The threat of a government shutdown beginning Oct. 1 looms large as Congress had yet to pass a new funding deal as of Thursday afternoon.
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Via Business Travel News image: woman checking boarding time in airport Looming Government Shutdown Could Affect Flights, TSA Operations

The threat of a government shutdown beginning Oct. 1 looms large as Congress had yet to pass a new funding deal as of Thursday afternoon. 

The U.S. Travel Association has projected a shutdown could cost the travel economy $140 million per day. In addition, six in 10 Americans would cancel or avoid trips by air should a shutdown occur, according to a recent survey by U.S. Travel and Ipsos.

It also means more than 13,000 air traffic controllers and about 50,000 U.S. Transportation Security Administration officers would have to work without getting paid because they are considered essential workers, according to the Biden administration. The longer the shutdown lasts, the more likely these workers will begin to call in sick or look for work elsewhere, as has happened during previous shutdowns.

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Travel websites are among the worst offenders when it comes to accessibility, a new report finds...The study's expert testers, a group made up of people with varying disabilities, uncovered several consistent barriers that hampered the hotel and airline booking experience.

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Cyber security is one often overlooked—yet critical—element of travel preparedness. Here are some practical tips to prevent cybercrime when traveling domestically and internationally.

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Via Global Guardian image: busy railway security lobby Travel Risk Practices for a Dynamic World

Business cycles can be predicted, travel to austere locations can be avoided or modified with appropriate security measures, but there are some threats that simply cannot be controlled for. Some threats, including crime, unrest, war, terrorism, and active shooters are anthropogenic (human caused). Nature itself – sometimes with human assistance – can be the progenitor of other threats, like storms, earthquakes, floods and fires. Crises can happen anywhere. Some are bound to geography, some are not, and can just “happen.” Nominally, this is what insurance is for. But often insurance does not cover, injury or loss stemming from conflict, terrorism, or natural disasters. It is, therefore, imperative to know what IS and what IS NOT covered before you send employees on travel, even to locations classified as “Low Risk.” Anything can happen, anywhere, at anytime.

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