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Week in Review

The Week in Review is back in action this week with a major win for business travelers. USA Today reported that late Thursday night the Senate passed a House bill to reinstate the cap on the TSA passenger security fee, something GBTA has been advocating heavily for. Also on the TSA front, outgoing TSA administrator, John Pistole, talks with the New York Times about the future of PreCheck.


The Economist calls red tape “the bane of frequent business travelers,” and details how India dramatically loosened its visa policies – good news for anyone looking to do business in the region.

Business Traveler’s Lark Gould writes that business travel is in no danger of slowing down citing recent GBTA forecast data, and says there is no reason business travel should be a tough journey. He talks about traveling in the “experience economy” and highlights the latest amenities in airports and hotels.

When it comes to business travel in today’s day and age there is an increasing blurring of the line between business and leisure travel. This infographic in Big Hospitality highlights the latest in what it call 2014 Bleisure Travel.

Bloomberg Businessweek highlighted GBTA forecast data for China in an article about the surge in luxury hotels springing up across China.


Thinking about the future? International Meetings Review tells us how wearable technology will change business travel while CNN Money details the airport of the future.

This can be a tough time of year to stay focused and on track. Mashable lists six smart productivity strategies to keep business travelers focused and on the move all year round.