After Court Order, U.S. Authorities Suspend Enforcement of Travel Ban


*Updated Sunday, February 5 at 12:30pm ET* This blog post is meant to provide you with the latest information regarding President Trump’s executive order banning travel to the United States of citizens from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. We will continue to keep you updated as new information becomes available, so that

Nearly One-Half of European Travel Professionals Expect President Trump’s Travel Ban to Create Immediate Travel Disruption


In a follow-up to a poll of U.S. members earlier this week, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the business travel industry, polled its European members on President Trump’s executive order banning travel to the United States of citizens from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. Nearly half (49 percent)

Week in Review


Yahoo! Finance reports Marcou Transportation Group announced the acquisition of GroundLink and software provider Limo Anywhere. According to Reuters, a computer glitch forced United to ground all domestic flights for an hour on Sunday evening. This occurs just months after a computer glitch caused thousands of worldwide delays in October. Business Insider notes low-cost carrier

The Business Traveler’s Perspective


Business traveler perception is business traveler reality. Regardless of how travel professionals communicate their travel policy, traveler comprehension reigns supreme. If your message doesn’t get across, there may be dire consequences for both your travelers and your company. A couple of months ago, GBTA Foundation released a new study, in partnership with HRS, exploring business

Week in Review


According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a new proposed rule that would require airlines to disclose baggage fees alongside fares in an effort to provide travelers with more transparency. The DOT is currently seeking comment on whether other ancillary fees should also be disclosed with airfare information. LCT Magazine reports chauffeured

New Year, New Acquisitions


Less than one month into 2017, and we’re already hearing of mergers and acquisitions left and right. This week alone, Hyatt announced plans to acquire Miraval Group in a $215 million deal and iCARS and Limos.com finalized their merger. In the same vein, Retuers reports Delta will complete its acquisition of a 49 percent stake

Week in Review


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

A Seamless Travel Experience


In the not-so-distant future, technology will deliver a more seamless travel experience for us all. You’ll be able to have an app automatically check you into flights, bypass the check-out line when shopping, and have your ride-sharing app suggest destinations based on events in your calendar. Surprise! The not-so-distant future is now, as all these

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