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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 growth of technology and the events of 2020 have only accelerated change in travel education. To create more effective learning environments, educators and organization executives must stay abreast of the latest changes and key factors affecting education. Here are the five most important developments and trends.

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Much remains uncertain in a COVID-19 world, including travelers' opinions about venturing out into the world like they used to. The most recent Longwoods International tracking study of American travelers sheds light on the latest information.

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In the wake of the many industry changes seen in 2020, perhaps one of the largest ones is seeing most major airlines eliminating ticket change fees permanently. Undoubtedly offering more flexibility, the change—with parameters differing slightly by airline—has been adopted by companies like Delta and American Airlines, with Hawaiian Airlines and Alaska Airlines also joining in.

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On Friday, September 11, the American Bus Association sent out an op-ed to political, transportation and trade reporters highlighting what will happen to our industry if they do not receive Congressional assistance in the form of the CERTS Act or other financial help.

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Much has changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, including new partnerships and innovative solutions for creating a better traveler experience.

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