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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.

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.

The travel industry has been trying to lure millennials onto cruise ships for awhile now—major lines having invested millions into targeting younger travelers by expanding the variety of packages they offer and revamping their ships.

It may have worked.

Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) and the National Tour Association (NTA) have finalized a strategic partnership that will provide enhanced and dedicated education to members—starting with NTA's newly developed DMO Network.

Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta, an exciting transatlantic race of 7,000 nautical miles, began Thursday, April 13. Over the course of five months, the Tall Ship fleet will visit ports in six countries across the globe—and Boston, Massachusetts, is an official port.

For the first time in 17 years, Tall Ships are returning to Boston Harbor for Sail Boston 2017.

Recent Blogs

Imagine the World as One: 'Come From Away’ is Valuable for All Groups

Come From Away is the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers after the September 11 attacks, and the small town of Gander, Newfoundland, that welcomed them. Cultures clashed. Nerves ran high. Yet uneasiness turned into trust—and gratitude turned into enduring friendships.

Matt Lauer Had to Go. Here's Why.

For as long as I can remember, my mornings started with Matt Lauer on the screen. One morning, when my boys were young, one looked at the screen and thought Matt was my husband. (They have the same haircut. We giggled for days over that one.) For years, Matt was a staple in our home, bringing us news and events.

Your Guide to Snapping the Best Shot in Banff National Park

Whether you're an amateur photographer or just looking for tips on capturing the best of Banff and Lake Louise, there are plenty of subjects to choose from. Here are some tips on our more famous natural attraction: wildlife photography.