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Group Tour Co-op

For $2,100 (2017), you can get your message in front of more than 65,000 domestic group tour operators across the nation. The Group Tour Co-op ad, a colorful four-page spread, runs in six national group tour publications. In addition, 3,000 copies of the ad are direct mailed to domestic tour operators from the Tourism database. Each partner is allowed 30 words of copy and a color photo. There is space available for up to 18 partners on a first-come, first-served basis.

The price remains the same this year as it was for the 2016-17 ad: $2,100.

Partners who are members of the National Tour Association and/or the American Bus Association will have first preference, but non-members will be considered.

Credit cards are accepted as payment options via the Online Payment System. You must still complete and submit the downloadable registration form (PDF) along with your photo to complete your registration. Payment by credit card without the form and required materials will not ensure your co-op spot. Checks are also accepted as payment and should be submitted with your registration form and photo. Whenever possible, copy and photo should be emailed to


The registration deadline is July 12, 2017.


We have chosen the following for fall or winter placement:

2017-18 Publications / Circulation

Courier 6,000
Destinations 7,500
Group Travel Leader 20,000
Groups Today 10,000
Leisure Group Travel 20,000
Select Traveler 5,000

Other publications used previously include:

Bus Tours
SYTA (Student Youth Travel Association)
Western Group Tour Magazine


For more information, contact Vicky Engelhaupt, Global Travel & Trade Representative, at 605-773-3301 or