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Planners Talk Back: Travel Goals

Select Traveler asked these group leaders “What travel goal have you set for the upcoming year?” Here are their responses.

Brenda Fullerton, Assistant Vice President

Member First Club, First Citizens Bank, Elizabethtown, Kentucky

“I plan our trips a year in advance. My goal is to offer more adventurous trips. We’ve gone to India, Africa, the Amazon, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Egypt. My ultimate goal is to plan a trip to Antarctica.”


Paul Little, President and CEO

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, Pasadena, California

“We offer group travel as a service to our members, so I don’t have monetary goals. We look for interesting trips that our members and the public might not be able to do on their own. We are currently considering a Southeast Asia riverboat trip.”


Daniel Stypa, Associate Director of Alumni Programs

Rice Alumni Traveling Owls, Rice University, Houston, Texas

“In the upcoming year, I am working toward increasing the number of first-time travelers who take advantage of the world-class offerings provided by the Rice Alumni Traveling Owls. Especially through more targeted promotions and additional custom and exclusive journeys, I hope to have more first-time travelers see what makes small group educational travel so special.”


Carolyn Cobb, Program Director

Planters Bank Passport 50, Planters BankHopkinsville, Kentucky

“I want to plan more day trips for 2016, because they are so popular and always sell out. It is sometimes a challenge to come up with nearby destinations and itineraries that are new and different for our customers.”


Emily Krueger, Study Abroad Coordinator

Bellevue University, Bellevue, Nebraska

“My goal is to continue to make travel accessible to people who feel it is beyond their grasp and to help others branch out to explore less common destinations. Everyone should have a chance to see a different part of the world and experience another place’s unique culture.”