Fall Fun in the Chicagoland Area

It’s time for corn mazes, haunted houses, pumpkin carving and more! Fall is finally up on us. The air is cool and the apple cider is warm. There is so much fall fun to be had in the Midwest. Fall is our season! Leaves turn into vibrant pieces of artwork…

Packing Tips: Have Trouble with Overpacking?

Of all the travel skills one may work on such as photography, staying in touch, using a map, booking transportation; packing may be one of the most important. Packing well will help you have a more stress-free travel experience while also saving money! Here are a few simple tips on…

Spring Clean Your Views on Group Travel

Sweep away misconceptions about group travel this spring Spend some time “spring cleaning” your views on group travel by getting rid of these common misconceptions and replacing them with fresh, new ideas for 2013. There are a lot of reasons that keep people from wanting to travel and we think…

How Price Works for a Group Tour

So how much is my group tour really going to cost? “Hey guys! We should all take a tour of Wrigley Field together and go to a Cubs game! It will be fun and if we book a vehicle to take us we don’t have to worry about things like…

How Do I Book a Charter Bus?

Questions to ask yourself How many guests will I have? Once you answer the first question it will determine how to move forward. You have to see what vehicle selection each company has. Maybe you just need a van or mini-coach for a small group or you may need several motorcoaches for…

How Time Can Ruin Your Group Tour

Remember to plan ahead for your group tour so you don’t run out of time! There are many things that need to be taken into consideration when planning a group tour. For instance, you have to think about emergency contact info, plans for a meal, transportation, and much more. What…

There’s No Sickness in Ground Transportation

Most workers can call in sick when they need to, but that’s not always possible in ground transportation Whether you’re taking a planned day off or an unexpected sick day, a day out of the office is never simple. If it happens before an event, you may lose a day…

Bank Travel: Nobody Signed Up For My Trip!

10 ways to make sure people actually go on your bank trips! You’ve spent weeks writing up the perfect plan for your bank travel club. You brought it up in the staff meeting and convinced everyone that it really works and why you can’t afford not to do it. You’ve contacted a local…

What Working at CTS Taught Me About Travel

Isn’t traveling only for people with lots of money and vacation time? In October of 2012 I was hired as the new Tour Operations Manager at Chicagoland Transportation Solutions. In the process of creating group tour itineraries for great places in and around Chicago and developing resources to plan great…

Travel Tips: Why Didn’t I Know That?

Important Questions to Ask Before You Travel Whether you use a company to help build your itinerary and plan your trip or plan it yourself, there are some important questions to ask that can often be overlooked. In fact, some of these questions don’t even occur to me anymore. So,…