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The Group Travel Leader Inc. is a Lexington, Kentucky-based publishing company that currently owns and publishes three national travel industry publications. Founded by publisher Mac Lacy and his partner, Charlie Presley, The Group Travel Leader Inc. was created to identify specific niches in the travel industry and deliver key readerships in those niches to prospective advertisers.

Conferences and marketplaces for these travel industry niches are managed by Presley in Salem, Ohio, through the offices of the Group Travel Family. These meetings serve to complete the marketing loop for these influential readers by bringing buyers and sellers of travel face to face annually for education, entertainment, sponsorship opportunities and sales sessions.

Our Magazines

The Group Travel Leader

Long regarded as the industry’s most trusted voice, The Group Travel Leader is published 10 times per year and is read by more than 16,000 travel buyers and industry professionals in print, and another 36,000 in its digital edition. 2019 marks its 29th year of publication.

Select Traveler

America’s only magazine for bank, alumni and chamber travel planners, Select Traveler is published bi-monthly and reaches more than 4,500 top-tier decision makers for affluent groups. Formerly Bank Travel Management, Select Traveler publishes the Select Traveler Annual Directory and serves as the official magazine of the Select Traveler Conference.

Going On Faith

Since 1997, Going On Faith has been the voice of faith-based travel across the globe. Read by more than 6,000 qualified travel planners for churches and religious organizations, Going on Faith publishes the Going On Faith Annual Directory and serves as the official magazine of the Going On Faith Conference.

Small Market Meetings

Our other company, Pioneer Publishing Inc, publishes Small Market Meetings, America’s only magazine dedicated to smaller meeting destinations and sites. More than 10,000 qualified meeting planners read Small Market Meetings every month to learn about distinctive venues and towns outside the country’s largest cities.