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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 world's No. 1 tourist destination just got a hotline.

The Frist Center will present United Kingdom artist Claire Morgan's first solo exhibition in the United States, featuring the recent works that exemplify her ecologically minded artistic practice.

Breeze through security with laptop in case, 3-1-1 compliant liquids in bag, and shoes, jacket and belt still intact: The Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) PreCheck program allows for a better travel experience. Enrolling in it, however, can be a bit tedious.

The National Parks, a key part of the United States' cultural and historical foundation, play a vital role in the tourism industry. After celebrating 100 years in 2016, the National Parks are set to meet the challenges of its second century of stewardship, thanks to the National Park Service Centennial Act.

Changes in government regulations this year opened up travel opportunities for United States citizens. Despite the first arrival of a United States airline in Havana, Cuba, on November 28, however, travel to the island nation from the U.S. is caught in the turbulence of an uncertain future. Along with concerns about the country's inability to accommodate the influx of tourists, both Cuba and the U.S. face unpredictability in government changes.

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.