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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.

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

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.