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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.

During a recent Board of Governors meeting, the American Bus Association's Foundation (ABAF) announced that it will double the amount of 18 scholarships offered by the foundation.

NTA is going further in 2017 with a new brand, new website and a dual-convention year. The organization's new brand position includes the tagline: Together. We go further.

The Gaylord Texan Resort on Lake Grapevine has unveiled plans for its upcoming $120 million resort expansion—making it one of the top three largest non-gaming convention center hotels in the United States.

Zika outbreaks have occurred in multiple countries, and the virus continues to spread. If you're traveling to areas with Zika cases, you may have questions or concerns. Below are resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to keep you updated on the Zika virus as you travel.

Delta Air Lines will begin daily service to Havana, Cuba, from Atlanta, Miami and New York-JFK on December 1, 2016. Following an announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Delta will resume operating nonstop scheduled service to Cuba for the first time in almost 55 years.

Recent Blogs

This Wouldn't Look Better as a Lake

"Wouldn't this look better as a lake?"

I was staring out into Yosemite Valley. Half Dome and El Capitan loomed in the distance—two natural landmarks accomplishing what I thought impossible: Make the giant sequoias gathered below look small.

"What?" I turned to the man standing next to me.

"A joke," he said. "Someone once thought this valley would make a great lake."

Get Your Kicks on ... Route 50?

Route 66 sure gets a lot of hype, but have you sent groups along U.S. Route 50 lately? Probably not. In July 1986, Life magazine dubbed the Nevada portion, "The Loneliest Road in America." And yet, from rural mountain ranges to desolate deserts and miles upon miles of rich farmland, Route 50 stretches across 3,073 miles from Ocean City, Maryland to Sacramento, California. It spans 12 states and links four state capitals—offering the most complete cross-sectional journey along the United States midriff.

OMG Experiences (a.k.a. Millennial Travel Trends)

Millennials are one of the largest generations in history (larger, even, than the baby boomers)—and they're entering their prime spending years. Born between 1982 and 1999, millennials were raised on the Internet, fostering a global awareness and an inherent interest in travel. But what are these young travelers looking for? The Millennial Traveler Report conducted by Expedia and Future Foundation discovered a few key generational characteristics.