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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 a recent study, Nestpick discovered the best LGBT+ cities in the United States and worldwide. Five factors were investigated to understand which city offers the best quality of life for those who identify as LGBT—strength of the dating scene, quality of LGBT nightlife, openness of fellow citizens, safety and LGBT rights.

With strong LGBT communities featuring festivals, events and businesses owned by LGBT individuals, these cities are great destinations for LGBT travelers. Here's how the cities rank—worldwide and within the United States—and what you need to know about the top cities' LGBT travel scene.

The Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU is commemorating a colorful character and local South Beach icon in a summer pop-up show.

Over 85 million people around the world have experienced the stunning artistry, unforgettable music and exhilarating choreography of Disney's THE LION KING. Heralded as "The World's No. 1 Musical" and one of the most awe-inspiring productions ever brought to life on stage, The New York Times raves of the production: "There is simply nothing else like it."

Let's talk about ticks. You know ... the tiny, blood-sucking monsters that lie low, clinging to brush and tall grass, just waiting for innocent victims to feed on. It's nothing short of a summertime horror story!

With the Travel Ban, the proposed fiscal 2018 budget calling for the elimination of Brand USA, and every laptop ban in between, it feels as though the Trump Administration is giving the travel and tourism industry the cold shoulder.

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.