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May 10, 2024

News to Know

Regulations Could Be Coming to Airline Credit Card Reward Programs

Credit cards that offer airline rewards could be subject to new transparency rules, following a public hearing Thursday co-hosted by the Department of Transportation and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

The agencies are investigating whether airline credit cards are following through on the offers they promise or engaging in bait-and-switch tactics.

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Why International Airlines Want A Piece of Air India’s Chatbot Technology (CAMPAIGN)

British Airways Owner IAG Sees Profits Soar as Fuel Costs Cool (IRISH NEWS)

Did You Make Your Connecting Flight? You May Have A.I. to Thank. (THE NEW YORK TIMES, MAY REQUIRE SUBSCRIPTION)


Hyatt Signals Strength in Business Travel, Loyalty, and All-Inclusives (YAHOO!)

Airbnb Posts Biggest Decline in a Year on Weak Travel Outlook (BLOOMBERG)


German Corporates Embrace New D-Ticket to Push Sustainable Mobility (BTN EUROPE)


U-Save Signs On Franchisee at Houston Airport (AUTO RENTAL NEWS)

York Car Rental Expands Presence in California and Texas (AUTO RENTAL NEWS)


Tripadvisor Rules Out a Merger for Now (YAHOO!)

Data Privacy Tops Travel Managers’ AI Concerns (BREAKING TRAVEL NEWS)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA Europe Webinar
An Insider View on the European Elections.
What Does It Mean for Business Travel?

June 13 2024
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (CET)

The EU elections are coming, June 6-9. Join GBTA and its European Public Affairs team, Grayling Public Affairs on June 13, to learn about the results and the impact the new Parliament will have on the European Commission’s and Council’s ability to make foreign policy choices, most notably in implementing the next phase of the European Green Deal.

  • Charles Feld, Director of the EU Energy, Environment and Transport Practice, Grayling
  • Jose Arroyo, Senior Consultant, EU Public Affairs, Grayling
  • Charles Patterson, Senior Manager European Public Affairs, Grayling
  • Catherine Logan, Regional SVP - EMEA and APAC, GBTA


Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Australia - Severe weather forecast across NSW, Australia, through May 12. Flooding and disruptions possible, particularly in southern coastal areas.

India - Heightened security likely in Poonch and Rajouri districts, India, through at least mid-May amid security operation. Exercise caution.

Madagascar - Rallies, protests, tight security likely in Madagascar through May 29 parliamentary elections. Business and transport disruptions possible.

United States - Severe weather forecast across parts of the southern and southeastern US through May 11. Tornadoes and associated disruptions possible.

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