Sepmtember 13, 2023

News to Know

Airline Executives Raise Alarm That Air Traffic Controller Shortage Will Continue Disrupting Flights for Years

The air traffic controller shortage will continue to cause travel disruptions not only next year, but for at least the next five years, airline industry executives said Tuesday.

The flight system is “suffering” they said, citing the 3,000-person controller shortage that Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg revealed in a CNN interview earlier this year.

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European Airline Traffic Shows ‘Continued Momentum’ (BTN EUROPE)

AI Will Be “Everywhere” in Aviation, American Airlines Official Says (AVIATION TODAY)


Flightroutes24 Adds Hotels as It Continues Global Expansion (WEB IN TRAVEL)


Kneissl Touristik invests in Sustainable Aviation Fuel at Lufthansa Group (TRAVEL DAILY MEDIA)


Hyatt Thinks a Return to Offices Could Boost Business Travel (SKIFT, MAY REQUIRE SUBSCRIPTION)

KAYAK for Business Launches Enterprise Platform for Corporate Travel (PYMNTS)

Mastercard (MA), Crisis24 Tie Up to Enable Safe Business Travel (NASDAQ)

How Payment Innovations Will Power the Connected Trip of the Future (SKIFT, MAY REQUIRE SUBSCRIPTION)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA + VDR Europe Conference 2023 – Hamburg
Networking and Relationship Building in Hamburg

November 14 - 16

Connect First, Networking Breaks, Go Running Tours, the Big Night Out plus lots more on the packed agenda in Hamburg will offer an excellent platform for building a strong network which can lead to new opportunities, partnerships, and the exchange of knowledge and ideas.

Register by Thursday 28 September and save with our low available rates! We are taking the conference to Hamburg for the first time and we want you to be there so take advantage of these rates today and register now.

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If you’ve already registered, we’ll see you in Hamburg! For assistance, please email at [email protected].


GBTA Project, Crew and Team Travel Summit 2023
Showcase Your Brand in New Orleans

Don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your brand, generate leads and network with business travel professionals from across the country at the GBTA Project, Crew and Team Travel Summit. Event attendees can expect to learn about travel logistics, risk management, mobility issues, and technology solutions and is ideal for specialized buyers and suppliers in the sports, entertainment, emergency management, energy, project, and consultancy sectors.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Congo, Democratic Republic of - Flight disruptions ongoing across DRC as of Sept. 13 following suspension of Congo Airways flights. Reconfirm schedules.

Papua New Guinea - Rabaul Airport (RAB), Papua New Guinea, closed as of Sept. 13 following criminal incident. PNG Air flights suspended. Confirm reservations.

United Kingdom - Wizz Air ground handling staff call off 24-hour strike at London Luton Airport, UK, Sept. 13.

United States - Flooding and evacuations ongoing across Massachusetts, US, as of late Sept. 12. Further severe weather forecast.

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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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GBTA APAC Conference 2023 - Singapore is taking place next week from 19 - 20 September at the Shangri-La Hotel and there is still time to secure your place!

For a captivating start to day one we have the Opening Main Stage Session New Horizons: New Frontiers - where we will address the state of business travel in the region, drawing on GBTA research and insights will look at how it is expected to grow over the next five years and what is different...

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GBTA Career Spotlight
Manager, Marketing - GBTA Foundation
Alexandria, Virginia (Remote)

The Marketing Manager will support the newly relaunched GBTA Foundation to (1) maximize the impact and reach of its work by generating interest and engagement (registration, downloads, etc.) for Foundation events, resources, and programs to a large global audience and (2) generate visibility and engagement with corporate sponsors and donors, to support the Foundation’s fundraising efforts.

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