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May 22, 2024

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Business Travel Resurgence: Major U.S. Airlines Report Healthy Bookings

End the Zoom call and pack your garment bag: business travel is making a surprise comeback, with major U.S. airlines reporting healthy upticks in corporate bookings this year.

Many obituaries for the $1 trillion business travel market were written during the coronavirus crisis and its aftermath, as travel shutdowns and social distancing normalized digital client meetings and work-from-home arrangements. No less a person than Bill Gates forecasted in November 2020 that up to half of corporate travel would completely disappear.

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UK Government Warned About Travel ‘Chaos’ During ETA Rollout (BTN EUROPE)

Pushing to Make Early Check-Ins More Than Just a Free Perk (PHOCUSWIRE)

What Is Flight Turbulence and Why Does It Happen? (BBC)


Hotels Respond to Surge in Incentive Travel (COSTAR)


How Will the Energy Transition Impact the Aviation Industry? (MARSH)

How Sustainable Is Your Mobility Programme? (RELOCATE MAGAZINE)


Breaking Down Business Travel Costs to Beat 'The Great Exhaustion' (HOTEL NEWS RESOURCE)

Amex Teams With Emburse to Offer Virtual Card Issuance (PYMNTS)

Will Zero-Party Data Restore Consumers’ Trust n Brand Value? (MM+M)

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GBTA Foundation
The GBTA Foundation: Advancing a Bright Future for Global Business Travel

As the cause-driven arm of GBTA, the GBTA Foundation's potential is vast. Addressing People and Planet priorities within business travel, the Foundation has made great strides to foster collective action and radical collaboration in 2023. Check out the GBTA Foundation 2023 Progress Report to learn what they accomplished last year to further solidify the business travel ecosystem as a force for good, and what’s ahead for 2024 and beyond. Download now.


Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

India - Increased security likely in Chhapra, Saran District, India, after clashes on May 21. Casualties and internet disruptions reported.

Italy - Air Dolomiti and Wizz Air staff to strike across Italy, ground staff to strike at several airports May 28. Air travel disruptions likely.

United Kingdom - Unionized Border Force staff to strike at Heathrow Airport in London, UK, May 31-June 2. International air travel disruptions likely.

United States - Poor air quality possible across the northern and eastern US due to Canadian wildfire smoke through September. Follow any directives issued.

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GBTA U.S. Legislative Summit 2024
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GBTA Annual Business Meeting
June 26

GBTA Convention 2024
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GBTA +VDR Conference 2024 in Partnership with the Nordic Business Travel Associations | Copenhagen
November 4 - 6

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GBTA’s head of Government Affairs, Shane Downey, took part in a press conference yesterday at LaGuardia Airport in New York hosted by the Transportation Security Administration featuring TSA Administrator David Pekoske and other guest speakers on preparations for the busiest U.S. summer travel season ever...

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