August 21, 2023

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Q2 Industry Perspectives: Looking Ahead for the Travel Industry

Over the last several weeks, many travel businesses released their Q2 earnings and shared their latest expectations. These insights and perspectives help us understand how some of the largest corporate travel players are viewing the state of the economy and its impact on the travel industry as well as opportunities or barriers on the horizon that may impact their continued growth. Here is a deeper dive into their perspectives.

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Survey Reveals The World's 5 Best Airlines For Business Travel (SIMPLE FLYING)

Hundreds of Flights Canceled as Storm Hits the West Coast (CNN)


Hotels' COVID Learnings Boost Upcycle as Demand Shows No Sign of Abating (BUSINESS INSIDER)


Environmentalists and Airlines Square off Over Standards for Sustainable Fuel (TRAVEL WEEKLY)

National Limousine Association Launches GreenRides Initiative (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)


AI Insights: Generative AI to Drive Efficiencies in Business Travel (PHOCUSWIRE)

Survey Shows Increased Appetite for Travel Across Southeast Asia (BRANDING IN ASIA)

GBTA Convention 2023 Showcases Positive Forecast, Trends and Learning for The Future of the Global Business Travel Industry (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS, GBTA FEATURED)

Mark Cuschieri Named First Non-Us Board President of GBTA (BTN EUROPE, GBTA FEATURED)

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Guadeloupe - Workers of Air Caraibes, headquartered in Guadeloupe, will continue striking through Aug. 25. Reconfirm flights.

Russia - Flights suspended at Domodedovo and Vnukovo airports in Moscow, Russia, early Aug. 21 due to reported drone activity. Reconfirm flights.

South Pacific/Oceania - Additional domestic flight disruptions likely in coming weeks at Ile des Pins Airport, New Caledonia, as of Aug. 18. Reconfirm flights.

United Kingdom - Unionized rail workers in the UK to strike nationwide Aug. 26. Rail service disruptions likely.

United States - TS Hilary tracking north-northwest across Los Angeles County, California, US, late Aug. 20 following landfall over Baja California, Mexico.

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