September 5, 2023

News to Know

Are Dynamic Bundles for Air Travel Personalization?

There has been significant hype over the years around the need to personalize travel offerings. In fact, NDC is often thought of as the underlying technology necessary to personalize air choices.

This personalization through NDC has typically taken the form of bundles that combine price with ancillaries (e.g., premium seat, early boarding, free Wi-Fi). Today, most airlines admit that they are unable to personalize offers to individuals, but instead create like-minded groups for their offers.

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Airlines Charging for Seat Allocation Impacting Air Travellers' Pockets: Survey (ZEENEWS)

Argentina: LATAM Airlines Flight Disruptions Likely at Airports Nationwide as of Sept. 5 Due to Ongoing Cargo Workers' Strike (CRISIS24)

Delta Is the No. 1 Domestic Airline for On-Time Arrivals, Service, Comfort and More (CNBC)


Australia Hotel Performance Normalizing with Improvement in Business Travel (4HOTELIERS)


Sustainable Aviation Is Primed for Take-Off (BIOFUELS)


London Reaps the Benefits of Business Returning to Face-to-Face Meetings (BUSINESS PLUS)

Philippines: New Travel Rules Temporarily Suspended, What It Means (GULF NEWS)

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Advanced Priniciples of Business Travel Management
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October 5, 12, 19, 26
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The Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management course builds off of the Fundamentals curriculum to aid business travel professionals in increasing their knowledge of the industry while also expanding on their professional skills.

This course is designed for travel buyers overseeing a managed business travel program and suppliers offering travel-related products and services. GTP holders will earn 14 GTP® Recertification credits.



GBTA + VDR Europe Conference 2023 – Hamburg
Motivation, Inspiration, and Networking in Hamburg

In-person events like GBTA + VDR Europe Conference 2023 – Hamburg can have a significant impact on many aspects of our personal and professional lives. Member registration rates start as low as *€425 until 28 September, here are some key reasons why joining us in Hamburg, 14-16 November could be extremely valuable.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Argentina - LATAM Airlines flight disruptions likely at airports across Argentina as of Sept. 5 due to ongoing cargo workers' strike. Reconfirm flights.

France - Flight disruptions likely across France Sept. 15 due to air traffic controller strike. Confirm flights.

Spain -0 Unionized taxi drivers to protest in central Barcelona, Spain, 9:00-14:00 Sept. 5. Increased security, localized disruptions likely.

Spain - Heavy rains produce flash floods in Madrid and across central, southern, and eastern Spain, early Sept. 5. Fatalities reported.

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