August 17, 2023

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Air Travel Is Back: Five Lessons Every Business Can Learn from the Airport Industry’s Recovery

Air travel surpassed pre-pandemic numbers earlier this summer as the demand for flights soared. In June, the TSA made history, screening the most passengers ever in a single day.

After facing unprecedented challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic, the aviation industry has made a comeback, witnessing a surge in both passenger numbers and flights. As the chief commercial officer of a company that designs, builds and manages next generation wireless networks at airports and large venues, I’ve had a front-row seat to this innovation. There are five valuable lessons every business can learn from this recovery. Let’s explore them.

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India’s Biggest Airline Adds New Flights to Middle East as Demand Grows (ARAB NEWS)

Three Largest U.S. Airlines to Double Flights to China (CGTN)

Fuel Surcharge for Airlines to Rise in September (BUSINESSWORLD ONLINE)


IHG Unveils New Midscale Brand (BTN)


Amtrak Rolls Out First Electric Bus (AMTRAK)


Narrowing the Gap: The Confluence of New Payment Solutions and Expense Management Systems (TEAR SHEET)


Travel Costs More as We Head for 2024 (TTR WEEKLY)

Traveler Well-Being: The Missing Metric (HOTEL NEWS SOURCE)

The Path Forward for NDC: Implementation and Impact Across the Industry Ecosystem (4HOTELIERS)

Industry Spotlight

Advanced Priniciples of Business Travel Management
GBTA Project, Crew and
Team Travel Summit 2023

October 11

This one-day summit provides education in travel logistics, risk management, mobility issues, and technology solutions and is ideal for specialized buyers and suppliers in the sports, entertainment, emergency management, non-profit, energy, project, and consultancy sectors. This must-attend, interactive event will showcase best practices in managing unique traveler journeys; connect buyers with substantial spend of non-traditional travel services and innovative supplier partners; and uncover new solutions to the many challenges of working in a fragmented ecosystem.

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GBTA + VDR Europe Conference 2023 – Hamburg
Preview of The Diverse Range of Education in Hamburg

November 14 - 16

We are thrilled to present a sneak peek of the exciting education sessions planned for the upcoming GBTA + VDR Europe Conference 2023 – Hamburg:

  • How to Make Best Use of The Safety and Security Elements of The GBTA Hotel RFP Template
    The session is aimed at anyone who has responsibility for sending out or reviewing an RFP for Accommodation for their organization.
  • Unexpected Lessons that We've Learned From Travel Data
    In this exciting session, we'll explore several unexpected lessons that we've learned from years of analyzing travel data across different industries.
  • Traveler Wellbeing - The Missing Metric – What Do You Do With This Data?
    Join experts on the subject to get a deep understanding of how traveler wellbeing differs from safety and security and why it’s so important.

The above sessions are just a preview of the diverse range of education sessions that will be offered in Hamburg. Learn More.


Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Austria, Germany and Switzerland - High temperatures forecast across parts of central Europe through at least Aug. 22. Transport and power disruptions possible.

Germany - SPD rally attended by Chancellor Olaf Scholz to take place in Munich, Germany, 16:30 Aug. 18. Localized disruptions, tight security likely.

Sri Lanka - Rail disruptions to occur along Kandy-Matale railway line between Kandy and Katugastota, Sri Lanka, 00:01 Aug. 18-16:00 Aug. 21.

South Africa - Road closures scheduled ahead of BRICS leaders summit in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa, Aug. 20-26. Increased security likely.

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Upcoming Events

Sustainable Travel Management
September 18, 25, October 3, 9

GBTA APAC Conference 2023 - Singapore
September 19 - 20

Advanced Priniciples of Business Travel Management
October 5, 12, 19, 26

GBTA + VDR Europe Conference 2023 – Hamburg
November 14 - 16

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