According to CNN Money, the Trump administration announced new security restrictions on Tuesday, in what is being called an electronics ban. Passengers flying from 10 airports in the Middle East and North Africa are barred from bringing electronics larger than a smartphone into cabins for U.S.-bound flights. The UK shortly followed suit, announcing similar restrictions.
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According to The New York Times, two federal judges have ruled against Trump’s second travel ban. On Wednesday evening, a federal judge in Hawaii issued a nationwide order blocking the ban, and a second federal judge in Maryland issued a separate order preventing the ban. On Thursday morning, President Trump released a blueprint highlighting the
Business travelers face a variety of risks – from the mundane to the catastrophic, from pickpockets to global terrorism. In today’s world it is important to be prepared no matter the destination. GBTA research shows nearly 85 percent of companies already have travel risk management programs in place and many of these include travel insurance
On Thursday March 2nd, the European Parliament adopted a non-binding resolution calling upon the European Commission to reintroduce a visa requirement for Americans traveling to Europe unless political issues over visa reciprocity between the regions are resolved in the next two months. The issue centers on visa exemption reciprocity for all members of the European
On Monday, President Trump signed a revised executive order following his initial January 27 travel ban that was halted by court order. According to Skift, European companies anticipate a reduction of business travel to the United States because of the new order. Forty-five percent of European business travel professionals indicated their company will be less willing to plan
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European Companies Will Plan Significantly Less Meetings & Events in United States The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, polled its U.S. and European members this week to assess the business travel impact of President Trump’s revised executive order on travel. Nearly 4 in 10 (37 percent) U.S.
Today, President Trump issued a revised executive order following the initial travel ban that came out on January 27, which was halted by court order. The revised order bans foreign nationals from Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia and Yemen who don’t have a valid visa from entering the United States for 90 days. It will
Past events of 2016 and recent executive orders from the new administration have created a new year of travel challenges and concerns. And while business travel continues to increase globally, so does the acknowledgement of travel risk. According to a recent global Ipsos MORI survey of over 1,000 individuals who organize, influence or are responsible