July 27, 2023

News to Know

How Airlines Are Adapting to Extreme Heatwaves Sweeping the Country

Airlines across the United States have recently implemented some unusual measures, including cutting passenger numbers on certain flights, to help their aircraft cope with the intense heatwaves sweeping across the country.

Although flight delays, cancellations, and diversions due to high temperatures have been kept to a minimum, multiple carriers have confirmed that they are taking extra precautions to ensure minimal disruption.

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Time Is Money: How Private Aviation Enhances Business Travel Experience (TRAVEL DAILY MEDIA)

Asia-Pacific Air Travel Continued to Recover in June: AAPA (FLIGHT GLOBAL)

CAA Report Shows Airport Accessibility Has Improved “Significantly” (BTN EUROPE)


Hilton: Q2 Business Transient Up, 'No Signs of Weakness' (BTN)

Accor Lifts 2023 Profit Outlook on Robust Travel Demand (REUTERS)

Hotel Industry in 'Normalization' Mode Following Extreme Ups and Downs (COSTAR)


Ask Skift: Is Travel Sustainable? (SKIFT)

Sustainable Flight Fund Investment Increases to €180 Million (BIOFUELS NEWS)


Visa Delays, Divisive Politics Dampen US International Travel Recovery (BNN BLOOMBERG)


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Connections podcast with BCD Travel: Take control with Digital Invoice Management

Doing more with less is the norm for all of the business travel industry – and invoice management is no exception. Listen to BCD’s Alissa Merlino, Director, Global Solutions Engineering, session on all things digital invoice management. Learn what’s available to travel programs right now and how BCD is solving digital invoice management challenges so travel teams can concentrate on people, not invoices and documents.

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GBTA Convention 2023
Opportunity to Sign up for Your Global Entry Interview at GBTA Convention, Dallas, TX

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers will be at the Global Business Travel Association Convention in Dallas in August 2023, to conduct in-person enrollment interviews for CBP’s Global Entry program. Global Entry allows expedited clearance for preapproved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Participants may enter the U.S. using automated kiosks or touchless portals located at 62 U.S. airports, and 15 preclearance sites.

Global Entry approval also allows U.S. travelers to be eligible to participate in the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) PrePre✓® program, which expedites screening through TSA checkpoints at participating airports.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Asia - Typhoon Doksuri tracking north-northwestward in the South China Sea July 27. Landfall forecast over Fujian Province, China, July 28.

Brazil - Bus and metro workers to stage strike in Recife, Brazil, July 26-27. Metro services to be fully suspended during the action.

Philippines - Increased volcanic activity continues at Mayon Volcano in Albay Province, Philippines, as of July 26. Evacuations ongoing.

Turkiye - Metro and tram workers to strike in Izmir, Turkiye, from July 31. Public transport disruptions likely.

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