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October 2, 2023

News to Know

A Travel Advisor's Blueprint for Success With NDC

As just about everyone in the retail travel industry already knows, NDC is a data exchange format launched by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The new approach aims to make it easier for airlines to create more relevant offers and avoid the heftier costs of legacy distribution models like EDIFACT.  The program also benefits consumers and travel agencies, according to IATA, by helping advisors to access a wider array of content from the airlines and allowing them to make ancillary sales, all while giving customers a more transparent experience.   

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Italian TMC Lambasts Ryanair Following Antitrust Probe (BTN EUROPE, FEATURES GBTA)

Sabre’s New AI-Powered Retailing Solution to Optimise Airlines’ Premium Cabin Inventory (TTG ASIA)

Which Airlines Serve Michelin Star-Level Food? (SIMPLE FLYING)


Radisson Targets 100 Operational Hotels in Middle East by 2026 (HOTELIER MIDDLE EAST)

Airbnb Turns Attention to Other Cities but Would Reopen Talks with NYC (PHOCUSWIRE)


Frequent-Flyer Levy: A Good or Bad Idea for Business Travel? (BTN EUROPE, FEATURES GBTA)

Smart Traveller: The New Look of International Travel (IN THE BLACK)


The Future of AI and Travel: 12 Industry Leaders Explain the Impact (SKIFT)

Majority Believe Travel Drives Growth but Programs Need More Executive Support (4HOTELIERS)

Industry Spotlight

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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GBTA Latin America
GBTA LATAM Business Travel Forum in Bogotá

October 5 | 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

On October 5th, the GBTA LATAM Business Travel Forum is set to take place in Bogotá, Colombia. This event is part of a series of forums designed to provide educational and networking opportunities for business travel professionals throughout various cities in the Latin American region.

In 2023, additional events in Mexico City, Santiago de Chile, and São Paulo, will be offering even more opportunities for professionals in the corporate travel industry to connect and learn.

If you're interested in attending, please contact [email protected] via email.


Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

China, Japan, Philippines and Taiwan - Typhoon Koinu tracking northwestward in the Philippine Sea early Oct. 2. Landfall likely over far southern Taiwan early Oct. 5.

Philippines - Flight operations fully resume at Cotabato Airport, Philippines, Oct. 1, after runway closure June 22. Lingering disruptions are possible.

Turkiye - PKK claims responsibility for earlier suicide attack that wounded two near Ministry of Interior in Ankara, Turkiye, on Oct. 1.

United Kingdom - Unionized baggage staff at London Heathrow Airport, UK, plan to strike Oct. 6-9; airport and flight disruptions likely.

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Upcoming Events

Sustainable Travel Management
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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Did you hear? Our Technology Provider Panel for the Project, Crew and Team Travel Summit has been announced!

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GBTA Career Spotlight

Regional Manager, Mexico
Mexico City, Federal District (Remote)

The Regional Manager, Mexico is a vital role to provide strategic and operational support to the LATAM team in Mexico while coordinating with colleagues in the US, to provide excellent level of support.

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