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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.

Theatre at the Center celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary season in 2015 by bringing to the stage hilarious spoofs, rock n' roll musicals and heartwarming stories, each with a close relationship to iconic films. The season opens with On Golden Pond, the touching, funny, and warmly insightful story that went from a Tony Award on Broadway to the Oscar-winning film.

 The American Bus Association (ABA) is pleased to announce Cleveland, Ohio, will host the ABA’s annual Marketplace in 2017, to be held January 14-17 at the Cleveland Convention Center.

Washington, D.C., invites all travel professionals to join us August 1-31, 2014, for our annual appreciation month. This is our way of showing our gratitude for all you do to make Washington, D.C., one of the leading global destinations. We are offering exclusive deals for you and your families to come for a DC Cool experience. The program includes reduced hotel rates at thirty-four leading hotels and the DC VIP card, with special discounts for various restaurants, retail outlets, tours and more.

SYTA Youth Foundation partners with the American Experience Foundation to invest in youth with an inaugural one-day field trip to experience some of the city's iconic sites and attractions.

With the help from the SYTA Youth Foundation and other partners, Destination DC hosted its inaugural DC Backyard Bound Program, June 13, 2014. Forty students from Kelly Miller Middle School in the Washington, D.C., metro area were selected as the first recipients of the DC Backyard Bound program and granted a one-day field trip to experience some of D.C.'s iconic sites and attractions.

NTA has appointed Pam Inman, IOM, CAE, CMHS, president of the association. Inman brings decades of experience in travel, tourism, and hospitality to the organization. She will split her time between Lexington, Kentucky, and Washington, D.C., and officially assume her role as president in September.

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.