Kathryn Bagnuolo-Gray MGA HospitalityClearwater, FL
In response to our question, Kathryn Bagnuolo-Gray of MGA Hospitality in Clearwater, FL, replies without hesitation: "Of course, Oktoberfest events, wherever they are being held—nationally or internationally." She asserts that "Typically, when someone really wants to do the authentic Oktoberfest, they head to Germany.
"Usually the stays are at least five nights, if not longer. Many tour companies offer packages for all budgets," she says.
"Agents always make more money working with packages; some are all-inclusive, some are hosted; it's up to the individual client's taste. Usually you can get a nice-sized group of people who all want to travel together," she notes.
Chriss Camenzend Premier Travel, Inc.
"We do have a large family group traveling to
She notes though that "many of our clients are focused on getting the harvest in, rather than booking fall travel."
Jewell Ramos Worldview
"We have clients booked into Day of the Dead ceremonies
"These are experienced travelers who know you have to book six months ahead for Day of the Dead."
Barry Hyatt Air and Marine Travel
Over the years, Barry Hyatt of Air and Marine Travel in
"In the case of spider mums, they laboriously insert wire supports into the flower stems so that the petals recline at precisely the correct angle as they unfold in the maturing process," Watson explains.
The chrysanthemum is one of the best known and recognized symbols of Imperial Japan, he adds.
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