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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.

In response to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, the U.S. Department of State recently issued a European Travel Alert for U.S. citizens during the holiday season.

How would your groups like to visit bucket list National Parks and United States landmarks in style and luxury? It's affordable and Experience Park Tours can make it happen! Cyber Monday specials are being offered on three of the company's all-inclusive, luxury tours featuring iconic American destinations.

Cops and doughnuts have always been an iconic pair, but members of the Clare Police Department in Michigan have taken the relationship to a whole new level. When a local doughnut shop and bakery was on the brink of closing its doors in the summer of 2009, all nine team members from the department stepped in to save it.

Out with the old, in with the new! Paradise Pier at Disney California Adventure will reopen in summer 2018, with a Pixar-style transformation. Opening during the Pixar Fest celebration beginning April 13, Pixar Pier will feature four neighborhoods complete with newly themed attractions, food and merchandise representing beloved Disney-Pixar stories.

All aboard the Polar Express!

Just kidding.

All aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train!

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.