Week in Review


According to USA TODAY, airlines have canceled more than 11,000 flights across the nation since Hurricane Harvey first began affecting schedules. Airports reopened on Wednesday, but flights are running on a limited schedule.

If you would like to help with relief efforts, please make a donation to the Red Cross. You may also donate to a GoFundMe campaign created specifically for GBTA or Texas BTA members who were impacted.

According to The Verge, Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshai is officially Uber’s new CEO. Bloomberg reports that Expedia has named CFO Mark Okerstrom as its new CEO.

USA TODAY notes that Boston’s Logan International Airport may begin charging fliers arriving or leaving by car in an attempt to reduce both congestion and pollution.

According to Incentive Travel & Corporate Meetings, American Express Global Business Travel completed its acquisition of international event management agency Banks Sadler.

eTurboNews claims that Hertz has launched a strategic partnership with Localiza, South America’s largest car rental company.

4Hoteliers reports that IHG signed two new properties in Dubai Business Bay.

According to Tnooz, HRS tells corporate customers how to prepare for new hotel cancellation policies. The company shared findings from an in-depth analysis of the booking data of its corporate customers over the past year.

According to Hotelmarketing’com, Google upgraded its flight and hotel search by adding additional pricing insights.

Business Traveller notes that U.S. airports are increasingly using Twitter to communicate with travellers.

According to Buying Business Travel, strikes have begun on three separate UK rail franchises.

Bloomberg reports that Pittsburgh International Airport is testing a new program that would allow non-fliers to get past security.

Skift notes that Expedia spent $148 million to buy SilverRail for its train booking technology.

According to Business Traveller and a recent study by Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the vast majority of business travellers around the world say the positives outweigh the negatives.

Hotel-Online.com reports that the U.S. construction pipeline is up 7% year-over-year with a 20% increase in new supply forecast for 2017.

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