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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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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

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A shooter has wounded and killed multiple people after opening fire at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida on Friday afternoon, reports Bloomberg. According to TravelPulse, American Airlines has experienced its third fume incident in the past six weeks. In the most recent incident, seven flight attendants were hospitalized as a result of a cabin

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The Verge reports Airbnb is transforming from a short-term rental company into a full-scale travel agency. The company launched a new initiative called Airbnb Trips that enables travelers to experience new cities from a local’s perspective. According to The New York Times, the platform allows travelers to partake in activities ranging from stargazing outings to historical tours.

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GBTA recently released a business travel outlook forecasting sluggish business travel growth due to U.S. election uncertainty. Although the election outcome is now certain, many believe the future of the travel industry remains unclear. With Donald Trump elected as the 45th president of the United States, industry insiders hope for policies encouraging the free flow

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A new report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research’s (Cebr) finds face-to-face meetings contribute £193 billion to the UK economy on an annual basis. According to Travel Daily News, Cebr suggests companies stand to gain an average of £147,200 per year when conducting face-to-face business. The Washington Post reports TripAdvisor has received a license to book

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Thursday’s Brexit vote dominated the news. With the results in and U.K. voters having chosen by a slim margin to leave the E.U., GBTA  issued a statement on the outcome. Skift reported on what the Brexit vote means for the global tourism industry. London’s Heathrow Airport is one of the biggest gateways to Europe, and

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In business travel news this week, the Chicago Tribune reported that Senator Charles Schumer wants to require the FAA to establish seat-size standards for commercial airlines to keep passengers from being packed in like sardines. Also according to the Chicago Tribune, the U.S. has banned all air travelers from using electronic cigarettes on domestic and foreign airlines

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