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The latest group travel industry trends and topics are found in the News section of Groups Today. From travel safety to regulatory updates, we offer the latest news on everything group travel professionals need to be in the know.

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Time to start thinking about shows for your group tours this 2017 holiday season, that is. If your groups have visions of nutcrackers dancing in their heads, consider some of these favorite holiday shows for your itineraries.

As current events repeat historical struggles for equality, museums and memorials across the United States continue to offer exhibits and spaces where citizens can explore the fight for civil and human rights. Through special exhibitions, these institutions unfailingly look at stories from new angles and diverse perspectives.

Cedar Point is breaking records with the tallest, fastest and longest hybrid roller coaster in the world. Opening Spring 2018, Steel Vengeance's new hybrid design combines a steel running track on a massive wooden structure that provides a smooth ride while enabling the coaster's trains to perform maneuvers previously unheard of on a wooden roller coaster.

After the United States National Park Service turned 100 last year, you probably thought the party was over.

It's not!

The United States National Park Service is turning 101 on August 25, 2017—and no matter where your groups are on the road, parks are celebrating!

Two dynamic global events align in Chicago this fall, offering the opportunity for visitors to learn about art and understand how architecture influences daily life: The second edition of Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB) is opening in collaboration with EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Modern & Contemporary Art.

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