June 26, 2023

News to Know

An Upcoming 5G Deadline Could Cause Airline Delays Starting July 1st

US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said Friday there may be some airline delays or cancellations starting July 1st if the last remaining passenger jets haven’t upgraded their altimeters to deal with 5G interference, per a report from The Wall Street Journal. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) maintains that 5G C-band signals could interfere with radio wave emitters passenger jets use to measure how far they are from the ground, which pilots rely on when landing with low visibility.

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How & Why Have Ancillary Purchases Increased in Importance for Airlines & Their Passengers? (SIMPLE FLYING)

The Budding IndiGo-Tata Airlines Duopoly and What It Could Mean For Consumers (INDIAN EXPRESS)


How Can Travel Companies Avoid the Reputational Risks Associated with Attempting to Become Sustainable? (TRAVEL DAILY MEDIA)

Asia Plays Catch-Up in Race for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (NIKKEI)


Hyatt Unveils a New Extended-Stay Brand (4HOTELIERS)

CWT Partners with Spotnana for Travel Management Platform (PHOCUSWIRE)

More People from India Are Traveling Abroad, Particularly to the US (REUTERS)

Industry Spotlight


GBTA APAC Conference 2023
Main Stage Themes Announced

The Main Stage Sessions are now confirmed, featuring panel discussions on "New Horizons: New Frontiers" and a discussion on "How to Harness the Power of Innovation".

Don't miss out on this opportunity for business travel and meetings management professionals to gather, innovate, and learn.

Register now to secure your spot and save with our Best Available Rates before June 29th.

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Global Elections
Board of Directors Candidate Forum 2023

Thursday, June 29
11:00 EDT | 17:00 CEST

We invite you to educate yourself on the candidates running for the GBTA Board of Directors and register for the Global Candidate Forum on June 29 at 11:00 AM EDT. The GBTA Board of Directors play a critical role in shaping our industry and the path for the association. The following seats are up for election:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • One (1) Director-at-Large (Direct Member)
  • One (1) Regional Director – Canada (Direct Member)
  • One (1) Director-at-Large (Allied Member)

Not a GBTA Member? Become one today and be in time to vote! We thank you in advance for your participation in shaping the future of GBTA.

GBTA Convention 2023 Exhibitors

Booth 611
Booth 2037
Booth 2812
STR Inc.
Booth 609
Summit Hotel
Booth 615
Booth 1107

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Indonesia - Increased security measures likely in Papua and West Papua regions, Indonesia, for July 1 separatist anniversary. Rallies possible.

Philippines - Flight disruptions to occur at Cotabato Airport, Philippines, until at least Aug. 18 after officials close runway June 22.

Russia - Officials likely to maintain heightened security in Moscow and other parts of western Russia over short term despite June 24 agreement.

Switzerland - Workers at Geneva Airport, Switzerland, threaten to strike on June 29. Reconfirm all flights before departure.

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Upcoming Events

Board of Directors Candidate Forum 2023
June 29
11:00 EDT | 17:00 CEST

GBTA Convention 2023
Aug 13 - 15

GBTA APAC Conference 2023 - Singapore
September 19 - 20

GBTA + VDR Europe Conference 2023 – Hamburg
November 14 - 16

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The GBTA Foundation is thrilled to release The State of Climate Action in Business Travel, a new Global Industry Barometer that provides a pulse on the uptake of sustainability in the industry.

See what’s happening, what’s waning, and what’s to come.

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