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January 24, 2024

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Five Tech Trends That Will Affect The Hotel Industry in 2024

Many historically have viewed the hotel industry as lacking in tech innovation, but 2024 is likely to be a year of significant change.

Here are some of the top tech trends for hotels, identified by experts in the industry.

Focus on AI

Artificial intelligence has garnered most of the headlines in technology recently, and it will continue to be the major focus this year. But experts say how hoteliers interact with the technology could shift.

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United Airlines Removes Max 10 from Fleet Plan Over Expected Delay (FLIGHT GLOBAL)

United Airlines Sees Business Travel Returning Despite Industry Headwinds (PYMNTS)


Hoteliers Hold Steady as Industry Normalizes (COSTAR)

An Update on New York City’s Short-Term Rental Rules (4HOTELIERS)


No-Frills Flying Emerges as Air Travel’s Painful, Greener Future (ENERGYWORLD)

Synthetic Aviation Fuel Has Yet to Take off in Europe: Study (BILYONARYO)

As Sustainable Aviation Fuel Plant Opens, Get US Ethanol into the Game (DES MOINES REGISTER)


Business Travel Trends for 2024 Unveiled by Globetrender and Cytric Easy by Amadeus (BREAKING TRAVEL NEWS)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA APAC 2024 - Singapore
Registration is Open for GBTA APAC Conference 2024 – Singapore!

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Join us at Raffles City Convention Centre in Singapore on May 14-15, as we bring together the Asia Pacific business travel community to network, learn from industry experts, and benefit from peer-to-peer education.

We're thrilled to announce that the GBTA APAC Conference will be co-located with the Worldwide ERC® APAC Regional Summit Singapore. Two incredible events, one location! Maximize your experience by exploring synergies between business travel and workforce mobility and benefit from the learning and networking opportunities from both Conferences.

Connect with peers, expand your network, and be inspired by innovative content that will enhance your understanding of industry issues and accelerate your career. Mark your calendar and register now for the biggest gathering of the global business travel industry in APAC!

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Ecuador - Ecuador modifies state of emergency and curfew Jan. 23; increased security measures and retaliatory criminal violence likely through March.

Thailand - Heavy rainfall and large waves forecast across southern Thailand through at least Jan. 27. Flooding and associated disruptions possible.

United Kingdom - Various rail operators in the UK to be affected by 24-hour strikes on different days Jan. 30-Feb. 5. Rail service disruptions likely.

United States - Disruptions due to flooding ongoing across San Diego County, US, as of late Jan. 23. State of emergency declared. Flooding ongoing.

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Upcoming Events

Sustainable Travel Management
Next session: starts February 26

GBTA Conference 2024 - Mexico City
April 3 - 4

Fundamentals of Business Travel Management
Spring session: starts April 4

GBTA Conference 2024 - Toronto
April 22 - 24

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The Fundamentals of Business Travel Management is kicking off today, our first Professional Development course of 2024!

Missed the chance to register? GBTA Members can catch the first two of seven modules for free in the Hub!

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