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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 global pandemic has created a dire need for change for travel and tourism. We can't go back to the "normal" that was before. As travel begins its recovery from the global pandemic, Tourism Cares, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, unveiled a new vision to a more sustainable and thriving future to better support the evolving needs of the people and places of travel.

The International Inbound Travel Association (IITA) has called on Congress to provide relief funding for inbound tour operators who were forced into a federally-mandated shutdown since March 2020.

For many groups, setting sail on the open sea or a picturesque river is their favorite way to travel and see the world. As travel recovery continues to grow, travelers are eager to see the return of cruise ship travel. Recent news from the CDC shows this reality might be slowly but surely approaching.

With warmer weather comes more positive traveler sentiment, that's according to a recent Longwoods International tracking study of American Travelers.

During the pandemic, the demand for outdoor adventures has increased tremendously, partly due to the safety that being out in the open provides. However, many tour operators and motor coach companies are being met with challenges as travelers are itching to get outside even more and experience all they've missed over the last year.