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March 7, 2024

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5 Interesting Air Travel Insights & Trends That Will Define the Industry in 2024

In recent years, commercial air travel has seen its fair share of turbulence, pun not intended. The global pandemic left the aviation industry wondering if commercial air travel would ever return to its former glory. Fortunately, almost four years later, the aviation industry is prospering like never before. Significant developments are happening regarding passenger growth, fleet modernization, sustainable infrastructures, etc.

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Ryanair Signs Deal With Corporate Travel Distributor Kyte (BTN EUROPE)

Helsinki Airport Named Europe's Top Destination for Business Travelers (HELSINKI TIMES)

UK Lifts Business Class ‘Flight Tax’ to $430 (EXECUTIVE TRAVELLER)


2024's Most Influential Women in Travel (TRAVEL PULSE)

Traveling for Work as a Woman Is Less Safe Than Traveling as a Man, Say North American Business Travellers (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

ITB Berlin – Travel Market Set for Growth Again (ITB)

Bleisure Travel Market Rewriting Long Term Growth Story (NEWSTRAIL)

Lisbon Voted Europe’s Best MICE Destination for the First Time (BREAKING TRAVEL NEWS)

Industry Spotlight

Accepting Applications for Fourth Cohort of GBTA WINiT 1:1 Mentoring

Application Deadline: April 12

GBTA WINiT 1:1 Mentoring is a six-month program that connects emerging business travel professionals with accomplished leaders from travel-related job roles for career guidance and support. This virtual mentorship program is global, and we’re now accepting applications for both mentors and mentees.

Whether you're a mentor or mentee, this is a rewarding experience where you can build a lasting industry connection – apply by April 12.

Interested in becoming a WINiT Mentor?

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Austria - Austrian Airlines cancel flights and forecasts disruptions on March 8. Reconfirm flights.

Germany - Various types of strike action are set to impact air travel services nationwide in Germany March 6-9. Reconfirm all flights.

South Africa - Minibus taxi strike reportedly disrupting morning commute in areas of Ekurhuleni (East Rand), Gauteng, South Africa as of early March 7

Thailand - Severe weather forecast across northern and central Thailand through March 10. Transport, business, and utility disruptions possible.

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