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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.

A new fourth quarter traveler sentiment & influences study from Expedia Group Media Solutions has shed light on understanding the impact the pandemic has had on the hearts and minds of travelers globally in 2020 and forward into 2021.

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After developing a raft of creative, online ways for its members to address challenges and stay connected during 2020's pandemic, NTA has launched a comprehensive engagement plan for next year. President Catherine Prather, CTP, said the association will take lessons from the past 10 tumultuous months and conduct a variety of online interactions throughout the year.

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The COVID Relief NOW Coalition, a coalition of more than 300 major public and private sector groups, recently released a new ad, "Economic Relief Can't Wait," imploring Congress to pass additional COVID economic relief during the current lame duck session.

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Results from the first phase of The Black Traveler: Insights, Opportunities & Priorities, a report conducted by MMGY Global, were recently made available and found that Black U.S. leisure travelers spent $109.4 billion on travel in 2019—the most recent year reflecting normal travel spend prior to COVID-19.

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In light of the growing critical needs of the travel industry, the U.S. Travel Association recently shared a document with President-elect Biden's transition team focusing on the organization's priorities for the first 100 days of President-elect Biden's administration. The document also helps outline the focus of U.S. Travel Association's advocacy work for the next several years.

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