Travel Talk

Two Travel Programs to Consider Before Your Next Trip

Take advantage of travel safety training to prepare for your trip abroad. Learn how to best navigate international emergencies, protect your health and wellness, and much more.      …

Best Places to Visit in the U.S. Once Travel Restrictions are Lifted

We all know these are troubling times. However, the spirit of travel is alive and well, and we do see the light at the end of the tunnel getting brighter….

Virtual Experiences to Satiate Your Travel Appetite!

At Southwestern Travel Group, we are avid supporters of travel, but we know it’s important to do our part and halt nonessential travel for the time being so that we…

A Safe Return to Travel: Student Edition

We understand that planning student travel is not a priority right now. We also know students will travel again, and as proud members of Student & Youth Travel Association (SYTA), we are…

3 Reasons You Should Consider Mission Travel

Maybe you have thought about mission travel before, but haven’t gone yet. Maybe you have been before and would like to go again. Either way, your friends at Southwestern Travel…

Team Spotlight: Terri Rickard

Problem Solver. This innate quality is arguably what led Terri Rickard to start her company, Southwestern Travel Group, founded in 2016. However, the seeds of Southwestern Travel Group were initially…

Team Spotlight: Emily Weber

Emily Weber has been traveling from a very young age. Growing up in a military family, she had experienced 11 moves by the age of 13 – including a brief…

Team Spotlight: Irina Tuluca

Originally born and raised in Romania, Irina Tuluca’s passion for travel and serving others hits close to home. Her Romanian roots helped shape her initial passion for travel. Irina feels…

Team Spotlight: Sarah Ellis

The travel bug sparked for Sarah Ellis at a young age. After moving multiple times growing up and traveling a lot with her family, Sarah gained a natural sense of…

Southwestern Travel Group’s President, Terri Rickard, Named “40 Under 40”

We are so excited to share that our President, Terri Rickard, was recently recognized as a 40 under 40 winner of the Nashville Business Journal. The Nashville Business Journal describes…

Southwestern Advantage Service Projects Lead to Missions with Southwestern Travel Group

“The service aspect of what Southwestern Advantage does throughout the summer, on campuses around the world, and with their service projects on their sales incentive trips has led us to…

Southwestern Travel Group’s Top 19 Tips for Your COVID-19 Staycation

With an unplanned staycation for everyone, cabin fever can set in quickly. Once Netflix starts to get old and the toilet paper has to be rationed, it’s time to get…

The Day Travel Returns Will Be a Victory for Us All

As the world deals with the unprecedented health crisis of Coronavirus / COVID-19, the economic impact will be felt for years. Many industries and small businesses are already feeling the…

Southwestern Travel Group – Bringing New Discovery TV Show to Life Through Travel

Southwestern Travel Group is the exclusive travel provider for ProjectExplorer and the all-new TV show series, “Crash Test World.” The U.S. Premiere of “Crash Test World” was held in Brooklyn,…

Terri Rickard

“I am amongst some of the most innovative and positive leaders in the world, and I am humbled by the opportunity to work alongside them daily.”

Southwestern Sales Incentive Trips are the Best!

Although there were probably various other incentive trips offered in the past, we asked Dan Moore, President of Southwestern Advantage, to share what he remembered about Southwestern Advantage’s early trips…

Southwestern Travel Group – The Exclusive Travel Provider for ProjectExplorer Trips Featuring Trips Inspired by the New TV Show Series “Crash Test World”

We are excited to announce Southwestern Travel Group’s new partnership with ProjectExplorer as the exclusive travel provider for ProjectExplorer Trips featuring trips inspired by the new TV show series “Crash…

Southwestern Travel Group Launches Rebrand

Our inspiration to rebrand Southwestern Travel Group stemmed from several key places. The first started in 2018 as we began to see our vision to hit over a million dollars…

Million Dollar Club: Southwestern Travel Group

“May 29, 2012, is the day I started my career as the Executive Assistant to Henry Bedford, my mentor, coach, and personal friend. During my first year at Southwestern Family…