Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Kentucky Derby–May 1-5, 2013

It’s THE most exciting two minutes in sports.  Even those who aren’t into the pageantry of the race know they watch this exciting event every year!  And for those who love the history, the fashion, or the Super Bowl of horse racing will love this exclusive opportunity to experience the “Run for the Roses!”Kentucky Derby 1
Of course, there are many ways that you can travel and experience the Kentucky Derby.  Why yes, if not this year, you could attend another year.  However, there’s no other opportunity to experience the Kentucky Derby the way that we have arranged!  To watch this 139th run at Churchill Downs, you’ll receive exclusive access to enjoy private hospitality in the indoor Kentucky Derby Museum!Kentucky Derby Museum Party 4
As you can imagine, it’s great to have this indoor space if the weather turns south during the hours prior to the race.  While viewing the complete Derby experience within the newly remodeled museum, avoid waiting in lines across the Downs. Access is complete with a full buffet at reserved seating, open bar, and private betting windows. See the ‘best of hats’ contest right inside the museum!  We will also provide private transportation via motor coach to/from the race.Kentucky Derby Start

Beyond Group Travel has prepared a luxurious package for you which is inclusive of the following:

Four nights hotel accommodations at the newly rebuilt Marriott Louisville East
Breakfast each morning at the hotel
Welcome reception and appetizers at the hotel on Wednesday evening
Thursday day trip to Lexington with guided tours of horse farms, Keeneland, and Buffalo Trace Distillery with lunch included
Cocktails and dinner on Friday evening
First floor or third floor Grandstand ticket to the Kentucky Derby on Saturday
Exclusive private hospitality in the indoor, newly-renovated Kentucky Derby Museum, with full buffet, reserved seating, open bar and private betting windows
Post-Derby buffet dinner at the hotel on Saturday evening
On site hospitality staff
Taxes and tips on included features
Transportation via private bus to included events
Visit our website and view the brochure to read more about the details of this bucket-list trip!
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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Beyond Group Travel Turns THREE!

Did we really just say that?  Have we really been in business for a full THREE years?  It feels completely unbelievable, and it’s also hard to imagine that we were never not in business as Beyond Group Travel!  Looking back at our post from when we celebrated our first birthday, it’s incredible to reminisce and also see just how much our company has accomplished in these past three years!

We’ve enjoyed going from being partnersThanksgiving 2010 007

to a team of threeIMG_1898

to our now wonderful team of five!!!BGT Christmas dinner 2012 2

We’ve further been blessed this year to take travelers around the world to destinations such as:

  • Cambodia
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Holland
  • Greece
  • Turkey
  • Italy
  • France
  • Spain
  • New York (both Manhattan and Long Island)
  • Alaska
  • Boston
  • Montenegro
  • Croatia
  • Memphis, Tennessee
  • Oxford, Mississippi
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Austria
  • Aruba
  • Cartagena
  • Panama Canal
  • Los Angeles
  • Tahiti
  • Cyprus
  • Israel
  • Egypt
  • Antigua
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Sweden
  • Finland
  • Russia
  • Estonia
  • Latvia
  • Denmark
  • England
  • Belize
  • Grand Cayman
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Costa Rica
  • St. Lucia
  • Utah
  • Canada

Perhaps we could have told you the few places we did not visit!

A few details we were thrilled to see, in relation to our clients and their journeys in our third year, are that we have seen a greater interest in river cruising.  Thus, we have increased the amount of sailing we offer, which we will be showing you in year four.  We also were pleased to offer our signature New York trips (both Thanksgiving and Holidays) to new alumni organizations, and we are looking forward to having new groups in the future.  If you are interested in hosting your group (family, friends or any other type of group) contact us to discuss the options available to you.  We are looking forward to an even better 2013!

Most importantly, we are so grateful to our past and current clients.  We are pleased to say that nearly all of our business comes via referral (word of mouth), and fellow business owners and marketing gurus can attest that this is not only the highest form of flattery to a business, but also the biggest success for earning new clientele.  THANK YOU TO ALL!

Happy New Year to all of you and Happy 3rd Birthday to us!  What a fabulous year this has been!


Traveling Aggies Reunion 2012-Ashley, Krista and Linda

New Canvases

Sandra at Mary Poppins


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