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June 28, 2024

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These Are the Best Airlines in the World to Fly in Business Class, According to Travelers

Business-class offerings from Asian and Middle Eastern airlines took the top six spots in the Skytrax rankings which are compiled using feedback from over 350 airlines from travelers representing over 100 countries.

Here's a closer look at airlines with this year's 10 best business-class offerings in the world, according to Skytrax.

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This Flight Suddenly Dropped 26,000 Feet, Injuring 17 Passengers in Latest Boeing Incident (USA TODAY)

Airlines Add Transpac Capacity as Flood of Ecommerce Traffic Continues (THE LOAD STAR)

Here's What It's Like to Fly on the Busiest Travel Day of the Year (So Far) (USA TODAY)

Asia-Pacific Airlines Growing But Profits Under Pressure (SIMPLE FLYING)

Boeing Wants You to Feel Safe on Its Planes. It's Working to Fix Safety in Its Factories. (USA TODAY)


Samsung Is Helping to Bring Airplay to More Hotel Rooms — What We Know

London Hotel Prices Feeling the Impact of Additional Supply in Certain Areas


KAYAK for Business Upgrades its Offering for Small & Mid-Size Business' (STOCK TITAN)

First in Service Commences UK Operations (BTN EUROPE)

Industry Spotlight

Introducing the Inclusion & Culture Library on the GBTA Hub

The Inclusion & Culture Committee is delighted to announce that the Inclusion & Culture Library is now live on the GBTA Hub.

The Inclusion & Culture Library serves as a comprehensive resource hub, addressing all facets of Inclusion & Culture topics. Our primary goal is to cultivate an inclusive environment where everyone, regardless of their circumstances, feels valued and respected. This toolkit has been meticulously designed to provide you with a valuable reference point, offering insights, strategies, and resources to advance Inclusion & Culture initiatives within your organization.

Find the Inclusion & Culture Library here.


Let’s Recognize the Women Leaders in Business Travel: GBTA WINiT Award Nominations Open

Do you know an impactful female leader in business travel? Recognize her accomplishments by nominating her for the GBTA WINiT Awards, which celebrate women leaders who achieve, inspire, and motivate. Acknowledging talent encourages further excellence, so we want to hear from you – submit your nominations by August 30, 2024.

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GBTA Convention 2024 Exhibitors



CLC Lodging 3661
Club Quarters 3444
Conferma 4437
Copa Airlines 3749
CoralTree Hospitality HP-4
Cornerstone Information Systems


Corporate Travel Management (CTM) 2840
Corporate Traveler 3007
Crescent Hotels & Resorts 3941
Crisis24 3149
Cvent 2123
Cvent - Business Lounge BL-7

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Canada - WestJet technicians cancel strike planned across Canada starting June 28. Residual flight disruptions likely. Reconfirm all flights.

France - Aviation workers, including ATC personnel, extend strike warning across France until July 6. Sporadic air travel disruptions possible.

India - Flights remain suspended at Terminal 1 of Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, India, June 28 due to roof collapse.

Peru - Authorities lift tsunami warning after magnitude-7.2 offshore earthquake near Atiquipa, Peru, at around 00:36 June 28.

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Upcoming Events

The Fundamentals of Strategic Meetings Management™
July 20 - 21

Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management™
July 20

Global Leadership Professional (GLP) Capstone Kickoff
July 20

Sustainable Travel Management
July 21

GBTA Convention 2024
July 22 - 24

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

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Dr. Bertrand Piccard is no stranger to what it takes to be an innovator.

In 1999 he broke records with his around-the-world balloon journey and then in 2016 he dazzled the world with the first-ever global circumnavigation in a solar-powered electric airplane.

And he’s coming to the GBTA Convention 2024 Main Stage Wednesday, July 24th to share how daring to take risks and pull from human ingenuity to revolutionize how we think about sustainability, innovation, and human psychology in Keynote: Looking To the Future in Sustainability and Innovation...

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