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February 12, 2024

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Technology Making Air Travel Industry More Sustainable

As airlines and airports strive to achieve more sustainable operations, they are increasingly looking to technology to provide a next generation travel experience that is kinder to the planet. SITA is the air transport industry’s IT provider, making more than 1,000 airports more efficient, and providing an annual assessment of technology’s role in the future of travel.

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How Budget Airlines Return Higher Profit Margins Than Legacy Carriers (SIMPLE FLYING)

British Airways’ Challenges Can Tell Us Plenty About the State of Air Travel (INSIDE HOOK)

As Economy Flies High, So Does Corporate Air Travel: Business Flyers Pass Pre-COVID Numbers (ECONOMIC TIMES, MAY REQUIRE SUBSCRIPTION)

In Focus: German Airport Strikes Canceled Over 1,000 Flights Last Week (SIMPLE FLYING)

Airlines Rethink Boarding Policies and Luggage Management to Optimize Turnaround Times (BNN BREAKING)

Coalition Calls for Bill That Will See Airlines Reimburse Delayed Passengers (TRAVEL WEEKLY)


Embracing Technology Without Losing the Human Touch in Hospitality (HOSPITALITY NET)


Business Travel, Employee Wellbeing and Bulk Buying — This Is What Your Business Really Should Be Investing in This Year (TECH RADAR)

Industry Spotlight

Removing Barriers to Accessibility – Your Feedback Needed

Deadline: February 16, 2024

While about 40% of business travelers identify as having accessibility requirements (Accessio 2022), these needs have been under-addressed. This Spring, the GBTA Foundation, in collaboration with the DEI Committee, will be releasing industry and best practice standards to expand accessible business travel programs. Share your input by February 16 so we can learn more about the policies and practices that are shaping the industry. Your feedback will feed into the toolkit that the GBTA Foundation will release on Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 18.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Germany - Unionized security staff to strike at Dresden and Leipzig airports in Germany Feb. 11-12. Flight delays and cancellations likely.

Japan - Malfunction disrupting Rapid Airport trains in Central Hokkaido, Japan, Feb. 12. Maintain flexible itineraries.

Peru - Severe weather forecast across Peru Feb. 11-13. State of emergency in 96 districts due to recent adverse weather impacts.

United Arab Emirates - Officials ban movement of trucks and heavy vehicles in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Feb. 13. Increased security, transport, business disruptions likely.

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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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Sustainable Travel Management

📅: 4 Sessions Starting February 26, 2024
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