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Federal Judge in Hawaii Extends Travel Ban II Hold

As 13 US states line up to back President Trump’s Travel Ban II – calling for the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn the second suspension of it granted to Maryland – the federal judge who first blocked it in Hawaii has extended his order. Once again the ban’s damage to tourism and academic research is cited. From Meetings & Conventions…

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Three Airlines’ Solutions to the US Large Electronic Devices Ban

With the ban on bringing larger electronic devices into passenger cabins coming into force on flights to the US from ten airports – the UK has similar restrictions on routes inbound from six countries – how have Middle East carriers mitigated the inconvenience to their customers? Details on the Emirates, Etihad and Turkish Airlines approaches. From Meetings & Conventions…

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London Mayor Reassures After Terror Attack

London’s mayor Sadiq Khan has reassured visitors to the city after the major terror attack right at its democratic heart. Four victims have been killed, with 40 more injured – seven of them critically – after a man drove into pedestrians along the pavement of Westminster Bridge. He then stabbed an unarmed police officer before being shot dead. From Meetings & Conventions…

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US Bars Large Electronics in Cabins on Flights from 10 Airports

The US is banning large electronics from passenger cabins on flights from ten specified Middle East and North African airports. After “evaluated intelligence” on terrorist threats, devices bigger than a mobile phone have will to be checked into hold luggage on services from these destinations. Around 50 flights a day into the US will be affected. From Meetings & Conventions…

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Second Ban Receives Second Suspension

After Hawaii’s successful legal stay on Executive Order 13780 – which President Trump attacked as “unprecedented judicial overreach” – Maryland was next in line to question the constitutionality of Travel Ban II. One plaintiff – the Middle East Studies Association – claimed the order would make it difficult for members to attend academic conferences in the US. From Meetings & Conventions…

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Trump’s Travel Ban II: What’s New?

There are now six mainly Muslim countries instead of seven. There is also a week and a half of notice and greater clarity on exemptions for legal residents, citizens of dual nationality and holders of existing visas. Refugees of religious minorities in the six countries no longer have preferential status. Executive Order 13780 lands on March 16. From PCMA…

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White House Pushes Back New Travel Order

So where to next for President Donald Trump’s infamous Executive Order 13769, which bans refugees and citizens of seven mainly Muslim countries from entering the US? Some thoughts on how the White House will next week be attempting to circumvent the travel ban’s current legal limbo. From ASAE (American Society  of Association Executives)…

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More Meetings Industry Response to Trump’s Executive Order

Even as three federal appeals court judges refuse to reinstate Executive Order 13769 – and the matter surely heads towards the US Supreme Court – here is an association community perspective on how President Trump’s travel ban could affect the business of meetings. Includes reaction from some of The Iceberg‘s partners. From ASAE (American Society  of Association Executives)…

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Meetings Industry Responds to Trump’s Controversial Travel Ban

How is the global meetings industry reacting to President Donald Trump’s executive order suspending for 90 days entry to the US of foreign nationals from seven mainly Muslim countries and halting for 120 days the entire US refugee programme? Including comment from Meetings Professional International (MPI) / Meetings Mean Business, Destination DC, Kenes Group, EventMobi.com and ICCA. From Association Meetings International…

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