July 18, 2023

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Climate Change Is Making Travel That Much Harder

The design of most transportation infrastructure was based on the climate of the mid-20th century. As climate change continues to warm the planet and make weather more extreme, much of that infrastructure will become less safe and reliable.

Climate change has the potential to disrupt air travel in a variety of ways. For one, high temperatures may hinder airplane takeoffs or even prevent them. Once airborne, flights are already encountering more severe turbulence. Climate change is increasing changes in wind speed and direction above 15,000 feet in jet streams, the belts of wind that circle the planet.

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Scammers Are Changing Airline Customer Service Phone Numbers on Google (SIMPLE FLYING)

Lower Airfares, Higher Profits? The Hidden Connections in the Airline Industry (SEEKING ALPHA)


Marriott and MGM Link Loyalty Programs in a Bid on Business Travelers (CNBC)


Eurostar Rolls out ‘SmartCheck’ Facial Biometric Check-In Systems... (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)


Climate Change Is Making Travel That Much Harder (COLUMBIA CLIMATE SCHOOL)

Plans Unveiled for Launch of UK's First Electric Airline (BTN EUROPE)


Expedia Group Launches New Loyalty Program, One Key (4HOTELIERS)

AI Insights: Generative AI to/for Corporate Travel Service and Communications (PHOCUSWIRE)

Travel Data Leaders Join Forces as AirDNA Acquires Arrivalist (PHOCUSWIRE)

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GBTA Convention 2023
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GBTA Convention 2023 | Dallas

Join us for an incredible learning experience at GBTA Convention! The Risk Management track is full of education on protecting your travelers and your organization across all types of travel.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to enhance your knowledge and network with fellow professionals in the business travel sector.

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GBTA WINiT Awards Nomination
Celebrate Individuals & Companies Driving Positive Change for Women in Travel

Nominations Close on August 25

Do you know individuals and companies shaping a more inclusive and equitable future for women in travel-related fields? Here's your chance to acknowledge their contributions and tell the world how extraordinary they are for having a positive impact on others.

Nominate them for one of the 11 GBTA WINiT Awards by August 25.

Award recipients will be honored at the GBTA WINiT Gala held on October 22.

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GBTA Webinar
The Sustainability Journey – from a Hotel Perspective

Brought to You by the GBTA Sustainability Committee APAC

Join us for a fireside chat with John Timson, VP of Sustainability and Safety with Accor Hotels. They'll be diving into topics such as distinguishing common practice sustainable initiatives from best-practice, the biggest challenges the hotel industry is facing in the race to net-zero, and the types of discussions buyers should be having with their hotel partners. Timson will be interviewed by Jaclynn Kidd, Practice Lead, Responsible Travel Consulting, CWT Solutions Group.

When: Thursday July 20, 14:00 SGT / 08:00 CET
Charge: Complimentary

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Canada - Light Rail Transit Line 1 suspended in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, as of late July 17 due to mechanical problems.

Israel - Protesters plan to demonstrate across Israel July 18. Severe transport disruptions likely; clashes possible.

Portugal - Unionized easyJet cabin crew members to strike across Portugal July 21-25; flight cancellations and delays likely.

United Kingdom - Tube staff in London, UK, to stage strikes July 23-29; significant public transport disruptions likely.

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In this GBTA WINiT podcast, we explore the transformative impact of female angel investors in the startup ecosystem. In this episode, we speak with Cara Whitehill, advisor, and angel investor at her firm, Unlock Advisors where she has taken early-stage startups from 0-1 and larger organizations from $10m-$100m+ in revenue growth...

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