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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

TSA Talks What’s Next for PreCheck at GBTA Legislative Summit


Simone Davis, Executive DHS Liaison Officer, Transportation Security Administration spoke about TSA PreCheck at the 15th Annual GBTA Legislative Summit, an event that brings more than 100 travel professionals to Washington, D.C. to meet with lawmakers to share opinions on key issues. Davis discussed the intelligence driven risk-based security system with attendees. She stated that

CBP Previews Future of Biometric Exit at GBTA Legislative Summit


John Wagner, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations for Customs and Border Protection provided an overview of the new biometric exit model at the 15th Annual GBTA Legislative Summit, an event that brings more than 100 travel professionals to Washington, D.C. to meet with lawmakers to share opinions on key issues. Wagner told

DHS Responds to Bombing of Russian Jet


Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it would be stepping up security measures in light of the recent crash of a Russian airplane over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, which officials from some countries have linked to terrorism as the crash remains under investigation. Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson and new TSA chief Peter Neffenger said

Business Travelers Report High Satisfaction with Business Travel Experience


The latest GBTA Business Traveler Sentiment Index™, in partnership with American Express, shows business travelers enjoy most elements of the travel experience. Satisfaction is highest with staying at hotels (78 percent), the overall travel experience (73 percent) and making travel arrangements (73 percent). While satisfaction levels are high, a decline of 3.7 percentage points in

Pain Points Cause Deep Frustration for Business Travelers


Last week, the first ever GBTA Global Business Traveler Sentiment Index™ in partnership with American Express  revealed how business travelers across the globe feel about their travel experience and how those feelings affect their actual behaviors related to travel. While most travelers are significantly satisfied with their trip experience, a key finding of the study

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