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Podcast: Live from Center Stage at GBTA Convention 2018 Part 1

For this week’s episode, The Business of Travel takes you back to last week’s GBTA Convention. Hear all of Monday’s Center Stage sessions. First, up you’ll hear from Marriott International President and CEO Arne Sorenson in a one-on-one interview with GBTA Executive Director and COO Mike McCormick as he shares his outlook on the business…

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Technology is Poised to “Dramatically Increase Security,” Say Heads of TSA and CBP

New facial recognition and CAT scan technologies are key to stopping terrorists, according to two of the nation’s highest security officials who spoke Monday on Center Stage at GBTA Convention 2018. Transportation Security Administrator (TSA) David Pekoske calls for “better security faster” at Monday’s Q&A session with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Kevin…

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Podcast: The Challenges of Security in Today’s Volatile World

For this week’s episode, The Business of Travel, GBTA previews an upcoming Center Stage session at Convention 2018 focused on safety and security in today’s volatile world while looking back on our Conference in Toronto where GBTA Executive Director and COO Mike McCormick interviewed officials from the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, the Greater Toronto…

CBP Previews Future of Biometric Exit at GBTA Legislative Summit
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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…

After Court Order, U.S. Authorities Suspend Enforcement of Travel Ban
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After Court Order, U.S. Authorities Suspend Enforcement of Travel Ban

*Updated Sunday, February 5 at 12:30pm ET* This blog post is meant to provide you with the latest information regarding President Trump’s executive order banning travel to the United States of citizens from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. We will continue to keep you updated as new information becomes available, so that…

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Ebola & Business Travel: What You Need to Know

Anytime you turn on the news lately, you cannot help but hear more about ebola. There has been a lot of uncertainty and questions about travel and ebola, so we have gathered as many resources as possible in this post for you to share with your travelers on the topic. Wednesday, the Centers for Disease…

Ebola Not Yet Affecting Business Travel, GBTA Foundation Poll Finds
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Ebola Not Yet Affecting Business Travel, GBTA Foundation Poll Finds

Update (February 10, 2015):  In the aftermath of the Ebola outbreaks in West Africa, the World Health Organization plans to implement reforms to “improve its ability to respond more quickly to the next outbreak of a lethal infectious disease,” The New York Times reports.   Ebola has been top of mind in the news lately,…