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Week in Review

According to Business Traveller, new biometric gates are being trialed at Heathrow International Airport to speed up the screening process.

The same source reports faster security screening machines are being used at United’s Newark terminal in efforts to cut delays.

A new GBTA Foundation study, in partnership with AIG Travel, revealed opportunity exists for travel management professionals to consider sustainable practices when contracting with suppliers. The study found only one in six (16 percent) travel management professionals currently incentivize their business travelers to say in hotels with sustainable practices.

TravelDailyNews International reports Qatar Airways won “Airline of the Year” at the 2017 Air Transport Awards.

According to Nikkei Asian Review, budget hotel chains are expanding in Vietnam as regional business travel booms.

Tnooz notes AccorHotels is working with a startup to let travelers search for a property based on their mood.

GBTA Executive Director & COO Michael W. McCormick conducted an interview with Skift on forces that are shaping the business travel industry today.

Business Traveller reports Delta Air Lines bumps the most passengers from flights, asking more than 10 out of every 10,000 passengers to voluntarily give up their seat and take a later flight.

According to Buying Business Travel, agents can now book Expedia rates through Sabre, thanks to a successful trial period followed by partnership between the two companies.

Bloomberg reports Europe’s major airlines are gaining strength and outperforming discount airlines in stock markets.

According to TravelDailyNews International, American business travelers reveal the hotel amenities they really do and don’t care for.

Skift reports American Airline’s basic economy fares are benefitting the airline. A Wall Street analyst found Basic Economy helped the airline raise fares close to the departure date.

A study by On Call International revealed the best U.S. cities for business travel, according to TravelDailyNews International.

According to Tnooz, trends in the purchase of hotel technology show a shift to cloud systems.

This week’s featured article comes from FastCompany:

How to Keep Your Laptop Safe When Traveling Through The Middle East