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September 28, 2023

News to Know

Airlines Have a New Plan to Handle Unruly Passengers

While still comparatively rare to the millions of people who get on and off a flight every day without any issue, the number of those who do cause a disturbance is on the rise.

In the airline world, an "unruly passenger" is classified as someone who jeopardizes the safety of the flight in categories ranging from "suspicious or threatening behavior" to actions that are "life-threatening" in the U.S. While International Air Transport Association (IATA) numbers show that there was one such person for every 835 flights in 2021, that number rose to one in 568 flights by 2022. Some of the most common behaviors include verbally abusing flight attendants, fighting with fellow passengers and disregarding anti-smoking laws.

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Global and European Air Traffic to Surpass 2019 Levels Next Year (BTN EUROPE)

Xiamen Airlines Partners with APG for Expansion in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Sabre Launches New AI-Powered Retailing Solution to Optimize Airlines' Premium Cabin Inventory (PR NEWSWIRE)


Train Travel on the Rise in Europe and Asia (TTG ASIA)


Sustainable Travel Costs Hindering Adoption, Says BCD Report (BTN EUROPE)


EaseMyTrip Launches Corporate Travel Solutions 2.0 (UNI INDIA)

Remote Work Is Changing How We Travel: How Credit Cards Can Help You Be a Digital Nomad (BANK RATE)

Improved Travel Risk Intelligence System Offers Business Travel Security (ITIJ)


Industry Spotlight

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

We are excited to announce a captivating keynote session at the upcoming GBTA + VDR Europe Conference 2023 - Hamburg. Renowned music veteran, Ric Salmon, will join us to share his unique perspective on the transformative journey of the recording industry and how it adapted to survive during a pivotal period.

View Email Keynote Announcement: Music Veteran Ric Salmon to Share Insights at GBTA + VDR Europe Conference 2023 - Hamburg

Register by Thursday 28 September and save with our low rates!

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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. If you’ve already registered, we’ll see you in Hamburg!

Professional Development
The Fundamentals of Strategic Meetings Management™

Registration ends September 30

Next Course: October 6, 13, 20, 27
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Eastern Time

Many corporations are now converging travel, procurement and meetings in their business strategy and operations. This shift requires a disciplined approach to developing, deploying and implementing a strategic meeting management program (SMMP). Strategic meeting management (SMM) is the management of enterprise-wide meeting and event processes to achieve measurable business objectives aligned with the organization’s strategic goals.

Key Takeaways

  • Introduce strategic meetings management
  • Review key program components
  • Establish partnership strategies
  • Create a funding model
  • Build a strategic meetings management business case


Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Argentina - Feminist organizations aim to protest across Argentina Sept 28. Heightened security, localized disruptions likely.

Asia - East Asian territories to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival Sept. 29. Business, transport disruptions likely. Confirm reservations.

Italy - Unionized air travel workers to strike across Italy Sept. 29; air travel service disruptions almost certain.

United Kingdom - Activists to protest against Conservative Party in south Manchester, UK, Oct. 1. Tight security, localized transport disruptions likely.

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Upcoming Events

Sustainable Travel Management
September 25, October 3, 9

GBTA Project, Crew and Team Summit
October 11

GBTA Southern Africa Conference 2023 October 25

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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New Episode of the Business of Travel is Live! 🎧🎤 Check out this clip from: There is Power in Women Supporting Each Other in the Workplace Having programs for women in the workplace is considered table stakes for most companies, but in order to drive meaningful progress, more needs to be done Cynthia Barnes and Jennifer Miranda from American Airlines discuss their experiences and the benefits from being a part of their company’s...

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GBTA Career Spotlight

Membership Engagement Specialist
Alexandria, Virginia (Remote)

This role will work closely with the membership operations specialist and marketing departments for development and distribution of communication plan to enhance and increase member participation.

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