View it in your browser Share this email.   Forward This   blank Tweet This   blank Send to Linkedin   Send to Facebook
February 14, 2024

News to Know

Despite Backlash, Here’s Why Airlines Need to Weigh Passengers

Finnair's recent rollout of a voluntary passenger weighing system at Helsinki Airport has ignited controversy, with some public figures decrying the move as "humiliating" and distressing. But there’s a good reason airlines ask passengers to weigh in: the laws of physics are unforgiving.

According to aviation regulations, an aircraft cannot take off if its total mass exceeds the certified Maximum Takeoff Mass specified by the manufacturer.

Continue Reading

Driving Greater Efficiency in European Air Travel (IATA)

European Commission Greenlights Korean Air and Asiana Airlines Merger with Conditions (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

This Chinese Airlines Becomes the First in the World to Give AR In-Flight Entertainment to Passengers (TIMES OF INDIA)

Here’s Why Thousands of Flight Attendants Are Threatening to Strike (FORBES)


Airbnb Plans to Use AI, Including Its GamePlanner Acquisition, to Create the ‘Ultimate Concierge’ (TECH CRUNCH)


The New Normal: Travel Companies Temper Expectations for 2024 (REUTERS)

Interview: Mark Cuschieri, Board President, GBTA (BTN EUROPE, GBTA FEATURED)

Altour Forecasts Rising but Stabilising Travel Prices (BTN EUROPE)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA Foundation
Join the Journey!

We believe business travel can be a force for good in the world, and the GBTA Foundation is working with industry partners, governments, experts, and other like-minded non-profit organizations to help drive positive change for People and the Planet. We’re excited to have just launched The Journey, our all-new online newsletter, to keep you informed on our path forward into 2024 and beyond. Read it now.

Subscribe today for updates into what the Foundation is doing to advance sustainability, inclusion, and equity in business travel. You’ll also get quick links to timely Foundation tools and reports, as well as business travel industry content relating to climate action and workforce.

Subscribe Now


Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Australia - Strike extended by Network Aviation and QantasLink pilots in Western Australia, Australia, until Feb. 19. Reconfirm flights.

Germany - German public transport workers to strike nationwide, Feb. 15. Plan for major disruptions to bus, tram, metro networks.

Germany - Increased security, transport disruptions, and protests likely in Munich, Germany, Feb. 16-18 during annual security conference.

United States - US app-based ride-sharing and food delivery drivers to strike nationwide Feb. 14. Rallies planned outside multiple airports.

More Information

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

View More Events

Registration for our Sustainable Travel Course closes in one week! Act now to:

✅ Build a sustainable foundation
✅ Understand emissions-reducing technologies
✅ Measure and track travel emissions
✅ and more!

Time is running out. Secure your spot now

View Post

GBTA Career Spotlight
Is Your Company Hiring?

Use the GBTA Career Center to post your business travel job openings and access thousands of qualified industry professionals looking to make their next career move.

Get Started
Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn  Youtube  GBTA Blog

Was this email forwarded to you? Please sign up to receive GBTA emails.
Not a member? Join today.

Advertise | Post a Job. | How can GBTA help solve your industry challenges?


Global Business Travel Association
107 S West St., Suite 762, Alexandria, VA 22314
tel: +1 703 684 0836 | web:

Copyright © 2024, All rights reserved.
Update your GBTA email preferences