Week in Review


Buying Business Travel reports Houston airports are returning to full service in the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation. USA TODAY reports Hurricane Irma has resulted in heavy damage to St. Martin’s Princess Juliana Airport, one of the world’s most famous airports. The same source states that over 2,000 Florida flights have already been canceled due

What Everyone New to Managed Travel Should Know


Travel management encompasses a variety of industry players: non-profit corporations, hoteliers, small and medium-sized enterprises, airlines, travel management companies, data consolidators, consultants that act as a liaison between buyers and suppliers – the list goes on and on. Despite the wealth of available information, diving into managed travel as an individual with little to no experience

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

Week in Review


Buying Business Travel reports that the UK laptop ban has been lifted on Tunisia flights. According to USA TODAY, Qantas is planning for a 20-hour non-stop flight from Australia to London. Buying Business Travel reports that Vietnam Airlines and Garuda have agreed to an extended partnership including more codeshares. Business Traveller notes that the disparity

Week in Review


According to TechCrunch, the battle between hotels and Airbnb has escalated in New York City. A campaign backed by a union representing hotel workers and the Hotel Association of NYC claims there’s a link between Airbnb’s short-term rentals and public security threats. Business Traveler reports that Airberlin and JetBlue have partnered to offer connecting flights.

Week in Review


According to The Hill, David Pekoske was sworn in as TSA administrator on Thursday, one week following his unanimous approval by the Senate. Al-Jazeera notes that the UAE and Bahrain have granted Qatar Airways new routes following a two-month blockade. Skift reports that Qatar has ended tourist visa requirements for 80 nationalities. According to The

Week in Review


According to Buying Business Travel, passengers traveling through major European airports are facing up to four hours of immigration delays caused by the introduction of a new set of rules. 4Hoteliers reports that the TSA has announced new U.S. airport screening procedures for electronics in carry-on bags. Travelers must begin placing all electronics larger than

Today’s Geopolitical Climate and Innovation Top of Mind at GBTA Convention 2017


Attendance Approaches 7,000 at Record-Breaking GBTA Convention Alexandria, VA (July 27, 2017) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry, wrapped up its 49th annual Convention last week in Boston. Today’s geopolitical landscape and its impact on business travel and duty of care along with the latest

TSA Announces New U.S. Airport Screening Procedures for Electronics in Carry-On Bags


Today, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the implementation of stronger screening procedures for carry-on items that require travelers to place all electronics larger than a cell phone in bins for X-ray screening in standard lanes. This follows extensive testing and successful pilots at 10 airports, and will now expand to all U.S. airports during the weeks and

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