June 30, 2023

News to Know

Hotel Tech, Marketing Experts Say Industry Must Take a 'Quantum Leap' in Innovation

The need for innovation was top of mind for experts in both hotel industry marketing and technology during the first full day of both the 2023 HITEC conference and HSMAI's Marketing Strategy Conference.

Across the board, hoteliers and industry experts suggested that the status quo will no longer be good enough and industry players that can invest in the next generation of hospitality, from big brands to smaller vendors, can and must do so for everyone to thrive.

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Flying Back to South Africa: Major Airlines Including Cathay & Ethiopian to Increase Service (SIMPLE FLYING)


New Hotel Tech: Room Service Robots and Holograms (SKIFT)

TripStax Adds Hotel Module to Its Tech Stack (THE BUSINESS TRAVEL MAGAZINE)


Carbon Emissions from UK Rail Travel Lower Than Previously Thought (THE GUARDIAN)

Alcohol-to-Jet Fuel Market Forecast: Promising Growth and Development 2023-2035 (DIGITAL JOURNAL)

Sustainability Shift – Two Airports Combine to Aid Introduction of Hydrogen and Electric Aircraft (CENTRE FOR AVIATION)


Troop Sees 'Surge' in Smaller Internal Meetings (BTN EUROPE)

UK Says India Trade Talks Discussing Business Travel, Not Broader Immigration (REUTERS)

Despite AI Buzz, Search Engines Are Still King for Travel Planning (MORNING CONSULT)

ITM Distribution Taskforce Calls for Greater NDC Transparency (BTN EUROPE)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA Convention 2023
Exciting Education Awaits You in Dallas!

Our DEI education track highlights cutting-edge courses on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategies in the business travel industry. Don't miss out on this opportunity to enhance your knowledge and network with fellow business travel professionals, while promoting a more inclusive and diverse future.

Learn more about education at GBTA Convention to champion DEI, foster diversity, and drive inclusion in the world of business travel.


GBTA Annual Business Meeting

Tuesday, July 25
11:00 EDT | 17:00 CEST

Join GBTA leaders for a review of the state of the association, key milestones and what's ahead at the Global Business Travel Association’s 2023 Annual Business Meeting, to be held virtually on Thursday, July 25 - 11:00 EDT | 17:00 CEST. (As required by New York State law, this serves as a notification for GBTA members.)


GBTA Convention 2023 Exhibitors

Booth 1445
Booth 2609
Booth 1101
Booth 3318
Development Corp.
Booth 3245
Travel, Inc.
Booth 3319

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Australia - Severe weather disrupting domestic flights at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, New South Wales, Australia, June 30. Confirm flights.

France - Protests, associated violence over June 27 police-involved shooting likely to continue across France through at least early July.

Philippines - Increased volcanic activity ongoing at Mayon Volcano in Albay Province, Philippines, as of June 30. Evacuations expanding.

Switzerland - Security workers at Geneva Airport, Switzerland, plan to strike on June 30. Reconfirm all flights before departure.

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Upcoming Events

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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