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As World Shuts Borders To Stop Omicron, Japan Offers A Cautionary Tale

Japan, which has been very cautious throughout the pandemic, is again barring all nonresident foreigners. There is an economic and human cost. By Motoko Rich and Hikari Hida, with reporting by Hisako Ueno and Makiko Inoue in Tokyo; Dera Menra Sijabat in Jakarta, Indonesia; Richard C. Paddock in Bangkok; John Yoon in Seoul; Raymond Zhong…

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A ‘Very Credible’ Candidate: This Recruiting Scam Is Underway Now

“Victoria Jones,” head of leadership consulting at Exec Search Pros Inc., emailed yours truly on Oct. 29 about a client that had “retained us to fill various senior-level positions in one of their recent acquisitions. I was referred to you by an outside talent sourcing firm and based on your previous experience I think you…

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How To Avoid Being Scammed By Fake Job Ads

No one in corporate travel dodged the pandemic’s brutal treatment of employment, and to make matters worse, scammers are preying on job seekers. This story by Cezary Podkul was originally published last month by ProPublica. Cybercriminals are flooding the internet with fake job ads and even bogus company hiring websites whose purpose is to steal…

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Scammers Are Using Fake Job Ads To Steal People’s Identities

No one in corporate travel dodged the pandemic’s brutal treatment of employment, and to make matters worse, scammers are preying on job seekers. This story by Cezary Podkul was originally published last month by ProPublica. It has become a ubiquitous internet ad, with versions popping up everywhere from Facebook and LinkedIn to smaller sites like…

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Reporter’s Notebook: Announcements Timed With GBTA Convention Address Recovery, Risk, Service

The Global Business Travel Association on Wednesday welcomed back its Media Day event at the start of the annual convention. More series of presentations than press conference, the event requires presenters — companies that sponsor or exhibit at the convention and pay extra to be involved — to agree to withhold their announcements until the…

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Judge Cites Travel’s Plight In Quick Approval Of CWT Bankruptcy Plan

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Marvin Isgur on Friday afternoon confirmed the Chapter 11 plan of Carlson Travel, parent of CWT. Filed Thursday in the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District Of Texas, the prepackaged bankruptcy case enjoyed expedited treatment for good reason, according to Isgur. The confirmation allows CWT to complete a restructuring that provides it…

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Using Your Face At The Airport To Drop A Bag And Save Two Minutes Is Just An Appetizer

Delta Air Lines said its new dedicated biometric baggage drop at Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport could shave two minutes from the curb-to-plane trek. The technology behind the facial recognition system promises a much bigger wow factor for businesses and travelers in the near future. The Covid-19 pandemic accelerated global adoption of touchless interactions at…