August 29, 2023

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Airlines Continue to Cancel Flights on Tuesday After UK Air Traffic Control Chaos

As airlines struggle to recover from the four-hour failure of the main air-traffic control system across the UK on Monday, airlines are making dozens more cancellations.

Aircraft and flight crew are out of position after the severe disruption on bank holiday Monday, when an estimated 1,200 flights to and from the UK were cancelled by the failure at Nats, the national air-traffic provider.

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DOT Fines American Airlines $4.1 Million for Unlawfully Keeping Thousands of Passengers on the Tarmac for Hours (US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION)

Google Will Start Telling Travelers the Cheapest Time to Fly (PYMNTS)


Fox World Travel Pioneers Sustainable Trade Show Practices with Its Scan for a Cause Initiative (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)


Why Corporate Hotel Rates Will Keep Rising (THE COMPANY DIME)

Digital Transformation in Hospitality: Current Status (HOSPITALITY TODAY)


Business Travel Rebounds, Sees 46% Jump Even Over Pre-Pandemic Times (CPA PRACTITIONER ADVISOR)

Taiwan Resumes Mainland China Business Travel in First Step Toward Reopening, But ‘Reciprocity’ Still Needed From Beijing (SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST)


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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

China, Philippines and Taiwan - Typhoon Saola tracking northwestward in Philippine Sea early Aug. 29. Close approach to northeast Luzon, Philippines, through Aug. 29.

Cuba, Mexico and United States - TS Idalia tracking north over the Gulf of Mexico late Aug. 28. Landfall over central Florida, US, early Aug. 30.

France and Italy - Authorities closed the A43 autoroute and high-speed railway in the Savoie region, France, Aug. 28; road and rail disruptions reported.

United Kingdom - Nationwide air traffic control system failure in the UK resolved on Aug. 28; flight disruptions are ongoing.

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