July 12, 2023

News to Know

IATA Accelerates Aviation’s Transition to Net-Zero 2050

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced an international industry-academia partnership with the Aviation Impact Accelerator (AIA) based at the University of Cambridge, aiming to accelerate the aviation sector’s transition to net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050.

The two organizations will assess the financial implications of reaching aviation’s 2050 net-zero CO2 goal. Building upon existing work, this collaboration will support the development of scenario-based tools to help airlines analyze and evaluate different decarbonization pathways.

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Middle Eastern Airlines Spearhead Aviation Recovery with Traffic Surge (SKIFT)

Heathrow ‘Ready’ for Summer Rush as Transatlantic Traffic Soars (BTN EUROPE)

Airlines Are 'Struggling to Keep Up' as Americans Keep Flying (YAHOO!)


Sojern Expands into New Hotel Tech Via Acquisition. Here’s the Thinking. (SKIFT)

Hotel Equities Implements Grazzy Digital Tipping Across Properties (PHOCUSWIRE)


Construction Begins on First U.S. Commercial e-SAF Plant (AIN ONLINE)


American Express Global Business Travel Simplifies Structure to Reduce Compliance Costs (PYMNTS)

How Can Travel Harness ChatGPT - While Limiting Risks? (PHOCUSWIRE)

Navigating Business Travel to China: Essential Tips and Considerations (BUSINESS MOLE)

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Don't Miss this Opportunity to Join the GBTA 2023 Annual Business Meeting

Thursday, July 25 - 11:00 EDT | 17:00 CEST

The virtual GBTA Annual Business Meeting is less than two weeks away so secure your place today. Join GBTA leaders for a review of the state of the association, key milestones and what's ahead at the GBTA'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.)

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GBTA + VDR Europe Conference 2023 – Hamburg – 14-16 November
Shaping The Future of Business Travel in Hamburg Education Preview

Join us in Hamburg where the future of business travel awaits! View an exclusive sneak peek into our groundbreaking education sessions, where we'll be shaping the landscape of tomorrow's corporate journeys. Get ready to unlock insights, harness technology, and empower your organisation to soar to new heights. Here's a glimpse of the education sessions that you can look forward to:

How to DEI your Travel Programme:
The discussion will be thought provoking and the audience will leave with ideas to amend their travel program to account for DE&I.

Europe’s Multimodal Movement - Fact or Fiction?
We will analyse the macro trends driving demand, the opportunities and roadblocks, and how their respective industry sectors are gearing up to capitalise on this shift in the business travel landscape.

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Register 28 September to save on registration. If you’ve already registered, we’ll see you in Hamburg! For any assistance, please email at [email protected].


Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Brazil - Disruptions due to flooding ongoing across Alagoas and Pernambuco states, Brazil, as of July 11. Thousands displaced across the region.

Canada - Emergency crews working to contain multiple wildfires across British Columbia, Canada, as of early July 12. Evacuations ongoing.

United Kingdom - Unionist groups in Northern Ireland, UK, to stage annual parades July 12. Largest event to occur in Belfast. Disruptions likely.

United Kingdom - Heathrow Terminal 4 London Underground station, UK, closed July 12 due to burst water pipe. Rail disruptions likely.

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