Dear GCA and Friends:
President Ed Spear reported that we're 90% of our total revenue, and our big income influx is in December.
Executive Director Laurie Frantz reported that we have 107 members. We have four new members: Sorrel River Ranch, Four Corners School of Outdoor Adventure, Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, Bearizona, and Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. A total of 567 individual planners have been sent out since the last meeting. Of these, 498 were sent to US addresses, and 69 were sent to foreign addresses.
Our Webmaster's report that traffic on the website is up. We have a slight increase on new sessions. Our bounce rate is down almost 2%. We get three different pages viewed per session. We're getting fantastic referrals from Fodor's travel guide. Our top pages are the map page, itineraries, and requests for travel planner.
Wayne Parker reported the fam tour will start October 25th from Phoenix. The itinerary is printed in full in the minutes.
Members are attending the 2017 Chicago Travel and Adventure Show and the Vancouver Outdoor Adventure Show under the GCA banner.
The board approved the following dates and locations for 2017 meetings:
March 5-6: Strater Hotel, Durango
June 18-19: Ponderosa Hotel Management, Prescott, AZ
September 24-25: Hualapai Lodge, Peach Springs, AZ
December 10-11: Parry Lodge, Kanab, UT
Our next meeting is December 4-5; Red Feather Lodge; Tusayan (Grand Canyon), AZ