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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.

How will recent changes impact the travel industry?

With major changes in U.S. policy in regards to Cuba, U.S. travelers may soon discover what European and Canadian travelers have known for years: Cuba is a highly desirable vacation destination.

Plimoth Plantation and Mystic Seaport, acclaimed New England history museums, are pleased to announce a collaborative project to restore and repair Mayflower II,

Looking for a meaningful way to give back? Tourism Cares offers a variety of opportunities for those involved in the travel industry to help communities that are vital to the industry, and to our national and global culture.

Is licensing necessary to provide quality control amongst tour guides? Does requiring licensing violate would-be tour-guides' right to freedom of speech?

Participants at the Travel Exchange '15 opening ceremony can spice up their breakfast with Tabasco® and hear the tale of the tangy sauce from Anthony "Tony" Avery Simmons, president and CEO of McIlhenny Company, maker of Tabasco brand products.

Recent Blogs

Tale of a New Tourism Town

Could any small town in the world fathom receiving 1 million visitors in 40 days? It is not a dream, but a reality for Danzhai Wanda Town in China.

The Brain, Heart and Courage of ‘Wicked’

Since its premier in 2003, Wicked has garnered worldwide attention and accolades for its storyline, music, set and costume design.

"It's a great show. The music is fun. It's got a lot of spectacle. So many of us grew up watching The Wizard of Oz, and Wicked is very clever. People enjoy watching a take on a story they thought they knew so well," said Susan Sampliner, Company Manager of Wicked.

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.