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March 12, 2024

News to Know

Why Flying Is Still Safe Despite
High-Profile Problems


Despite a string of high-profile flight mishaps on United Airlines flights in recent days, commercial air travel is still very safe, experts say.

"Planes that we fly on today, they're safer than they've ever been," says Anthony Brickhouse, a professor of aerospace safety at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla.

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ITA Airways and Aeromexico Agree Codeshare Deal (BTN EUROPE)

Vietnam Airlines Set to Serve Munich Airport for the First Time (AVIATION SOURCE NEWS)

Ukraine Begins Negotiations to Resume International Flights (AIRWAYS MAG)

Adani Group to Invest $7.25 Billion in Airports – India Report (SKIFT)


Sustainable Aviation Makes SAF Plea to Next UK Government (BTN EUROPE)

4 Tangible Ways Companies Are Reducing Air Travel and Cutting Emissions (FAST COMPANY)


AI-Powered Chatbots and Searches Punch Travel Industry’s Ticket (PYMNTS)

Amadeus Procure Voxel, Unleashing a New Era for Business Travel Payments (TRAVEL AND TOUR WORLD)

Courting Customers: Leading Travel Companies Embrace Tech to Hyper-Personalize Experiences (US CHAMBER)

GBTA Foresees India Among Top 10 Global Business Travel Markets; Plans Chapter Opening by 2024 (TRAVEL BIZ MONITOR)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA APAC Network News - March 2024

GBTA have released the latest edition of the GBTA APAC Network News. The newsletter is a quarterly edition highlighting news and events in the Asia Pacific region, including information on the upcoming GBTA APAC Conference 2024 - Singapore taking place May 14-15, a word from the Chair of the GBTA APAC Advisory Board, information on the benefits you can access with GBTA membership and upcoming events, and much more!

Read all the details here in the March GBTA APAC Network News.


GBTA Member Satisfaction Survey
Calling all GBTA Members. Have You Taken the GBTA Member Survey Yet?

Deadline: Today, March 12, 11:59 PM

Let us know what you find valuable and what you need most from your membership. It takes just 5 minutes to complete, and your feedback is crucial in guiding our efforts to enhance membership benefits, advocate for the industry, and so much more. Don't wait, the survey will only be open for a few more days!

GBTA Members can find the survey here.


Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Australia - Network Aviation and QantasLink pilots likely to continue to strike in Western Australia, Australia, through late-March. Reconfirm flights.

Bolivia - Disruptions due to flooding ongoing across much of Bolivia as of March 11. Authorities declare state of emergency in La Paz.

Canada - Adverse winter weather forecast across parts of southeastern Canada through March 12. Hazardous travel conditions likely.

India - India-based Vistara will experience flight disruptions until mid-March. Reconfirm flight availability.

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June 10 - 12

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