Find Out Where Travel Professionals Would Most Like to Go
By ABA Media
The Insider recently asked ABA members to tell us where in the world they’d most like to go. Here’s what they told us:
“I’ve always wanted to check out Hawaii, specifically Kauai due to its amazing landscapes and outdoor activities.”
—Bob Schwartz, Director of Marketing and Sales, Boston Duck Tours, Boston.
“On my personal ‘bucket list’ are the Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Denali, and Glacier national parks.”
—Buddy Young, President, Capitol Bus Lines Inc., West Columbia, S.C.
“My favorite places in Canada are Glacier National Park (U.S. and Canadian side) and the Inside Passage in British Columbia on the way to Alaska. My favorite parts of the U.S. that I have visited are Jackson Hole, Grand Teton National Park and the red rock country of southeastern Utah. So much to explore and love, so few vacation days!”
—Katherine Neill Ridgley, Assistant to the Executive Director, The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati at Anderson House, Washington, D.C.
“I’d love to see the Canadian Rockies, Calgary, Banff, take a gondola ride and see Lake Louise. The natural beauty of the area looks absolutely stunning.”
—Kate Scopetti, President, Mid-Atlantic Tours & Receptive Services, Stephens City, Va.
“On my personal bucket list, I most want to travel to the Athabasca Sand Dunes in northern Saskatchewan. These are the world’s most northerly dunes and the most active in Canada. The dune fields stretch for more than 100 kilometers to create an other-worldly environment. Only a handful of people experience it in any given year.”
—Amy McInnis, Manager of Marketing, Tourism Saskatchewan, Regina, Saskatchewan.
“Hawaii is on my bucket list, and I’m heading there in February, right after ABA’s Meeting & Marketplace. A close second is Key West. I’ve been all over Florida but never that far south. Someday ...”
—Eva Hoey, Visitor Information Center Director/Group Sales, Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Kenosha, Wis.
“Alaska! I love the state from top to bottom. It has so much to offer. Where else can you see rainforest, polar bears, and massive whales; walk on a glacier; and meet a momma moose with her baby walking alongside the road—all on a two-week trip. The people in Alaska are icing on the cake. The love they share for their state is absolutely incredible. If I must give you another option, it’s Greece. The blue water, sunshine, food, culture, and its people all intrigue me.”
—Elizabeth Hall, Chief Operating Officer, John Hall’s Alaska, Lake City, Minn.