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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.

Since the Trump administration announced the banning of the popular "people-to-people" educational group tours and cruise visits to Cuba, there's been a variety of confusion and questions about what this means for the travel industry.

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Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks, and immersive entertainment, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire two iconic water parks and one resort in Texas: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort New Braunfels and Schlitterbahn Waterpark Galveston, for a cash purchase price of $261 million, subject to certain working capital adjustments related to the timing of the closing.

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On June 13, 2019, Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure—the epic new addition to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter—soars into Universal Orlando Resort and becomes the most highly themed immersive coaster experience yet.

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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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