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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 Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) has announced the creation of the Cincinnati USA Institute for Hospitality Leadership, which will work with schools, colleges and hospitality businesses to create a curriculum to prepare more skilled workers and leaders for the continued expansion of the travel and hospitality sector.

Are you traveling to Iceland with a group? You're probably flying into Keflavik Airport, located about 30 miles from Iceland's capital, Reykjavik.

If you're traveling abroad with a group and hoping to make dinner reservations at a great local restaurant, you're in luck: OpenTable announced a new feature that makes the app easier to use internationally. The app now allows users to book reservations for the 38,000 restaurants in its global network in one multilanguage app that supports English, Spanish, French, German and Japanese.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) issued an emergency order to ban the Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone from all flights in the United States after numerous reports of the devices bursting into flames, including several on planes.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) are joining with the National Safety Council (NSC) to launch the Road to Zero coalition, aiming to end fatalities on the nation's roads within the next 30 years.

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