Sepmtember 7, 2023

News to Know

Planemakers Look to a Pilotless Future

Every commercial flight has two pilots at the controls — but some planemakers are now designing cockpits that need fewer pilots, or someday even none.

So far, their airline customers have been quiet on the issue, but pilots’ unions across the globe are getting louder, saying any fewer than two pilots is dangerous.

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FAA Lifts Brief Nationwide Ground Stop for United Airlines (MILITARY AEROSPACE)

Booming Success of the Global Airport Event Dedicated to Elevating Customer and Employee Experience (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

International Traffic Climbed 29.6% in July, Compared to the Same Month a Year Ago, Says IATA (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)


Choose Hospitality: Why Managing Hotels is More Rewarding Than You Think (4HOTELIERS)

Hoteliers Deal with Blurring Lines Between Demand Segments (COSTAR)


UK Hydrogen Alliance Established to Accelerate Zero Carbon Aviation and Bring an £34Bn* Annual Benefit to the Country (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)


Germany and Austria Strengthen Rail Links (BTN EUROPE)

Industry Spotlight

How travel marketers can capture their share of a $1.4 trillion market with Connected TV

Connected TV advertising is a gamechanger. There's nothing like the sight, sound and motion of the biggest screen in the home to bring the travel industry to life. And CTV delivers results - like awareness, precision targeting and incremental reach, all the way through business outcomes like conversion, travel intent, and in-market arrivals.

Learn more about what can happen when you include Connected TV in your media mix with the latest LG Ad Solutions case study here.


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GBTA Italy Annual Conference Milan

October 5 | 9:30 – 17:00 CEST
The annual gathering of the Italian Business Travel and MICE community

During a full day conference, key note speakers and panel discussions will deep dive into the current main business travel market trends: Sustainability, Intermodality, DEI, AI, BT processes, Web3.0 and the evolution of the meetings management.

With the active involvement of the audience, we will define the market priorities and design the strategies. Networking, best practice sharing and education sessions will provide the knowledge and the critical take-aways to face the future successfully.



Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Argentina - Education activists plan rally in Parana, Entre Rios, Argentina, Sept. 8 to support public education. Tight security, disruptions likely.

India - Curfew reimposed in five districts of Manipur State, India, Sept. 6, as ethnic tensions persist. Tight security continues; exercise caution.

Serbia - LGBTQ groups to hold Pride Parade in Belgrade, Serbia, Sept. 9, amid increased security measures. Counterprotests, disruptions likely.

United States - Increased security likely in an around Washington DC as of Sept. 6 amid police search for murder suspect. Disruptions likely.

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Upcoming Events

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

GBTA APAC Conference 2023 - Singapore
September 19 - 20

Power Panel: Women in Travel Leadership from STEM and Financial Backgrounds
September 20

GBTA Conference 2023 Milano
October 5

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

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

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