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The Groups Today Blog includes unique personal perspectives on a multitude of topics relevant to group travel industry leaders, business owners and planners.

Believe it or not, your smartphone may be your best tool for planning, organizing and executing a fantastic group tour. From planning your itinerary to planning for the weather, here are six ways you could use your smartphone in group travel.

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Small, specialized group tours—such as tours in the adventure tourism, ecotourism, ethnotourism and other niches—are a quickly emerging market. Travelers are searching for group experiences that are more sustainable, social, affordable and fundamentally transformative. Small group tours in this market offer several benefits for the traveler and the community he or she visits.

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When traveling, it's likely that you'll hit a lot of restaurants, convenience and grocery stories, or fast-food places. All great options, but they tend to offer larger portions. When eating away from home, it's easy to eat or drink too many calories—and larger helpings could increase your intake of saturated fat, sodium and added sugars. Here are a few options for making healthier choices while traveling.

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With long hours in transit, cramped cabins and drastic temperature changes, dressing for travel isn't always easy. Here are five essential items to make your travel more comfortable and convenient.

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Louisiana flooding—the United States' worst natural disaster in recent years—continues to wreak havoc for tens of thousands of people.

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