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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.

Groups Today has been nominated for a 2017 American Group Travel Award (AGTA) in the "Best Travel Media Outlet" category.

Part of your crisis plans and communications plan may involve social media. Last month, Facebook introduced Crisis Response, a new center on the social media platform where users can find more information about recent crises and access response tools.

Dinner cruises are coming to the Chicago River.

Odyssey Chicago has been offering dinner cruises on Lake Michigan from Navy Pier since the early 1980s. Beginning in summer 2018, Odyssey's Chicago River Experience will extend the same elevated dining service with a stunning new vantage point, in the heart of downtown Chicago.

Now that we know what's becoming of Cedar Point's Mean Streak, it's time to look at the lineup of other new roller coasters that will break the skyline in 2018—and a few records, along the way.

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey—and now Hurricane Irma—the travel and tourism industry continues to call for donations to leverage nationwide support for the restoration of destinations and the livelihoods they support in the Caribbean, the Texas Gulf Coast and the hardest hit parts of Florida and the Keys.

Recent Blogs

What's on the Horizon? Generation Z Travel Trends

Millennials better make some room in that plane, train or automobile: Generation Z is beginning to enter the travel scene. Consisting of people born in the late 1990s to 2010s, they have grown up in a connected and instantaneous environment. They're adaptive and technologically savvy global citizens with aspirations to change the world.

And they want to see the world, too.

Natural Disasters and Tourism

The recent hurricanes in the United States and the Caribbean, the earthquake in Mexico, and floods occurring in parts of Europe ought to serve once again to remind us that much of the tourism industry is dependent on Mother Nature. Although we tend to focus tourism security more on human actions such as terrorism or crime, these acts of nature are as or often even more deadly than acts perpetrated by humans.

It’s Getting Hot in Here: Brand Activism in Diverse Political Climates

West Michigan was unseasonably warm last month.

I was beginning to think sweating was my new way of life.

The weather certainly seems to be symbolic of where we are as a country right now—chaotic, confused and heated.