March 22, 2023

News to Know

Airlines Turn to Orchestration as Consumer Payments Preferences Multiply

As talk in payments circles turns more and more to localization and alternative payment methods (APMs), smart routing and payments orchestration is stepping up as a solution to the soft declines and complex billing issues that attend air travel, especially international.

To that end, London-based FinTech CellPoint recently announced its latest airline deal, this time with Icelandair, as more carriers seek to simplify the tangle of familiar card schemes, APMs, and mushrooming local payment methods for efficiency and savings.

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TSA PreCheck Members Reach 15 Million Milestone (BUSINESS TRAVEL NOW)

Cirium Launches First Satellite-Based Flight Tracking Tool for Airlines (TRAVEL TOMORROW)

Southwest Airlines Brings Prism to Corporate Travel Managers and Travel Management Companies (PR NEWSWIRE)


STR: February U.S. Hotel Rates and Occupancy Climb (HOSPITALITY TODAY)


GlobalStar Taps Trees4Travel Carbon Management Tech (BTN)

Sustainable Milestone: Emirates Recycled Over 500,000 kg of Plastic, Glass in One Year (TRIBUNE WIRED)


UK Rail Workers Accept New Pay Offer from Network Rail (BTN EUROPE)

The World’s Most Expensive Cities for Business Travel Are… (INDIAN EXPRESS)

Americans Can't Get Enough of Europe (HOSPITALITY TODAY)

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GBTA Conference 2023 – Hamburg in Partnership with VDR
Justify your Attendance Registration is Opening Soon

Registration is opening soon for GBTA Conference 2023 – Hamburg in Partnership with VDR. This year’s event will feature even more of the rich educational content on the industry’s most pressing topics that our attendees have come to expect. Take the next step in your career by engaging with your peers and learning from the world’s best and brightest industry experts.

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GBTA Sustainability Summit
Build a Greener Future for Business Travel

June 13 | Washington, D.C.

The GBTA Foundation invites you to the 2nd global Sustainability Summit on building a greener future for business travel. Join us for this must-attend event that brings together experts, industry, and policy leaders to outline concrete solutions. The early bird discount ends on March 30.

Save up to 70% when you bundle your registration with the GBTA Legislative Summit.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Canada - Adverse winter weather forecast across the north-central US and south-central Canada through March 22. Hazardous travel conditions likely.

Germany - Unionized public transport workers extend strike in North Rhine-Westphalia and Hesse, Germany, March 21-22. Travel disruptions ongoing.

India - Officials in India continue increased security measures across Punjab State and extend internet and SMS service restrictions in some areas.

United Kingdom - Unionized security staff at London Heathrow Airport, UK, to strike March 31-April 9; airport and flight disruptions likely.

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GBTA Convention 2023 – it’s the place to be, taking place at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas.

It’s the place where community, learning and advocacy and more all come together for the global business travel industry.

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