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October 9, 2023

News to Know

Several Airlines Suspend Flights After Attack on Israel

Several international air carriers have suspended or reined in flight services to or from Tel Aviv after a surprise attack by Hamas militants on Israel, saying they were waiting for safety conditions to improve.

Regulators including the United States' Federal Aviation Administration, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency and Israel's aviation authority urged airlines to use caution in the region's airspace, but stopped short of suspending flights.

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Air Travel Back to Pre-Pandemic Levels, But New Challenges Ahead (MINT)

Air New Zealand Launches Baggage Tracking App Feature (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Munich Airport Trials Smart Baggage Trolleys (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)


Amex GBT Projects Higher 2024 Hotel Rates, Occupancy

Hilton Trends Report Reveals "Rest and Relaxation" to Be Top Driver of Travel Decisions Across Generations in 2024


Mending the Data Disconnect Between Green Certifications, Hotels and Consumers (PHOCUSWIRE)


Startup Targets Tech Tools for Travel Advisors (TRAVEL WEEKLY)

How AI Can Empower the Travel Industry (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA Webinar
The Evolution of Ground Transportation for Business Travel: Perspectives from European Business Travellers and Travel Managers

October 11, 2023
8:00 AM

GBTA, in partnership with FREENOW for Business, will discuss the results of a recent survey of business travelers and travel managers in Europe.

The study is an update from the 2020 study sponsored by FREENOW for Business.

Buyers and suppliers, regardless of where they live, will find this content highly relevant. This webinar will provide insights into the changing landscape of ground transportation, the role of sustainability in the mobility ecosystem and how business travelers and travel managers perceive ground transportation options.



GBTA Project, Crew and Team Travel Summit 2023

October 11

Join us at the GBTA Project, Crew and Team Travel Summit 2023 on Wednesday, October 11. This full-day program will explore the different industries that work within complex travel ecosystems, leveraging the combined knowledge of the travel buyer & supplier alike.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Asia - Tropical Storm Koinu tracks westward across South China Sea early Oct. 9. Close approach to Guangdong Province, China through early Oct. 10.

Brazil - Unionized air traffic controllers to hold hourly strikes in multiple airports in Brazil, Oct. 9-21. Air travel disruptions likely.

Israel and Lebanon - Cross-border exchanges of artillery, mortar, and rocket fire likely across areas of the Israeli-Lebanese border through mid-October.

South Korea - Subway workers in Busan, medical staff in Seoul and Busan, and health insurance workers nationwide, South Korea, to begin strike Oct. 11.

South Pacific/Oceania - TS Bolaven tracking west-northwest in West Pacific Ocean evening Oct. 9; close approach to Yap State, Micronesia through Oct. 9.

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Today, October 9

GBTA Project, Crew and Team Summit
October 11

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

GBTA Southern Africa Conference 2023
October 25

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

GBTA Conference 2024 - Mexico City
April 3 - 4

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In the debut episode of "GBT-AI," host Kevin Fliess, CMO, GBTA, gathers AI and business travel experts: Tom Allen (CEO, The AI Journal), Sam Hilgendorf (CIO, Fox World Travel), and Matt Orrego (CEO, Cornerstone Information Systems). They delve into the transformative role of AI in business travel. Don't miss this foundational discussion on generative AI and its potential to revolutionize the industry. Tune in for more insights in future episodes. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Spotify to hear it first!

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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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