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Week in Review

On March 1, 2019 in Aviation, Travel Trends by Marianne Varkiani
Flights between Southeast Asia and Europe were disrupted this week due to the closure of Pakistan’s air space, Business Traveller reports. According to Khaleej Times, Pakistan has reopened its airspace with some restrictions. Customer details were stolen from an Amadeus distributor in India, Phocuswire notes. A company employee of Resbird Technologies illegally took identifying information from a number of passenger…

WINiT Coming to GBTA Conference 2019 – Toronto

Canadian Olympic Gold Medal Winning Women’s Hockey Coach Danièle Sauvageau to Deliver Keynote at WINiT at GBTA Conference 2019 – Toronto
Alexandria, VA (February 28, 2019) –WINiT, a business unit of GBTA focused on driving positive change for the career mobility of women in the travel-related industries, today announced Danièle Sauvageau as the featured keynote speaker at WINiT at GBTA Conference 2019 – Toronto, taking place April 15, 2019 at the…

WINiT by GBTA to Debut Educational Content at GBTA Conference 2019 – Mexico City

Author and Consultant Terri Sjodin to Serve as Keynote Speaker
Alexandria, VA (February 27, 2019) –WINiT, a business unit of GBTA focused on driving positive change for the career mobility of women in the travel-related industries, will host a two-part education session at GBTA Conference 2019 – Mexico City which takes place March 19 – 21. Five-time author and Principal and Founder of…

Week in Review

On February 22, 2019 in Advocacy, Aviation, Travel Trends by Marianne Varkiani
Carlson Wagonlit Travel officially changed its name to CWT, revealing a new logo and brand identity in the process, HotelMarketing’com notes. In the same vein, AccorHotels rebranded as Accor. According to Skift, Accor will be spending $255 million on a new loyalty program called ALL, which stands for “Accor Live Limitless”. On the acquisition front, HotelMarketing’com reports Best…

Majority of Organizations Fail to Conduct Formal Risk Assessment for Every Meeting

New Research Reveals Room for Improvement in Meetings & Events Risk Management
Alexandria, VA (February 20, 2019) – A majority of travel buyers (62 percent) say risk management of meetings and events is a growing priority for their organization, according to new research out today from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) in partnership with WorldAware. Current efforts are lacking, however, as companies…

Ben Mulroney to Keynote at GBTA Conference 2019 Toronto

Toronto, Canada (February 19, 2019) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced Ben Mulroney as a featured speaker at GBTA Conference 2019 - Toronto, taking place April 15-17. His appearance is made possible by American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), the world’s…

Newsletter: febrero 2019

On February 13, 2019 in Travel Trends by Marianne Varkiani
Convención GBTA 2019 se realizará en el centro de convenciones más grande de Norteamérica en Chicago El McCormick Place, el Centro de Convenciones más grande de Norteamérica, ubicado en la ciudad de Chicago, recibirá este año a cerca de 7000 profesionales en viajes de negocio. Los profesionales vendrán de más…

Week in Review

On February 8, 2019 in Aviation, Hospitality, Risk, Travel Trends by Marianne Varkiani
Eight airlines have flaws in their e-ticketing systems that could expose passengers’ personal information, TechNewsWorld reports. The airlines are sending unencrypted check-in links, which could allow hackers to view or change passengers’ flight booking details or boarding passes. The airlines in question are Southwest Airlines, KLM, Air France, Vueling, Jetstar, Thomas Cook, Transavia, and…
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