June 20, 2023

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Rise of the "Rail Warriors": Supporting Low-Carbon Business Travel Gives Businesses an Advantage in the Talent War

UK businesses that fail to offer and encourage low-carbon business travel risk losing out on top candidates, according to new data from Trainline Partner Solutions (TPS). A survey of UK business travellers highlighted the importance of factoring sustainability into business travel policies, with over half (53%) of respondents stating they’d prioritise a firm that supported low-carbon travel over a competitor that did not. Almost half (44%) also fear failing to offer lower carbon travel options will negatively impact their current company’s ability to hire and retain staff in a competitive talent market.

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Leave the Sweatpants at Home. Why We Need a Dress Code for Flying. (USA TODAY)

How Embedded Protection Can Benefit Customers and Provide Additional Revenue for Travel Providers (TRAVEL DAILY MEDIA)

Air France Opens Refurbished San Francisco Lounge (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)


Hotel CEOs on Summer Rates, Recession Risks and How AI Can Affect Future Travel (THE POINTS GUY)


Travel Sector Needs Rethink to Hit Eco-Targets, Says Report (CNN)

The Power of an "Ecosystem Approach" in Hospitality (PHOCUSWIRE)


Mastercard: Business Travel Bounces Back (TTR WEEKLY)

Bleisure Travel Is on the Rise: Is Combining Business and Leisure a Good Idea? (FIRSTPOST, FEATURES GBTA)

The Cost-of-Living Crisis Won’t Kill the Business Travel Sector (HOSPITALITY NET, FEATURES GBTA)

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Royal Jordanian
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Booth 1121
Sabre Business
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New York
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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Dominican Republic: Metro workers to launch an indefinite strike in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, starting June 20. Transport disruptions likely.

India - Industry body plans shutdown strike in Karnataka State, India, June 22 over electricity price hike. Protests, disruptions possible.

South Africa - Disruptions due to flooding ongoing in Western Cape Province, South Africa, as of early June 20. Further adverse weather forecast.

United States - High temperatures forecast across parts of the south and southeast US through at least June 23. Transport and power disruptions possible.

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