January 10, 2019

"With a lingering government shutdown affecting travel to and from the U.S., and economic headwinds in play following instability in global stock markets, there is some concern that global business travel growth will be affected in 2019." Brendan's comment on this article piece is as follows.

"'Despite prompting significant client concern, the updated advisory has not meaningfully changed the overall travel situation,' said Brendan O’Reilly, an intelligence analyst for the Asia region at security firm WorldAware. 'Keep in mind that the practice of ‘exit bans’ has apparently impacted a very small and specific sub-section of US nationals who face criminal or civil investigations in China, or whose immediate family members living abroad are wanted by Chinese authorities. I am not specifically aware of clients canceling trips or otherwise modifying their travel plans, although we have had many clients reach out for help in clarifying the issue.'"

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