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October 18, 2023

News to Know

Travel, Shopping Platforms Teaming Up to Fight Fake Reviews

Well-known travel and shopping platforms such as Amazon and Tripadvisor are joining forces to fight fake reviews. Glassdoor, Trustpilot, Expedia Group and are also among the companies that said they’re starting a coalition Tuesday with the goal of protecting access to “trustworthy consumer reviews.” The Coalition for Trusted Reviews will share methods on detecting fake reviews, among other work.

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European Airlines in Deal Drive to Boost Profits and Open Up Routes (FINANCIAL TIMES)

How U.S. Airlines Have Changed Their Top Ten Markets Since 2019 (TRAVEL RADAR)

Delta, United Airlines Make Accessibility Improvements for Passengers (JACKSON PROGRESS)


Bedbugs: Hotels Turn to Tech as Outbreaks Rise (BBC)


Bleisure Travel and Digital Nomadism: A Dynamic Duo Transforming Work and Travel With Workplace Mental Health Benefits (IOL)

A Just Transition to a Sustainable Future (AIRLINES)


Business Travel Gateway Between Asia and Australia Soars (TRAVEL DAILY MEDIA)

AI and Other Technologies Are Helping to Improve Business Travel: Insights From American Express (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Internal Meetings Set to Drive M&E Growth in 2024 – Amex GBT (BTN EUROPE)

Industry Spotlight

Don't Miss Out on This Year's GBTA WINiT Summit

October 26th | Brooklyn, New York

Attend this half-day event for a chance to meet and network with business travel professionals to change and bring forth positive impact on the lives and career of women in travel-related industries.

Registration and networking start at 11:30 AM, followed by our Bold Women Bold Voices agenda through 4 PM ET.



GBTA Convention 2024
Call for Proposals is Now Open!

Deadline to Submit: December 15, 2023

GBTA is seeking industry professionals to contribute new ideas, solutions, and innovations for current issues and challenges that confront the travel industry.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Asia - TD 16W tracking northwestward in the South China Sea as of early Oct. 18. Landfall over Hainan Island, China, late Oct. 18-early Oct. 19.

Canada and United States - Rallies denouncing Gaza hospital strike, Israel-Hamas conflict likely in cities in the US and Canada through October. Tight security likely.

India - Authorities extend mobile internet suspension across Manipur State, India, through 19:45 Oct. 21 due to ongoing unrest.

Middle East/North Africa - Protest denouncing Gaza hospital strike, showing support for Palestinians likely across Middle East and North Africa through late October.

Western, Central, and Southern Europe - Gatherings and security threats related to Israel-Hamas conflict likely across Europe through mid-October. Heightened security likely.

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Upcoming Events

What Travel Managers and Travelers Agree (and Disagree) On
Today, October 18

Advanced Priniciples of Business Travel Management
October 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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Join our webinar exploring what travel managers and travelers agree (and disagree) on to dive deep into the comprehensive research report on the priorities and challenges of today's business travelers and travel managers.

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Alexandria, Virginia (Remote)

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