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February 29, 2024

News to Know

Should HR Call the Shots on Business Travel?

Business travel is a make-or-break issue for employees. A dream trip can inspire loyalty; a crammed business calendar of red-eye flights might send talent packing.

But companies can flip the script by letting HR steer their travel programmes. The result? Happier, more productive travellers who feel valued by their employer.

According to a Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) report in 2023, 79% of business travellers say on-the-go experiences directly impact their job satisfaction and devotion to the company. So, with retention more critical than ever, smart firms are sprucing up travel policies to excite rather than alienate employees.

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50% YoY Growth: Asia-Pacific Airlines Carry 27 Million International Passengers In January (SIMPLE FLYING)

IATA: 2023 Was the Safest Year for Flying (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Huge Increase: IAG Sees Profits More Than Double to $3.8 Billion with 23% Transatlantic Growth (SIMPLE FLYING)

Major U.S. Airline Changes a Popular Way Many Passengers Fly (DCOURIER)

At a Growing List Of Airports, TSA PreCheck Travelers No Longer Have To Show Physical IDs or Boarding Passes (NBC)


Accor Seeks Luxury Growth Beyond Hotels (HOSPITALITY TODAY)


Radisson Hotel Group Targets 50% Portfolio Expansion in West and Central Africa by 2030 (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)


Sabre Releases Cloud-Based Solution for APAC Travel Agents (4HOTELIERS)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA U.S. Legislative Summit 2024
Registration Is Now Open For The GBTA U.S. Legislative Summit 2024

The 118th Congress is back in session for the final push before the 2024 elections. Congress has much work left to do. That equals unfinished work for GBTA to accomplish. Infrastructure, incentives for sustainability and removing the friction for business travel remain key priorities. That’s why your presence at GBTA’s U.S. Legislative Summit, June 10-12, in Washington, D.C., is vital to help the business travel industry accomplish our legislative agenda.

The industry and the country need you to advocate on positve change for business travel. This opportunity is for ALL business travel professionals. No advocacy experience is necessary – if you provide the passion, we’ll provide the purpose.

Register by March 31 to get our lowest rates of the year!

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Australia - Network Aviation and QantasLink pilots to strike in Western Australia, Australia, Feb. 29, March 1 and 4. Reconfirm flights.

Italy - Severe weather forecast across northwestern and southern Italy through March 1. Possible transport, business, and utility disruptions.

United Arab Emirates - Heavy rainfall and strong winds are forecast in the UAE through Feb. 29.

United States - Adverse winter weather forecast in parts of the western and northwestern US through at least March 1. Hazardous travel conditions likely.

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Upcoming Events

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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