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February 26, 2024

News to Know

Remote Work Isn't Killing Business Travel – It's Transforming It

During pandemic-era lockdowns, companies were forced to find virtual alternatives to once-essential business trips. As video calls became standard, technology provided a reasonable stand in for face-to-face client meetings.

When the world reopened again, many leaders realised that much of their pre-pandemic business travel was no longer necessary or financially sensible. Why pay the expense, when Zoom calls now got the job done, and in many cases were safer than in-person interaction?

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Chicago–Midway Ranked Best US Airport For Business Travel (SIMPLE FLYING)

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

Why Brisbane Is Becoming Increasingly Popular for US Airlines (SIMPLE FLYING)

US Airlines Increase Checked Baggage Fees; Here Is Why & How Much More It Will Cost You (HINDUSTAN TIMES)


IHG' Newest Midscale Conversion Brand Announces New Openings (4HOTELIERS)


Travelogix and Travel Counsellors Forge Data-Driven Partnership to Revolutionize Business Travel (BNN BREAKING)

Who’s Using Generative AI in travel - And for What? (PHOCUSWIRE) Group Sees Significant Bookings Uplift Across OTA Platform (PHOCUSWIRE)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA Europe
Advocating for Passenger Rights in the EU

Last week, Ben Park, Chair of the GBTA Europe Advisory Board, met with Vice President of the European Parliament Jan-Christoph Oetjen (Renew Europe, Germany) as part of a group of stakeholders to discuss the European Commission’s proposals to review the EU’s Passenger Rights framework. Read more here.


Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Canada - Canada-based Lynx Air to cease flight operations effective Feb. 26. Reconfirm flight reservations; consider alternative travel arrangements.

Canada and United States - Pro-Palestinian activists likely to rally in cities across US and Canada through at least late February. Disruptions likely.

France - Unionized taxi drivers to strike and protest in Nimes, France, from 06:30 Feb. 26. Travel disruptions almost certain.

Spain - As of Feb. 22, unionized rail workers called off industrial action across Spain scheduled for March

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