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Report: Lagging Asian growth, US business travel spending still poised for new heights
Business Travel News
A new report reinforces expectations that business travel emanating from Asia, and China in particular, during the next decade will surge. Meanwhile, business travel from Europe and the United States, while still projected to increase, will account for a shrinking portion of total global growth, according to an Oxford Economics forecast commissioned by Amadeus.
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GBTA: China on track to be world's business travel spending leader by 2015
Business Travel News
China could overtake the United States as the world's largest business travel market as early as 2015, according to a report published by the Global Business Travel Association. Spending on business travel originating in China grew by 15.1 percent year over year in 2013 to $225 billion, the report indicated. It projected business travel spending to increase by 16.5 percent this year and by an additional 17.8 percent, to $309 billion, in 2015.
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Travel industry employment reaches record levels
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Travel industry employment reached an all-time high last month, according to the U.S. Travel Association, which last week released an analysis of the U.S. Department of Labor's March jobs report.
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Flight attendants want to make sure the TSA doesn't revisit its knife policy
Los Angeles Times via Skift
Under pressure from lawmakers and flight attendants, the Transportation Security Administration backed off last year on a plan to allow knives on commercial planes. But flight attendants want to make sure that the ban that began after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks stays in place indefinitely. The Association of Flight Attendants is backing a bill to prevent the TSA from ever lifting the ban.
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Increase your Facebook reach without paying for advertising
By Mayur Kisani
It is getting harder and harder for businesses on Facebook to reach their audiences. According to Facebook, it is due to the increase in the amount of content, the increasing number of businesses building a presence on the site and an effort to crack down on spam. But many also believe that Facebook has decreased the reach of pages in order to make businesses pay for promoted posts and advertisements, thus increasing revenue for Facebook. So just like everything online, there are a few ways that might help increase your reach on Facebook without having to pay for promoted posts or ads.
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