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Week in Review

According to The Washington Post, President Trump announced revisions to parts of Obama’s Cuba policy on Friday. The new policy prohibits commercial dealings with Cuba’s military and somewhat limits U.S. citizens from freely traveling to the island.

Buying Business Travel notes Heathrow baggage issues that affected passengers on Thursday morning have been resolved. Some passengers departed on flights without their luggage due to the baggage system failure.

According to Buying Business Travel, British Airways’ IT failure from last month will cost the airline £80 million.

Business Traveler states Hong Kong International Airport is set to receive nearly $900 million in upgrades ahead of the opening of its third runway in 2024.

Buying Business Travel claims the Las Vegas Convention Centre received approval for a $1.4 billion renovation that will add 600,000 square feet of new meeting space to the building.

According to CNNMoney, airline passenger complaints skyrocketed in April. The U.S. Department of Transportation fielded 1,909 complaints against U.S. airlines in April, up 69 percent from March.

TravelDailyNews International reports air traffic management modernization efforts in Europe have been taken to the next level.

Bloomberg claims the U.S. is seeking ways to head off a full laptop ban on airline flights.

According to 4Hoteliers, Hilton opened its 100th hotel in Greater China.

The GBTA Foundation released a new study in partnership with Best Western Hotels & Resorts that explores the Hotel RFP process through the eyes of a travel manager.

The Economist reports younger business travelers are more likely to extend trips for fun, and companies should encourage them in doing so.

According to Buying Business Travel, Jaguar Land Rover gave $25 million and a fleet of vehicles to Lyft. The funding will support Lyft in developing and testing driverless cars.

Skift notes Scandinavian airline SAS is creating an Irish subsidiary to fly shorter routes and compete on costs with low-budget airlines.

According to Skift, Amadeus’ hospitality division is making bigger hotel deals as it chases a breakthrough.

4Hoteliers shares why hotels are getting on board with sustainable development.

According to Business Traveller, the impression that the United States is closed for business could have a big financial impact.

The Independent reports AirHelp has unveiled its ranking of the most punctual airlines with the best service in the world.

According to Buying Business Travel, Manchester Airport reported record passenger growth in May, witnessing 11.9 percent in growth compared to the previous month.

Tnooz claims Expedia is enabling hotels to highlight landmarks and local experiences as part of their online listing.