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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 October 2018, the American Bus Association-affiliated Bus Industry Safety Council asked SYTA to provide ABA members with feedback from SYTA member tour operators and receptive tour operators.

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Although illegal, human trafficking is an unfortunately booming business.

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The Brazilian Government has announced the country will allow visa-free entry for citizens of the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan, beginning June 17, 2019.

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In preparation for updated Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) restrictions and fees for road-based commercial tour operators, effective starting October 1, 2019, the National Park Service (NPS) will host two webinars to ensure operators know this vital information.

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The National Tour Association is saying farewell to one leader, while welcoming another. Pam Inman, CTP, announced she will step down as NTA president at the end of the year, with Executive Vice President Catherine Prather, taking over the role in 2020. 

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