News & Articles - Michael W. McCormick

  • Travel coalition supports the TSA Modernization Act

    On October 24, a coalition of travel associations sent a letter to the Senate Leadership urging support for S. 1872, the TSA Modernization Act. A copy of that letter can be found here. The TSA Modernization Act would advance the deployment of new technologies at security checkpoints, mitigate risks to public areas at airports, and reduce delays in air travel. The bill would also give the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) additional tools to expand TSA PreCheck, a valuable trusted traveler…

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  • Uncertainty over travel ban puts business travel, economy at risk

    GBTA releases latest U.S. Business Travel Forecast By Michael W. McCormick, GBTA Executive Director and COO Earlier this month, GBTA released data showing the dramatic bottom line impact President Trump’s executive order banning travel to the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries has had on business travel. In the week following the ban, approximately $185 million in business travel bookings were lost as the uncertainty surrounding travel in general had a rippling effect on traveller confidence. Given that for every…

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