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January 29, 2024

News to Know

Investors, Hotel Brand Leaders Debate the Best Avenues to Growth

Hotel brand companies need to refocus their efforts on experience instead of prioritizing unit growth, according to experts.

Speaking during the Americas Lodging Investment Summit, members of the Industry Real Estate Financing Advisory Council said finding adjacent spaces and other ways to connect with their core customers will go along way for hotel brands.

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Sabre, Malaysia Airlines launch NDC Content (TTG ASIA)

The Airline Industry Will Bounce Back in Asia (CLYDECO)

Iberia and Iberia Express Soar to the Top as the Most Punctual Airlines in Europe for 2023 (TRAVEL AND TOUR WORLD)


(R)evolution: How Digital Brand Experience is Changing Hotel Marketing for Good (SCREEN PILOT)

Minor Hotels Targets 200+ New Openings as It Unveils New Details of Growth Strategy (4HOTELIERS)


UK Rail Travellers Face Week of Disruption to Journeys (BTN EUROPE)


5 Ways Purposeful Travel Can Help Make Business Travel More Eco-Friendly (IOL)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA +VDR Conference 2024 in Partnership with the Nordic Business Travel Associations | Copenhagen
Now Accepting Proposals For Education Sessions in Copenhagen

Deadline: 1 March 2024

GBTA is seeking industry professionals to contribute new ideas, solutions, and innovations for current issues and challenges that confront the travel industry. With your unique perspective and insight, we can continue to deliver the best education on the topics most relevant to business travel.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

France - Taxi and VTC drivers to conduct convoy protests in several cities across France Jan. 29-30. Transport, service disruptions likely.

Germany - Unionized staff to launch 48-hour strike at Leipzig Halle Airport and Dresden Airport in Saxony, Germany, Jan. 28-30. Disruptions likely.

Switzerland - Public transport unions will lead a strike in Geneva, Switzerland, Jan. 31. Reconfirm transport services.

United States - Disruptions to airport operations possible in Hawaii, US, through Jan. 31 due to military exercise. Confirm status of flights.

United States - US airlines gradually return inspected 737 MAX 9 aircraft to service as of Jan. 27. Lingering flight disruptions possible.

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What will 2024 bring for business travel? Business Travel News asked industry experts to weigh in on what will matter this year, including GBTA's CEO, Suzanne Neufang.

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