August 18, 2023

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5 Interesting Post-Pandemic Aviation Trends

The aviation industry has experienced a revival of passenger numbers, impressive profit margins, and what seems to be a sustained growth trajectory. This resurgence can be attributed not only to more optimized post-COVID operations but also to environmental concerns and a renewed focus on premium passenger experiences. Below are five trends in aviation that have sprung up in the post-pandemic world.

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New FAA Rules Allow Flights Over Afghanistan, But Airlines Largely Avoid It (VOICE OF AMERICA)

Airlines Are Adding New Routes and Making a Bold Bet on Continued Strong Demand for Travel (KMVT)

The World’s Most Pioneering Airlines and Airports in 2023 (FUTURE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE)


Understanding Today's Guests and Capturing Revenue Beyond the Room (HOSPITALITY NET)


Indian Hospitality Sector Catching up on Sustainable Practices (ECONOMIC TIMES)

SAP Concur Unveils New Experiences for Concur Travel (SAP, GBTA FEATURED)


Global Business Travel Industry Is Rebounding at Faster Rate: Survey (KUWAIT TIMES, GBTA FEATURED)

Macau Should Advance Business Travel to Bridge Gap Left by Gaming: PwC (MACAU BUSINESS)

Travel Intent in Europe Remains Strong Despite a 4% Decrease Compared to 2022 (TRAVEL TOMORROW)

Industry Spotlight

Celebrating 2023 Global Leadership Professional Designation Recipients

The GBTA Academy, the Professional Development arm of GBTA, awarded six recipients with the prestigious Global Leadership Professional® (GLP) Designation during the GBTA Convention 2023 in Dallas this week.

The GLP designation for 2023 was achieved by the following industry professionals:

  • Gloria Caceda, GTP, GLP, Director, Global Administration, World Fuel Services, Corp.
  • Jane Capobianco, GTP, CTE, GLP, Corporate Account Manager, Direct Travel, Inc.
  • Carol Del Giudice, GTP, GLP, Account Manager, Christophersen Business Travel
  • Sarah Eury, CTE, GLP, Director, Subcontracts Services, Southwest Research Institute
  • Edward Phillips, GTP, GLP, University Travel Manager, Michigan State University
  • Anna Price, GTP, GLP, Category Manager – Travel & Financial Services, Amazon

The GLP program provides corporate travel professionals an opportunity to utilize the various skills, knowledge, and expertise they have gained during the GLP program, put it to practical use and then in turn share that knowledge with their peers to help better the travel industry.

The designation was created to acknowledge business travel professionals who had completed the GLP Program, received their Certificate of Professional Development, and then applied that knowledge to help further the industry through a related group project. The GLP program provides essential business knowledge in the major business disciplines of leadership, finance, marketing, and management.

The 2023 GBTA Online Booking Tool (OBT) Guideline provides an update to the Model OBT RFP with new, relevant questions. It makes provision for open-ended and closed questions relevant to an OBT supplier review. The guideline was developed by the 2023 GLP Designation program participants; designed to allow buyers to further customize and refine questions to meet the specific RFx format to meet their organizational needs. The guideline can be used by suppliers to prepare responses to anticipated RFx questions.


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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Japan - High temperatures forecast across parts of Japan through at least Aug. 23. Transport, utility disruptions possible. Health concerns likely.

Sweden - Sweden raises terror threat level to high Aug. 17. Enhanced border checks remain in place. Disruptions possible.

Thailand - Increased security likely in Bangkok, Thailand, through at least early-September ahead of second parliamentary vote to elect prime minister.

United Kingdom - Unionized ground staff at London Gatwick Airport, UK, cancel strikes planned for Aug. 18-21; strikes may still occur Aug. 22-28.

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