July 6, 2023

News to Know

Improving Efficiency for Airlines with Weather Sensing Technology

Efficiency and safety are paramount in the fast-paced world of aviation. Weather conditions play a crucial role in flight operations, often causing delays, rerouting, and increased fuel consumption. To address these challenges, Vaisala, a leader in weather awareness technology, is harnessing the power of remote sensing to enhance weather observations and build a more sustainable future for aviation.

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When, How Will Air Travel Recover? (THE BANGKOK POST)

JetBlue Says It Will End Alliance with American to Save Spirit Merger Deal (REUTERS)

The Global Passenger Fleet Is Forecast to Almost Double by 2042 (AIRCRAFT INTERIORS INTERNATIONAL)


How Honeywell Contributes to Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Development (DIRECT INDUSTRY)


Why Automation (or Any Tech) Is Difficult to Sell to Hospitality Sector (HOSPITALITY NET)

Project Aims to Strengthen Local Supply Chains in the Hospitality Sectors in Africa (4HOTELIERS)


China Requested Japan Allow Visa Free Entry, Business Group Says (BLOOMBERG)

Business Travel Leaders Cautious on Generative AI, Tout Benefits (PHOCUSWIRE)

Europeans Hunting for Alternative Travel Choices Amid Cost Concerns (SCHENGEN VISA INFO)

Industry Spotlight

Nominate Individuals & Companies for the GBTA WINiT Awards

Nominations Close on August 25

The WINiT Awards recognize the individuals and companies driving positive change for the career mobility of women in travel-related industries. If you know someone who deserves to be recognized, now is the time to nominate them for the GBTA WINiT Awards. Acknowledge their work and tell the world how extraordinary they are for their positive impact on others. Nominations close on August 25, 2023. Award recipients will be honored at the GBTA WINiT Gala held on October 22 across several categories.

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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

US Customs and Border Protection
Booth 1040
Valencia Hotel Group
Booth 3340
Booth 2813
Vindow Inc
Booth 3243
Virgin Atlantic
Booth 1431l
Visa USA Inc
Booth 2614

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Australia - System outage prompts processing delays at airports across Australia as of the afternoon July 6. Reconfirm flights.

France - Protests following June 27 shooting significantly reduced across France; further protests possible in coming days.

Japan - Data disruptions affecting port services at Port of Nagoya, Japan, as of July 5 after suspected cyberattack; confirm shipping arrangements.

United Kingdom - Anti-immigration and anti-rascist groups plan demonstrations in Lincoln, UK, July 8. Increased security, localized disruptions likely.

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Upcoming Events

How to Reduce the Complexity of Global Travel Programs
Jul 26
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

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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Join us at GBTA Convention 2023, this August 13-15, for Industry Insights on Sustainability Main Stage panel! We are putting a spotlight on how corporate sustainability and social impact are at the heart of many CEOs' business visions and practices today. This topic holds existential relevance for the business travel industry...

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