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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.

In mid-October, Lonely Planet, the esteemed international guidebook publisher, announced Washington, D.C., as its pick for the world's best city to visit in 2015.

The American Bus Association is pleased to announce that Groups Today magazine and Serendipity Media will be presenting their first Moxie Award at Marketplace, January 10 – 13, in St. Louis. ABA member companies may sign up now for consideration.

The U.S. Travel Association estimates that the nearly 3,900 flight cancelations in the four days following a fire at an air traffic control facility in the Chicago area cost nearly $123 million in passengers' lost economic activity during that same time.

NTA is focused on New Orleans' first name as the association prepares for Travel Exchange, January 18 – 22, 2015.

"We're bringing a lot of 'new' to New Orleans," said Pam Inman, who became NTA's new president September 1. "We've listened to what members asked for, and because we'll be in the Big Easy, we want to give them the easiest and most successful ways to do business with their peers."

The Secretariat of Tourism of the United Mexican States (SECTUR) and the Government of California of the United States of America have signed a memorandum of understanding, aimed at developing and strengthening cooperation in the tourism sector between Mexico and California.

Recent Blogs

Lessons Learned During 2017

Once again, the travel and tourism industry faces both new and ongoing challenges. Travel and tourism cannot be separated from the world context in which they operate. Be that context political states of war, or one of health issues or of economic undulations, what occurs throughout the world touches every aspect of tourism. It is for this reason that every once in a while, it is good for travel and tourism professionals to take a step back and to review at least some of the basic fundamentals of their industry.

Tour Planner Versus the Internet: Why (and How) the Travel Planner Will Win

We are in the midst of a digital transformation. More and more, travelers use the Internet to find travel inspiration and information. They can easily book flights and hotels—now more than ever, thanks to Google. There are apps to hail transportation, book table reservations and more.

10 Key Travel Moments from 2017

Each new year brings an air of hope. When the Trump administration instated the first travel ban in January, however, it looked like 2017 was off to a turbulent start for the travel industry. This year definitely had its rough patches, yet there were good things, too.

With each setback, the travel industry rallied together and proved that the industry isn't just an industry—but a community determined to change the world through remarkable destinations and extraordinary experiences.