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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.

As the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee begin the recovery process following the November 28 wildfires, Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevier County (Tennessee) tourism officials have united to reinforce a strong message delivered by Gatlinburg Mayor Mike Werner.

Wouldn't it be great to better anticipate security line delays, so you could enjoy a more efficient, less stressful airport travel experience? The comprehensive global airport information mobile app flightSpeak has a new feature, CheckPoint, which provides estimated wait and screening times for security checkpoints at the top 100 busiest airports worldwide.

The United Nation's World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the Zika virus is no longer a global health emergency, but a longer-term problem.

This year's Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a Norway spruce from upstate New York's backyard. The 94-foot tall, 14-ton spruce grew in the Eichler family's backyard, 170 miles from Manhattan in the Oneonta, New York, a city located in the northern foothills of the Catskill mountain range.

PAWA Dominicana will be the first commercial Dominican airline to offer flights to the United States in over 20 years. On November 16, 2016, the airline will begin a new route between Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic and Miami, Florida.

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.