Ebola Having Little Impact on Business Travel, So Far – CIO Today


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Ebola Having Little Impact on Business Travel, So Far
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Nearly 80% of corporate travel managers questioned in the survey by the Global Business Travel Assn. said the Ebola outbreak had either no or not much impact on scheduled international travel, and more than 90% said the disease had no or not much ...
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Businesses quietly push back at Ebola travel ban – The Hill


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Businesses quietly push back at Ebola travel ban
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Levinson is helping support a coalition of more than 50 global companies, including Shell and PWC, many of which oppose a travel ban. Administration officials briefed business groups and stakeholders Friday about the White House effort on Ebola.
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US survey finds little effect on business travel despite Ebola flight scare – South China Morning Post (subscription)


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US survey finds little effect on business travel despite Ebola flight scare
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Nearly 80 per cent of corporate travel managers questioned in the survey by the US-based Global Business Travel Association said the Ebola outbreak had either no or not much effect on scheduled international travel, while more than 90 per cent said the ...

An Ebola Travel Ban Would Be More Trouble Than It’s Worth

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As of Thursday evening, 11 senators and 59 members of the House had spoken out in favor of a travel ban on flights to and from Ebola-stricken West African nations. But not much attention has been paid to what such a ban would look like, or if it could even reasonably work.

How would a travel ban be implemented?

Practically, the framework already exists for a travel ban, says American University law professor Steve Vladeck. Individuals are already turned away from U.S.-bound flights if they're deemed a threat or appear on a no-fly list. "A travel ban is just a more wholesale version of that approach — where the U.S. would not allow flights from certain countries to enter U.S. airspace and/or land at U.S. airports," Vladeck says. Read more...

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Delta: 2015 Capacity Growth Will Be Modest, Controlled – Business Travel News


Delta: 2015 Capacity Growth Will Be Modest, Controlled
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Delta Air Lines plans "disciplined" systemwide capacity growth of 2 percent next year, according to the carrier, which also reported an adjusted net income of $1 billion for the third quarter. CEO Richard Anderson, speaking Thursday on a conference ...

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Austin entrepreneurs set to launch business travel app – Austin Business Journal (blog)


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Austin entrepreneurs set to launch business travel app
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A couple of Austin entrepreneurs are planning to publicly launch next month a mobile application designed to give lonely business travelers some down-time options. Kevin Warden and Rudy Prince founded WingUp LLC to develop the application that syncs ...

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These Male Models Quarantined Themselves Because of Ebola

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Two men who were on board a plane from Ohio with Amber Vinson, the second Dallas healthcare worker to contract Ebola, have decided to quarantine themselves

These are not your average Joes, thoughAxl Goode and Taylor Cole work as models for adult romance novels (think Fabio).

According to the men, they were sitting 3 feet from Vinson on a Frontier Airlines flight that traveled from Cleveland to Dallas Monday. Both were contacted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) following the flight, and decided to voluntarily quarantine themselves in their homes Read more...

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Ebola: Obama rules out West Africa travel ban

Barack Obama has ruled out imposing a US travel ban to help fight the spread of the Ebola virus.

The US president told reporters at the White House that he would not introduce a “flat-out travel ban” as current screening measures at airports are working.

The US government has been criticised by members of congress for not implementing a travel ban from West African countries, but Obama has responded by looking to employ an ‘Ebola Czar’.

“It may be appropriate for me to appoint an additional person to oversee efforts to contain Ebola,” said Obama. “But a flat out travel ban is not the way to go,” he added.

The call came after a congressional hearing in which several republicans said flights from West Africa should be halted.

“We need to look at all the options available to keep our families safe and move quickly and responsibly to make any necessary changes at airports," said Democratic Representative Bruce Braley of Iowa.

Calls for a travel ban to the US have increased after a nurse infected with Ebola may have been sick and contagious for four days, and took two flights, before diagnosis. Amber Vinson could have become ill as early as last Friday, when she flew from Dallas to Ohio, according to health officials in the US.

The Ebola outbreak has already killed around 4,000 people and infected more than 7,200, mostly in West Africa.

Earlier this week, UK health secretary Jeremy Hunt confirmed screening for Ebola would start at Heathrow and Gatwick airports, and the Eurostar hub, St. Pancras.

Ebola: Obama rules out West Africa travel ban

Barack Obama has ruled out imposing a US travel ban to help fight the spread of the Ebola virus.The US president told reporters at the White House that he would not introduce a “flat-out travel ban” as current screening measures at airports are working.

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Why Threats Like Ebola Make Conservatives More Conservative

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Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to die of Ebola in the United States, came to this country by air. He did not cross the U.S.-Mexico border. And yet, for some conservative politicians, the arrival of Ebola here has piqued concerns about the security of the southern border.

"If people are coming through normal channels [with Ebola]," U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown said recently in a radio interview, "can you imagine what they can do through our porous borders?" Other politicians are like-minded, calling for the outright closure of the border.

The scenario that Ebola enters the U.S. through Mexico is not outright impossible. It's just unlikely considering the facts. There have been no reported cases of Ebola in Mexico or Central America. Conceivably, it could be possible for someone infected with Ebola to enter the United States in a car from Mexico. But for that to happen right now, the Ebola carrier would have had to spend some time in West Africa before heading to Mexico. Then, the person would have to travel to the U.S. before the disease's symptoms kick in, which can take two to 21 days after exposure. Read more...

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ANA and Ethiopian sign codeshare deal

Japanese airline ANA has signed a codeshare agreement with Ethiopian Airlines.

From October 26, ANA passengers will be able to book connecting flights on Ethiopian Airlines between Addis Ababa and Bangkok, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Paris, London, Nairobi and Mombasa through ANA.

Ethiopian will place its flight code on ANA’s Bangkok and Hong Kong routes.

Passengers on both the Star Alliance airlines will continue to be to earn and redeem miles on all flights.

ANA’s president and CEO Osamu Shinobe, said: "We are pleased to welcome Ethiopian Airlines which has the largest network in Africa as our code-share partner and look forward to working together to bring our customers greater choice and convenience across our combined Japanese and African networks."

Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam, said: ”Our codeshare partnership will give our customers travelling between Africa and Japan the best possible connectivity options with one ticket and one single check-in at first boarding airport.

”It will also play critical role in enabling greater people-to-people, investment, trade and tourism ties between a rising Africa, the second fastest growing region in the world, and a highly industrialized Japan, the third largest economy in the world.”

Poll: Ebola Hasn’t Infected Business Travel – Successful Meetings


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Poll: Ebola Hasn't Infected Business Travel
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IMEX America 2014 hits a four year high – Business Travel Destinations


IMEX America 2014 hits a four year high
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As a result of this year's all round growth, the number of one-to-one business appointments and booth presentations taking place at the show rose to 53,000, compared to 50,000 last year. Bloom also revealed that 1250 group appointments were attended by ...

Dallas Nurse Leaves Trail of Ebola Fears After Cleveland Trip

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Amber Joy Vinson, the second health care worker to be infected with Ebola who then flew on a plane to Cleveland, left officials scrambling to retrace her steps in the area and identify anyone who may be at risk of contracting the virus.

She "should not have traveled on a commercial aircraft" because she had been exposed to the virus while caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, an Ebola patient who traveled to the U.S. from Liberia, Centers for Disease Control Director Dr. Tom Frieden said on Wednesday.

But a CDC spokesman later clarified to say that Vinson had in fact contacted the CDC before getting on her flight because she had a slight fever. She was told it would be okay to fly. Read more...

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