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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 response to the explosive growth of the faith-based travel industry, NTA Services Inc. has created the Faith Travel Association. The membership trade organization will serve as a business-building resource for travel professionals, sites and organizations focused on faith-based travel. FTA will also provide connections, education and support for group leaders, religious leaders and travel agents who are planning trips for individuals or groups brought together by their faith or religious community. 

The Debut of the Palm Springs USO Show is scheduled for the evening of February 23 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.  It is the Western Premiere of a ten-show season starting in October 2014 that runs through April 2015.  Starring comedian Bill Johnson who performs as Bob Hope this patriotic show is a charitable benefit for The USO of Palm Springs and the Bob Hope USO in Los Angeles. 

More buyers are heading to Los Angeles for NTA’s annual gathering, Travel Exchange, held February 16–20 in conjunction with the United Motorcoach Association’s Motorcoach EXPO

The International Tour Management Institute (ITMI) will hold its annual symposium in Nashville, Tennessee, January 26 – 30, 2014. For twenty-seven years, the ITMI Symposium has attracted industry professionals from around the world.

The staff of the Rock Hill/York County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is excited about the new opportunities that tourism industry partners will make available to York County visitors in the New Year. Additions to major attractions and new developments will give York County’s tourism amenities a competitive advantage.

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.