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Week in Review

Following a deadly accident on a plane that required an emergency landing, Southwest Airlines has launched a voluntary inspection program and canceled 40 flights a day, 6 ABC reports.

The EU is attempting to regulate the business practices of online travel agencies like Expedia under a proposed law, Reuters notes. The new rules would require additional transparency on the ranking of search results among other things.

According to TechRepublic, two cybersecurity researchers have discovered a way to breach the security systems of hotel rooms around the world by exploiting lapses in the electronic lock systems made by lock manufacturer Assa Abloy.

American Express Global Business Travel unveiled a multi-channel ground transportation platform, giving travel managers access to over 750 operators in more than 2,000 cities in 18 countries, Buying Business Travel writes.

Tuesday, April 24 marked the inaugural National Business Traveler Day, during which we celebrated business travelers as the unspoken heroes of the American economy. Hear from industry leaders on the importance of this initiative.

Marriott is testing out the home-sharing market through a six-month pilot and partnership with home rental management company Hostmaker, Skift reports.

USA TODAY shares tips on what to do if your hotel reservation is lost when you have a confirmed booking.

Artificial intelligence is steadily changing the face of corporate travel management through both optimization and automation, Phocuswire reports. With an abundance of traveler data at their fingertips, companies are turning to machine learning to improve their programs.

Buying Business Travel notes budget airline WOW has added premium fares to its transatlantic offerings.

According to Skift, it appears as though the Supreme Court will uphold President Trump’s travel ban and rule it constitutional. A decision will likely be made at the end of June.

On Friday morning, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4, a five-year bill reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration. GBTA commends bipartisan efforts to pass the bill.

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