September 18, 2023

News to Know

How Much Market Share Do Low-Cost Carriers Hold?

One-third of scheduled airline capacity across the globe is handled by low-cost carriers (LCCs). As air travel numbers continue to return to normal levels, industry analysts anticipate more growth for the category of airlines.

With the downtime amid the pandemic, several carriers were reportedly able to adapt their strategies and assess their markets to determine growth. Several LCCs have also introduced new routes in the past few years, adding more competition to legacy airlines.

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New Law Paves Way for Passport-Free, Biometric Clearance for Changi Airport Departures From 2024 (CHANNEL NEWS ASIA)

FAA Restores Mexico’s Safety Rating, Enabling Transborder Expansion for Mexican Airlines (AVIATION WEEK)

WestJet and Air France expand codeshare (BTN EUROPE)


Flightroutes24 Adds Hotels as It Continues Global Expansion (PHOCUSWIRE)

Leveraging Technology to Enhance Hospitality (HOSPITALITY NET)


Sustainable Business Travel: Navigating the Road to Greener Journeys (EARTH 911)

The Airline Industry Relies on Business Travel for as Much as 75% of Its Revenues on Some Flights, Giving Companies Unique Leverage to Transform It (FORTUNE)


Insight: Embracing the Future of Business Travel (GULF BUSINESS)

CTM Expands in Europe with New Croatian Partner (BTN EUROPE)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA Italy
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.



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

September 20, 1:00 PM ET

STEM and financial services have historically been disproportionately male dominated fields, and not typical feeders into the travel industry. As more women follow this career path, however, we look to three leaders who have set their own trajectories in the corporate travel industry, leveraging their strategic and technical backgrounds.

Register today to hear from influential women in travel leadership.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Japan - High temperatures forecast across most of Japan through at least Oct. 2. Health concerns likely. Transport, utility disruptions possible.

New Zealand - Police activity ongoing at Albany Bus Station, Auckland, New Zealand, the afternoon of Sept. 18. Avoid the area.

South Africa - Further protests likely in Pretoria, South Africa, through September amid ongoing municipal workers strike. Bus transport suspended.

Spain - Military Emergency Unit to hold emergency drill exercise in Ceuta, Spain, Sept. 18-22. Possible minor disruptions to transport and business.

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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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Innovation brings disruption and disruption brings opportunity.

Join us for the Wednesday Main Stage in Singapore for GBTA APAC Conference 2023 where we will explore how changes in distribution channels are impacting our industry and how to harness the power of innovation. During the thought-provoking session The Innovation Hour (and a Quarter), we'll hear from...

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