Week in Review

According to Buying Business Travel, the U.S. will likely impose a laptop ban on flights from the UK and Europe.

Bloomberg reports European airlines are bracing for the expansion of the electronics ban.

Newsweek states U.S. airlines and Homeland Security officials met to discuss the possibility of the laptop ban expansion.

According to Skift, Southwest Airlines is poised for a big move to Amadeus’ reservations system for domestic passengers.

Bloomberg reports that U.S. hotels plan are planning a lobbying push over the Priceline-Expedia monopoly.

TravelDailyNews International shares findings from a report that claims European airports experienced strong passenger growth during Q1.

Business Traveller notes LAX prepares for its largest ever airline relocation. A third of the carriers operating at the airport will move operations during a five-day period from May 12 to May 16.

The same source reports Perth Airport is set to get a new integrated passenger hub to allow for smoother connections.

According to Buying Business Travel, Expedia has bought a majority stake in London-based rail technology firm Silverrail.

According to Skift, Emirates says laptop and travel bans are hurting its bottom line. The company claims profits fell by more than 80 percent last year due to a slump in demand linked to political turmoil and tougher travel restrictions to the U.S.

Hotel News Resource notes IATA began rolling out a worldwide safety audit program that will enable airlines to review their safety processes using a worldwide standard.

TravelDailyNews International reports ALTOUR has signed a deal with HRS to offer corporate travel clients increased global access to hotel inventory and discounted rates.

According to Hotelmarketing’com, Bing has revamped the user interface of its hotel search results with a new carousel.

Los Angeles Times reports hundreds of passengers were left stranded in Florida after Spirit Airlines canceled nine flights due to pilots’ failure to show up.

According to Buying Business Travel, Stansted Airport experienced an IT failure on Tuesday, forcing passengers to miss their flights.

4Hoteliers notes Amadeus announces plans to boost its presence in Indonesia.