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February 23, 2024

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Good for Business: Why More Airlines Should Embrace Free WiFi

The passenger experience is among the most important factors considered when an individual decides which carrier to fly on, a factor that is strongly tied to the amenities offered onboard the aircraft. The most basic way to realize this concept is by examining the dichotomy between budget airlines and full-service network carriers.

In the event that tickets are identical in price between, say, New York and Fort Lauderdale on Spirit Airlines and United, passengers will almost always choose to fly the legacy carrier. The passenger experience of having more legroom, free snacks and drinks, and other amenities will naturally motivate this choice.

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American Airlines Becomes first US Carrier to Offer Nonstop Flights Between New York and Tokyo (TRAVEL TOMORROW)

You Can Now Complete Your Global Entry Interview Before a Departing Flight at Dulles (USA TODAY)

Well Connected: The 5 Best Airlines For International Travel (SIMPLE FLYING)

The World's Best and Worst Airports, According to Business Travellers (DIGG)


Hyatt to Expand All-Inclusive Portfolio in Mexico (4HOTELIERS)


The Biden Administration’s Bet on Sustainable Aviation Fuel (MARKETPLACE)


Study: How AI Boosts Digital Advertising and Direct Bookings (PHOCUSWIRE)

Four Business Travel Trends and Forecasts Impacting Events in 2024 (EVENT MARKETER, GBTA FEATURED)

Guest Post: Putting Rail at the Top of SME Agendas (TRAVOLUTION, GBTA FEATURED)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA Europe Advocacy Newsletter
February 2024

GBTA has released the latest edition of the GBTA Europe Advocacy Newsletter. Designed to keep you up to date with what’s happening in relation to business travel in Brussels, the newsletter gives an update on how GBTA is advocating on behalf of members. This month, the newsletter includes outcomes from recent meetings with members of the European Commission, plus updates on the Net-Zero Industry Act, Sustainability Reporting Standards, Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive, Green Claims and more.

Read all the details here in the February GBTA Europe Advocacy newsletter.


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

Australia - TC Lincoln tracking southwest near Western Australia early Feb. 22. Landfall over far western Western Australia, Australia, early Feb. 24.

Bolivia - Unionized public transport workers start indefinite strike in Oruro Feb. 21; protests ongoing.

Germany - Civil society groups to continue protests across Germany through late February. Increased security, transport disruptions likely.

South Korea - Adverse winter weather forecast across much of northern South Korea through at least Feb. 22. Hazardous travel conditions 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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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...

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