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

How Turkish Airlines Became the Self-Proclaimed “King of the Comeback” – A Conversation with Chairman Ilker Ayci


Turkish Airlines has been named “Europe’s Best Airline” for the past six years, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t had their challenges. A terrorist attack on one of their airports in 2016 led to 45 deaths and more than 230 injuries. At GBTA Convention 2017, Chairman of Turkish Airlines, Ilker Ayci, spoke with GBTA COO

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

Week in Review


According to TechCrunch, the U.S. has lifted laptop bans from passengers flying with Etihad, Emirates and Turkish Airlines. CNNMoney reports that the laptop ban was also lifted from Qatar Airways, since the airline meets all of DHS’ new security guidelines. GBTA unveiled its Media Day line-up for GBTA Convention 2017, July 15-19 in Boston. More

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