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Groups Today is the only group travel magazine that satisfies travel professionals' desire for industry and business news. From marketing best practices to business management tips, Groups Today Business articles give group travel professionals content tailored to their business that they can't find anywhere else.

Be Productive. Be efficient. Be effective. But, how? We're all crunched for time in the office, and none of us relish the opportunity to bring hours of work home. Unless you have a truly overwhelming workload, Nicole Fallon, assistant news editor at Business News Daily, can help. In her article 10 Ways to be More Productive at Work, Fallon helps guide us all on our path to productivity.

When describing the corporate job setting, creative is typically not a word that would be used. Generally, the corporate setting is viewed to be a straight-laced, suit-and-tie regime, void of all things creative and fun. In reality though, taking on and embracing creativity in the workplace has proved to have numerous benefits and values both for the business and for the team.

Whether you are an introvert or an extrovert, networking is a necessary evil—unless, of course, you work in a cave and are required to stay in said cave and never leave. Most of us in the professional world need to attend lunches, evening soirees, and breakfast events to grow our network and to build mutually beneficial relationships; this is also referred to as business development. It isn't that hard, right? You just show up, have a couple of drinks, make conversation and BOOM!—a great relationship is born. Wouldn't it be great if it were really that easy?

The recent USA Today article "5 Myths About Group Tours" addressed some unflattering group travel fallacies. In the article, Everett Potter and a team of group travel experts dispelled many inaccurate assumptions about the act of group travel. We wondered how some of our Groups Today readers and tour operators would respond to these myths. Here is what Damon and Jason Allan from Maxima Tours and Darla Moore from DarlaTours have to say.

According to the new Project: Time Off white paper report Groundhog Day Every Day: America's Repeating Vacation Problem, we are a nation of worker bees. Project: Time Off wanted to know why Americans forgo their vacation days—and whether this decision impacts business success, happiness and personal relationships. It also suggested ways to get America vacationing again.

Recent Blogs

In Defense of Emojis

I may be a mid-20s milliennial, but I think I jumped on the emoji bandwagon a little later than most humans my age. I'm a writer, so my gut feelings toward anything destroying the written word aren't exactly warm and fuzzy. The Oxford English Dictionary named "emoji" 2015's word of the year, and that wasn't cool.

5 Tips to Make Networking Less Scary and More Successful

I am an extrovert. I like meeting new people and often make a point to do so while traveling, while out to dinner or even in the elevator. Meeting and talking with new people is, honestly, a favorite thing of mine. So gearing up for my first formal networking event, I put on my new black pumps and suit dress, made up my hair and makeup, and felt ready.

Build Your Capsule Wardrobe

Maybe you're traveling and don't know what to pack. Maybe you're headed into the office, and don't know what to wear. Either way, having it all in your wardrobe doesn't require owning it all.