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February 21, 2024

GBTA Podcast

Travel Management in the Age of AI


In 2023, AI took a prominent role in the tech landscape. This shift had significant implications for companies using managed travel solutions. At the corporate level, AI influenced insights and policies, while travel managers and employees benefited from streamlined experiences. In this episode, Vineet Taneja, VP Product Management with Brex, explores Brex's use of AI in travel and expense management. Looking forward, the discussion highlights AI's role in FinTech, emphasizing security and privacy.

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American Airlines Is Increasing Checked Baggage Fees. Here's How Other Airlines Stack Up (CBS NEWS)

STARLUX Airlines Bolsters Fleet with Purchase of Five A350F Freighters and Three A330neo Aircraft (TRAVEL AND TOUR WORLD)

The UK Will Regain Passenger Boeing 747 Flights With Korean Air Return (SIMPLE FLYING)


2023 Was a Big Year for the Hotel Industry. Has Its Recovery Peaked? (NPR MARKETPLACE, GBTA FEATURED)

Upper Upscale Projects in Europe’s Hotel Construction Pipeline Reach Record-Highs at Q4 (LODGING ECONOMETRICS)

IHG Forecasts Loyalty and Hotel Pipeline Growth (YAHOO!)


Airbus and TotalEnergies Sign SAF Partnership (BIOFUELS NEWS)


Tumodo Accelerates Business Travel Transformation in Saudi Arabia (ZAWYA)

GlobalStar Adds Belgium Partner in Network Expansion (BTN EUROPE)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA Convention 2024
Keynote Speaker for GBTA Convention 2024 Announced

Meet Dr. Bertrand Piccard, Initiator and Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation.

Dr. Bertrand Piccard is a modern-day pioneer in aviation exploration and innovation – first with his 1999 record-breaking, around-the-world balloon journey, and then with his 2016 first-ever global circumnavigation in a solar-powered electric airplane. This session draws inspiration from Dr. Piccard’s incredible experiences and connects them to the human ingenuity needed to solve looming climate-related challenges in our industry and beyond.

Register today for this keynote and much more before rates increase on March 31 at 11:59 PM ET!



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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Argentina - Unionized rail workers to stage a 24-hour strike in Argentina on Feb. 21 to demand salary increases.

China - Adverse winter weather forecast across much of China through at least Feb. 23. Hazardous travel conditions likely.

South Korea - Heavy snowfall forecast across parts of northeastern South Korea through at least Feb. 23. Hazardous travel conditions likely.

United Kingdom - Climate activists plan multiple protests in central London, UK, Feb. 27-29. Heightened security, traffic disruptions likely.

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