing of this magazine’s fifth annual
is their natural beauty and commitment
Itinerary Planning Guide we’ll have over
to environmental tourism.
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I have seen other magazines take re-
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That’s awesome…if you’re Vogue, but
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