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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

GBTA Convention Panel Discusses Geopolitical Disruptions and the Future of Global Business Travel


In the modern travel world, political tension has an immense impact on travel policies and the way businesses conduct transportation on a global scale. During Monday’s Center Stage Panel at GBTA Convention 2017, global business experts discussed the two main geopolitical disruptions we face today alongside moderator Courtney Hammond, Principal of Deloitte Consulting LLP. The

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According to Buying Business Travel, the Supreme Court partially reinstated Trump’s travel ban on Monday. Citizens from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen who do not have a “bona fide relationship with a person or entity” in the U.S. are barred from entering the country. A 120-day ban has also been placed on refugees

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According to Business Insider, Qatar Airways wants to buy a 10 percent stake in American Airlines. On Thursday, the airline received an unsolicited notice from Qatar of its intentions to invest. CNBC notes that American Airlines Chairman and CEO Doug Parker said Qatar Airways’ proposal makes no sense. Buying Business Travel reports a coalition of

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According to The Washington Post, President Trump announced revisions to parts of Obama’s Cuba policy on Friday. The new policy prohibits commercial dealings with Cuba’s military and somewhat limits U.S. citizens from freely traveling to the island. Buying Business Travel notes Heathrow baggage issues that affected passengers on Thursday morning have been resolved. Some passengers

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According to Buying Business Travel, the U.S. will likely impose a laptop ban on flights from the UK and Europe. Bloomberg reports European airlines are bracing for the expansion of the electronics ban. Newsweek states U.S. airlines and Homeland Security officials met to discuss the possibility of the laptop ban expansion. According to Skift, Southwest

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According to Reuters, Lufthansa has agreed to increase pay for 5,400 pilots by 8.7% after a long-running succession of strikes. Skift reports U.S. airlines cancelled fewer flights in 2016 than any year on record. According to Reuters, Delta has offered to purchase an additional 32% stake in Aeromexico. Business Traveller notes Qatar Airways will unveil

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According to Business Traveller, a report by the National Economic Council finds hidden travel fees are a growing problem, as they accounted for an estimated $22.5 billion in airline revenue in 2015. Tnooz notes Hilton has joined TripAdvisor’s Instant Booking platform, roughly three weeks after the news of a partnership between TripAdvisor and Expedia. According

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