All posts by Marianne Varkiani

Week in Review


The U.S. State Department has just issued a travel alert advising citizens to refrain from traveling to regions of Ethiopia due to political unrest and anti-government protests. Shortly after, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) added the Bahamas to their list of travel notices for Zika. Travel + Leisure reports local mosquito transmission

Week in Review


Just two weeks after a technical glitch caused thousands of delays and cancellations for Southwest Airlines, Delta faced a system outage that impacted flights earlier this week. The airline had nearly 2,000 cancelled flights and more than 2,400 delayed flights on just Monday and Tuesday, according to CBS News. USA TODAY reports an additional 250 flights were

Week in Review


Following the cancellation of 2,300 flights and thousands of delays nearly two weeks ago, two of Southwest’s biggest unions are calling on CEO Gary Kelly to step down. USA Today reports the unions are unsatisfied with the airline’s large focus on Wall Street performance and outdated reservations technology. The aviation industry has seen major complications

Week In Review


The business travel industry is seeing the effects of Brexit, with hotel demand in the United Kingdom expected to soar and jump a whopping 30 percent in the second half of 2016, according to Buying Business Travel. International travelers look to this as an opportunity to visit pricier destinations at a more affordable rate, and

GBTA Convention 2016 by the Numbers


A lot can happen in just a couple of days, and GBTA Convention 2016 is the perfect example of that.  Nearly 7,000 individuals from over 50 countries attend to reap the benefits of months of hard work. With so many business travel education sessions, industry speakers and networking opportunities, it’s no wonder GBTA Convention 2016

GBTA Cares: Wish for Wheels


Do you remember your first bike? What about the sheer joy of receiving it or the pure terror of riding it for the first time? With one-in-five children in the Denver area living in poverty, a brand new bike is just a dream. That’s why GBTA volunteers came together to make dreams come true and

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