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April 5, 2024

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IATA's Walsh Optimistic About Airline Prospects in 2024

The lingering COVID-19 cloud that has hung over global aviation for so long now seems to be a thing of the past, at least as far as global passenger traffic is concerned. In February 2024, the world's airlines fully recovered to pre-pandemic passenger numbers, surpassing the 2019 threshold by 5.7%.

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Delayed End to Liquid Rule Risks 'Significant' Disruption, Trade Warned (TTG MEDIA)

Viral Free Flight Tickets’ Offers from Airlines Are Phishing Scams (ICIR NIGERIA)

Turkish Airlines Outlines Ambitious Fleet Growth for 2024 (AVIATION WEEK)


Hilton to Develop up to 100 NoMad Hotels Following Sydell Group Acquisition (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

IHG Grows Voco Brand in South Korea (4HOTELIERS)


Why Your Business Needs an ESG Controller (SUSTAINABILITY MAG)


Australians Lead the World in Business-Leisure Trips (AFR)

Amadeus Acquires Voxel (GLOBAL DATA)

American Express Introduces Enhanced Metal Corporate Platinum Card, Elevating Business Travel and Rewards (PR NEWSWIRE)

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GBTA Canada Conference 2024 | Toronto
Are You Ready for the Big Night Out?
On Your Mark, Get Set, GO!

Tuesday, April 23 | 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Every four years those global summer games come around again, and this year, GBTA is getting into the spirit!

We’ll be transforming the Victory Ballroom at Hotel X into the Athlete’s Village for a night of friendly competition. And when you’ve had your fill of fun and games, dive into delicious food and drinks, then take it to the dance floor with our live DJ keeping the party going until late!

Don’t forget to show off your champion’s spirit too! Dress like your favorite athlete or rock the colors of your national flag to support the international celebration. Make some new connections and break some world records at this year’s Big Night Out. Don’t miss out on this iconic event and so much more, register for GBTA Canada Conference | Toronto!

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Asia - Rallies almost certain in parts of Asia-Pacific April 5 in observance of annual Quds Day. Increased security, counterprotests likely.

Canada, Mexico and United States - Total solar eclipse likely to cause transport and business disruptions in parts of Mexico, the US, and Canada, April 8.

Greece - Unionized air traffic control personnel to strike across Greece from 08:00-12:00 April 9. Air travel disruptions likely.

Japan and Taiwan - Emergency response continues after magnitude-7.4 earthquake in Hualien County, Taiwan, at 07:58 April 3. Fatalities, disruptions reported.

United Kingdom - Cancelations, delays, diversions impact trains between London and Heathrow Airport, UK, April 5 following derailment; confirm rail services.

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