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January 3, 2024

News to Know

TSA to Trial Self-Screening Service at Las Vegas International Airport

A new self-service screening option will be available to certain travelers at the Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas. This marks the first phase of the ‘Screening at Speed’ program launched last month by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to enhance the efficiency of security checks across the United States.

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Ryanair Ticket Sales Hit After Travel Agent Websites Delist Airline (THE GUARDIAN) Names Its Top-25 Safest Airlines for 2024 (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

India Registers 22% Jump in Licenses For Women Pilots: India Report (SKIFT)

Runway Safety Concerns in Focus as Japan Probes Tokyo Crash (REUTERS)

SAS Plans Major European Expansion With 9 New Destinations (SIMPLE FLYING)


FCS Solutions Expands Across Europe To Answer The Call For Cloud-Based Hotel Operations Software (HOSPITALITY NET)

Louis Vuitton is to Open Its First Hotel (4HOTELIERS)


Hundreds of Flood Warnings and Travel Disruption After Storm Henk (BBC)

Uber and Rappi on Travel Strategies and “Super App” Ambitions (PHOCUSWIRE)

Industry Spotlight

The GBTA WINiT 1:1 Mentoring Experience

Application Deadline: January 12

The GBTA WINiT 1:1 Mentoring program is a unique six-month program designed to foster meaningful relationships to help business travel professionals progress in their careers. Previous mentees have found success in the program – one of them is Valerie J. Barnes, Corporate Procurement Meridian Crossings Business Center at U.S. Bank.

"I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent with my mentor, Pam McTeer,” said Barnes. “She shared with me insightful, thoughtful and useful advice on the topic of conversation, and I found her depth of expertise in the industry invaluable. She gave me advice on how to make the most of my newly elected local GBTA chapter board membership with which she has extensive experience.”

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Chile - Officials issue warning for high temperatures across central Chile through Jan. 4. Transport and utility disruptions possible.

France - Activists plan to stage protest march in central Paris from 11:00 Jan. 6. Heightened security, localized transport disruptions likely.

Germany - Unionized rail workers plan to strike across Germany from Jan. 8. Widespread train disruptions possible.

Italy - Airport workers' unions plan strike nationwide in Italy on Jan. 8; air travel, airport processing disruptions likely.

Mexico - Unionized workers to stage protest march from Paseo Bravo to Zocalo in downtown Puebla, Puebla State, Mexico, from 09:00 Jan. 7.

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