Week in Review


GBTA recently released a business travel outlook forecasting sluggish business travel growth due to U.S. election uncertainty. Although the election outcome is now certain, many believe the future of the travel industry remains unclear. With Donald Trump elected as the 45th president of the United States, industry insiders hope for policies encouraging the free flow of travel. Bloomberg reports airlines will begin pushing their cases for privatized air traffic control during the Trump administration.

Condé Nast Traveler weighed in on how the election will change the way we travel, noting not much will change for travelers on an individual basis. TravelPulse shared a wide range of reactions from travel agents across the globe. Some firmly believe there will be no significant changes in travel, while others foresee a potential recession and decline in travel.

Travel Daily News shares news of a unique initiative in which Emirates customers can apply for UAE visas with their mobile devices. Customers can complete the entire visa application process through a mobile app.

Skift reports the UK is now offering “high net-worth” Indians and their families expedited visa services in an effort to boost links with the country post-Brexit.

According to USA TODAY, a new report finds ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft overtake taxis for business travel expenses, with taxi use down 63% since the first quarter of 2014.

USA TODAY shares a first look of Delta’s premium economy cabin set to debut in late 2017. According to Bloomberg, the launch of premium economy cabins in the U.S. has global airlines scrambling to do the same.

According to Digital Journal, the car rental market size is expected to increase to around $90.0 billion USD globally by 2020.

TTG Asia reports Amadeus has launched an all-in-one online tool for corporate travel managers. The management tool was designed to incorporate the entire corporate travel process, including hotel and flight booking, travel policy, duty of care, expense reporting, reimbursement and more.

This week’s list comes from Forbes:

Tips to Minimize the Downside of Business Travel

 

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