The Rise of the Road Trip

  • August 19, 2020
  • Victoria Phillips
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Before the Airline Deregulation Act of the late 1970s made flying more accessible to the average American both in terms of price and quantity of flights, domestic travel by car was all the rage. Families and friends eager to see all that this land had to offer would pack their bags and pile into their

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A Guide to Safe Group Dining During the Pandemic

  • August 11, 2020
  • Victoria Phillips
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Is it Safe to Eat Out During the Pandemic? The most accurate thing that can be said about dining during the pandemic is that there is a lot of confusing information floating around. Unfortunately, there is nary a consensus among medical experts, politicians, and restaurant owners on the most appropriate precautions to take when dining

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Safe and Affordable Group Travel

  • August 4, 2020
  • Victoria Phillips
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When it comes to COVID group travel, it certainly looks different than what the typical getaway used to entail, and rightfully so. Between new social distancing regulations, sanitization awareness, and the overall increase in demand for expensive private travel journeys to optimize safety, it illuminates the question of whether or not there will be affordable

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The Ultimate Pandemic Group Planning Guide

  • July 22, 2020
  • Victoria Phillips
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As COVID-19 restrictions ease, the nation has been slowly returning to life. Without a vaccine yet in place, it stands to reason that there is still fear about going back to a typical routine. However, with proper risk mitigation, you don’t have to remain isolated. We’ve scoured the CDC Guidelines to bring you a blog

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#GroupForward on a Staycation this Summer

  • July 1, 2020
  • Victoria Phillips
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Everyone needs a break from their daily routine every once in a while, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic that isolated society for the last few months. Day after day, being stuck inside and practicing self-isolation can really put a damper on people’s wellbeing, and fuel their craving for travel more than ever before. Though traveling

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Top Two Considerations for Planning Successful Hybrid Group Events

  • June 24, 2020
  • Victoria Phillips
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People across the country are getting antsy to get back into the socialization game. After months of isolation, social distancing, and without a full end in sight, the rise of hybrid events has skyrocketed. Hybrid group events are events hosted in an actual, physical place, but with the added twist of having a live and

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The #GroupForward Guide to Socially Distanced Outdoor Gatherings

  • June 17, 2020
  • Victoria Phillips
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Summer is here, the economy is slowly opening back up, and people are getting anxious to start living life again. Though there is a light at the end of the tunnel, CDC guidelines for social distancing are still in effect. While we may not be able to party like it’s 1999, at least for now,

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Building Group Tours for The New Normal

  • June 10, 2020
  • Victoria Phillips
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Traveling and group tours were brought to their knees when COVID-19 struck. Traveling was banned, the gathering of medium to large groups was prohibited, and social distancing was, and still is, in full effect. With the economy slowly opening back up, inevitably, life will not be going back to the way it was before this

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The #GroupForward Guide to Virtual Tastings: For Group Leaders

  • June 3, 2020
  • Victoria Phillips
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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a widespread effect on how businesses carry out their activities. The beer, wine, and spirits industry isn’t an exception to this. Tasting rooms across the globe have closed their doors to help flatten the curve, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on tastings. Both national and local

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The #GroupForward Guide to Virtual Tastings: For Wineries, Breweries, & Distilleries

  • May 27, 2020
  • Victoria Phillips
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Creating Your Virtual Tasting Program Offering virtual tastings is another great way for your business to lean into the changing landscape and engage with your customers. It’s easy to leverage social technology platforms like Zoom and Google Hangouts to bring your tasting room online and re-open the tasting based revenue streams that your in-person business

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