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GBTA Calls on TravelSky to Rescind Action Discontinuing Sale of Domestic China Flights via Any GDS Partner

*Update: Reports are there has been a partial rollback of the aggressive action TravelSky took. The major Chinese airlines have now restored the ability of foreign GDS’s to sell many (but not all) of their fares through foreign agents.*   The announcement of TravelSky’s unilateral decision to discontinue the sale of domestic China flights on

Week in Review

Following the cancellation of 2,300 flights and thousands of delays nearly two weeks ago, two of Southwest’s biggest unions are calling on CEO Gary Kelly to step down. USA Today reports the unions are unsatisfied with the airline’s large focus on Wall Street performance and outdated reservations technology. The aviation industry has seen major complications

Video Blog: Breaking Down the 2017 Global Travel Price Outlook

Last month, the GBTA Foundation and Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) released the 2017 Global Travel Price Outlook. The third annual report provides global, regional and country-by-country projections for air travel, hotel, ground transportation and meetings and events prices in 2017. At GBTA Convention 2016, I had the opportunity to sit down with Yon Abad, Senior Director

A Conversation with TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger: Promoting an Entrepreneurial Spirit within the Government

Despite a long, dedicated and decorated career in the Coast Guard, where he rose to the rank of Vice Commandant, Peter Neffenger is now in charge of an entirely different organization with a global reach and responsible for the daily safety of millions of people: the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Often maligned as an agency

GBTA’s Rules of the Road

In May, GBTA launched its new Rules of the Road designed to optimize business travel. The guiding principles that make up the Rules of the Road will help to make the global travel systems safer, more secure, more reliable and a better place to conduct and facilitate business. Check out the interactive capsule below to get

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