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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 next time you visit an airport, don't expect to touch anything other than your smartphone. From arriving at the airport to collecting your luggage, the future of air travel in the COVID-19 world and beyond will be automated, touchless, and more convenient than it's ever been.

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Though signs of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic are starting to emerge, a new study from the U.S. Travel Association indicates total travel spending in the United States is predicted to drop 45% by the end of 2020. This new data is spurring renewed calls for federal measures to support the industry that was one of the top U.S. employers and exporters prior to the pandemic.

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The American Bus Association—the industry leader advancing North American motorcoach travel and tourism—released a report for the motorcoach and group travel industry outlining sample policies to help promote cleanliness and safety for post-pandemic travel.

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Having a passport is key for those looking to travel internationally and making sure it's up to date and renewed is a huge part of the process.

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When groups are ready to travel again, they could expect to see some updated security measures if they're flying. The Transportation Security Administration is implementing changes to the security screening process in an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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