January 23, 2023

News to Know

Air Ticket Consolidators Turn Profit in Shifting Landscape

Huseyin Ozyurtcu, the owner of Picasso Travel, remembers a time more than four decades ago when KLM said that it planned to phase out its use of air ticket consolidators, of which his company is one.

Such a move might have been damning for Picasso, since KLM, along with Pan Am, were the behemoths at the time when it came to supplying consolidator inventory.

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What Really Caused the NOTAM System to Go Offline? FAA Provides an Update. (USA TODAY)

Sydney Airport Tells Airlines to Beef Up Capacity (SIMPLE FLYING)

Hacker Gets Access to the FBI's No Fly List (SIMPLE FLYING)


Could Air Someday Power Your Flight? Airlines Are Betting on It. (NEW YORK TIMES, MAY REQUIRE SUBSCRIPTION)

Can Air Travel Ever Be 'Green'? (THE WEEK)


Sabre CIO on the Impact of Cloud in Travel (PHOCUSWIRE)

The Rise of Third-Party Hotel Operators in Europe (HOSPITALITY TODAY)

Next Stop, 2023: Rail Trends and Predictions for the Coming Year (RAILWAY TECHNOLOGY)

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GBTA is looking for members to each serve 8 hours during Convention 2023 as Convention Ambassadors. All Ambassadors will receive a preferred registration rate of $150 to attend 2023 GBTA Convention. The application deadline will be May 1st, 2023. Please review all terms before applying.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Argentina - Heightened security likely in Buenos Aires, Argentina, ahead of and during VII Summit of Heads of State and Government of CELAC Jan. 24.

France - Labor unions, activist groups to stage several strikes and related protests across France through Jan. 31. Significant disruptions likely.

Spain - Air traffic controllers at 16 Spanish airports to strike Jan. 30. Further action is scheduled through February.

United Kingdom - Flights cancelled at London Heathrow Airport, UK, due to adverse weather, Jan. 23. Confirm flight availability.

Venezuela - Unionized workers in Venezuela call for nationwide protests, Jan. 23. Significant disruptions likely near demonstrations.

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