July 5, 2023

News to Know

Why the Medium-Term Is Critical to AI Disruption

It seems there are two distinct camps when it comes to the future of Generative AI – skeptic and optimist. It’s true that in the long-term, no one knows what it will mean for humans, jobs, and industries, and that it is probably going to be the biggest tech leap of our generation. Many conversations about the future of AI talk about job losses and malicious tech. In travel we hear projections about hotels being run almost completely by software with human-like interfaces to book and explore. Maybe that is possible, but it’s quite far-off.

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Edinburgh Airport Reopens Pick-Up and Drop-Off Zone (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

This Airline Will Rent Out Clothes So You Can Travel Baggage-Free (BLOOMBERG)

SKY Express Launches ‘Bliss’, a New Business Class Experience (GTP NEWS)


Turkish Airlines Named 'Most Sustainable Flag Carrier Airline' (4HOTELIERS)

Green Economy, Security in Focus as Indonesia, Australia Leaders Meet in Sydney (WKZO)

Vueling Sees 100,000 Travelers Choose to Pay for SAF (BTN EUROPE)


Hospitality Sector Key to the Delivery of ‘S’ in ESG (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)


German Business Travellers Look to ‘Bundle’ Trips (BTN EUROPE)

The Future of the Central Business District (4HOTELIERS)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA Convention 2023
Exciting Education Awaits You in Dallas!

Join us for an incredible learning experience at GBTA Convention! Education sessions on the Small Mid-Market and Transportation & Mobility tracks are designed for small to mid-market travel programs and tackles the challenges of moving your people. Don't miss out on this opportunity to enhance your knowledge and network with fellow professionals in the business travel industry.

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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.

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GBTA Convention 2023 Exhibitors

Uber for Business
Booth 1007
uCloudlink (American) Limited
Booth 3344
Unififi Group
Booth 608
United Airlines
Booth 2231
United Airlines
Business Lounge
Booth BL-18
Unlocked Data
Booth 2138

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Argentina - Unionized metro workers plan rolling stoppages in Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 5. Plan for disruptions.

China - China to host US treasury secretary in Beijing July 6-9. Heightened security, localized transport disruptions likely.

Germany - Severe weather forecast across much of Germany July 5. Possible transport, business, and utility disruptions.

United Kingdom - Activists to demonstrate at Chinese embassy on Portland Place, London, UK, 18:00 July 5; increased security, disruptions likely.

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