Author Archive For: Peter Jones

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Paris: Our Thoughts & Updated Policies

We all watched in horror and disbelief as the events unfolded in Paris recently. Many of us travel to Paris frequently. We have an office there. We enjoy the people, ...

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What Cuba Needs

We have a great deal of interest in Cuba for 2016 and 2017. Everyone got hot on Cuba at the same time. Now, Cuba is turning into a high-demand, little ...

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To Rome with Love…

I confess – I love Rome. Not so much the Colosseum and St. Peter’s (and I ADORE those places) but rather just walking around through the piazzas and the tiny ...

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Uber Vaparetto – The Wave of the Future?

All of the talk wherever I go is whether Uber is ethical. Let’s rewind and remember that Uber started essentially as a high-end, low-cost limo service with smart drivers and ...

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The Care Factor

Every moment matters. This past weekend was particularly busy for the ACIS Duty Officer desk. Three groups had storm-related delays and our team of fixers worked hour by hour to ...

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Remembering… Gil Scott Markle

One of the icons of the educational travel industry passed away last Friday. I first met Gil Scott Markle in 1975. A pioneer in educational travel, he started ALSG in ...

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Crossing Over To Cuba: Around the World with Peter Jones

First Impressions I last traveled to Havana more than 20 years ago. We had set this trip up to begin opening up Havana for our market and to take advantage ...

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Top 5 Things Not To Miss in Venice Italy

Top 5 Things Not To Miss In Venice Italy

Not many things in the world can beat the buzz of the water taxi from Marco Polo to the center of town. We had arranged to stay in an apartment ...

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Christmas Crackers: An English Tradition

Christmas Crackers are such a part of an English holiday celebration, I couldn’t imagine not pulling a cracker and putting a really silly paper crown on my head while eating ...

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Have They Lost Their Elgin Marbles?

For the first time in ages, literally, a bit of the now infamous Elgin Marbles is on the move. Back to whence it came? No – it’s been shipped to ...

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