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.
If you haven't yet heard of the Pokémon Go craze, all you have to do is crawl out from under your rock and take an evening stroll in your closest populated area. Immediately, you should witness groups of 20-somethings walking around, heads down, staring at their phones. In fact, Pokémon Go already has as many Daily Active Users as Twitter—and the number is still increasing!
Searching for an ideal destination for lodging, a meeting or event? The Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort Area recently underwent a $10 million rennovation and offers a spectacular look and feel in its two distinct hotels: the newly-redesigned, upscale Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Sky View Tower and the new Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista, which offers all the perks of a resort for the value-minded traveler.
After months of debate, Congress has come to a compromise on the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill that will levy advantages to the average air traveler. In addition to extending the agency's programs and policies at current levels through September 2017, the bill requires airlines to seat families with children together without additional costs, accelerate the security screening process, and issue refunds for baggage fees when luggage is lost.
TSA PreCheck is an expedited security-screening program for eligible, low-risk travelers departing from airports in the United States. Over 3 million members no longer have to remove shoes, the 3-1-1 liquid compliant bag, laptops, belts or light outwear when traveling through airport security; 95 percent of PreCheck's members waited in TSA lines for five minutes or less.
The results are in: The British public voted for Britain to leave the European Union on Thursday, June 23, and the United Kingdom's exit—referred to as Brexit—from the 28-nation union has created uncertainty across the globe and within the travel industry.