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Week in Review


A federal appeals court in California allowed the Trump administration’s third travel ban to go into partial effect on Monday, NPR reports. The government may now bar foreign nationals from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the country if they have no ties to the United States. In other policy news, Business Traveller reports Trump has

Week in Review


According to Bloomberg, Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson says Trump’s divisive languages and policies are pushing travelers to Canada. Business Traveler notes Air Canada now offers alternative payment options for its international customers. 4Hoteliers reports Singapore Changi Airport’s new Terminal 4 debuted this week. According to Skift, Storm Herwart’s high winds disrupted travel across Central Europe

Week in Review


Last week, a federal judge in Hawaii blocked the third iteration of Trump’s travel ban. According to Skift, the Trump administration is now appealing the judge’s order. NPR reports passengers flying to the U.S. will face heightened security screenings and new questionnaires. LCT Magazine notes Marcou Transportation Group, owner of Dav El | BostonCoach, acquired

Week in Review


Shortly before it was set to take effect, two federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland blocked Trump’s third travel ban, reports Mother Jones. According to USA TODAY, United Airlines estimates hurricanes cost $210 million in revenue with 8,300 canceled flights. Travel Trade Daily reports Singapore Airlines added Android Pay and Apple Pay as payment options

Creating a Frictionless Travel Experience – Part 1


The GBTA Foundation, in partnership with Sabre Corporation, set out to explore the topic of traveler friction around the world. The recently released study looked at traveler friction from both the business traveler perspective and also from the perspective of the managed travel and human resource professional. The objective was to identify the main challenges

Tough Travels: Business Travelers Tell Us Their Top Pain Points on the Road


Through the lifecycle of a trip, the business traveler will encounter different challenges that can impact their travel experience. Last week, the GBTA Foundation released a new study, in partnership with Sabre Corporation, identifying the most challenging aspects of business travel. While there are many similarities among business travelers around the globe, there are also

Week in Review


According to The Verge, Delta will automatically check in passengers with its mobile app. Passengers who use the iOS app will automatically be sent boarding passes 24 hours prior to their flight, forgoing the need to check-in online. Skift reports Lufthansa is closing in on a deal to buy part of bankrupt carrier Air Berlin.

Week in Review


According to MarketWatch, Monarch Airlines declared bankruptcy and collapsed, leaving 110,000 passengers without flights. TTG Media reports AccorHotels snapped up hotel reservation company Gekko in a deal worth €100 million. Business Traveller notes that American Airlines made a $200 million equity investment in China Southern, with plans to begin codesharing before the end of 2017.

Week in Review


On Sunday night, President Trump announced his latest travel ban which affects travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen, Buying Business Travel reports. The new travel restrictions will take effect on October 18. GBTA’s Mike McCormick states that the initial travel bans enacted in January and March have created the

Week in Review


Mexico City International Airport suspended operation for several hours on Tuesday due to a 7.1-magnitude earthquake, reports Business Insider. According to CBS Chicago, airlines began resuming flights to Puerto Rico on Friday, following Hurricane Maria’s devastation of the island. Travel Leaders Corporate shares news of Travel Leaders Group’s acquisition of Raleigh-based TMC Travel Management Partners.

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