The Beginning Sometime during the 1960s, as a response to meeting and convention planners’ desire for custom group leisure activities during their programs, a new business was born. Referred to as “ground operators,” they were mostly small entrepreneurial enterprises operating in a single destination. These local companies offered basic services including airport meet-and-greet, transportation, packaged tours, and recreational activities for groups. In the 1970s, many of ...

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