January 16, 2023

News to Know

Aging, Outdated Technology Leaves Air Travel at Risk of Meltdown

The massively disruptive computer outage at the Federal Aviation Administration this week that caused thousands of cancelled or delayed flights has put Americans uncomfortably face-to-face with the technology behind US air travel — for at least the second time in a month.

As the country once again picks up the pieces, beleaguered air travelers may be wondering why flying suddenly seems so vulnerable to devastating IT problems.

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Global Air Traffic May Return to Pre-COVID Levels in June, with China Leading The Way (CNN)

Airport Lounges Are Increasingly in Demand and Driving Revenue (TRAVEL PULSE)

GEGO – Global GPS Tracker Designed to Airline-Proof Luggage (AVIATION SOURCE NEWS)


[China] High-Speed Rail Surge Showcases Nation's Abilities (CHINA DAILY)


Four Steps on the Journey to a Net Zero Future (SUSTAINABILITY MAG)

Air France Increases Ticket Prices to Pay for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)


Cleartrip Launches Pay Later, Special Fares and Medi-Cancel (TRAVEL DAILY MEDIA)

The Workplace Has Changed. Does Your Travel & Expense Match Up? (BTN EUROPE)

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Travel Risk Management Bootcamp Understanding and Implementing ISO31030

Explore Travel Risk Management in the context of the new ISO31030 standard and gain the tools and confidence to update and/or create a robust system within your organization to ensure the safety and well-being of travellers. This course, led by travel risk management experts Global Secure Accreditation in conjunction with GBTA, is designed to give practical guidance to anyone involved in building, supporting and managing corporate travel programs.

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GBTA Convention 2023
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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Australia - Unionized bus drivers in Adelaide, Australia, plan to stage industrial action Jan. 17-18; service disruptions likely; protests possible.

Eastern Europe and Central Asia - Severe weather forecast across southern and southeastern Europe through Jan. 18. Possible transport, business, and utility disruptions.

Malaysia - People's Justice Party (PKR) to hold rallies in multiple cities in Malaysia Jan. 21 during various ongoing state elections.

Peru - Government extends curfew for Puno Department, state of emergency for multiple regions, Peru, from Jan. 15 amid ongoing nationwide unrest.

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January 17 - 18

GBTA Chapter Leadership Summit 2023
January 23 - 24
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January 25 | 11:00 AM

GBTA Conference 2023 | Mexico City
March 15 - 16

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