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October 25, 2023

News to Know

Narrowly Averted Disasters Beg the Question: How Safe Is Flying?

A pair of recent alarming incidents — including one involving an off-duty pilot who said he took psychedelic mushrooms before allegedly nearly causing a plane to crash — are raising fresh concerns about aviation safety.

Why it matters: Air traffic controllers and other experts are warning that the system is overtaxed and that a recent spate of near-misses are blaring warning sirens that must be addressed.

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How Amadeus Wants Airlines to Transition to Modern Distribution (PHOCUSWIRE)

Flights Are Arriving Earlier Than Ever Before—or Are They? (CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER)

ASEAN Airlines and Brands Soar in Post-Pandemic Recovery (KOREA IT TIMES)


How Are Hotels Adapting to the Modern Traveller? (IOL)


Spreading Wings Wide – India’s Outbound Travel Market (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Tripadvisor Launches New AI Travel Planning Features (PHOCUSWIRE)

What to Know About Travel Safety as the Israel-Hamas War Continues (NBC NEWS)

South African Business Travellers Feeling the Pressure of Inflation and Rising Global Costs (IOL)

BCD Meetings & Events Expands Suite of Engagement Services (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

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.



October GBTA Volunteer of the Month

Terri Moreno, GTP GLP
Manager - Travel, Expense & Fleet
The Aspen Group

Terri has been working in the corporate travel industry for 20+ years. Her expertise is in small to mid-sized company travel program management. Her experience runs from end-to-end including vendor negotiations and relations, GDS reservations and ticketing, online booking and expense tool implementation and back-office administration, policy compliance, traveler satisfaction, T&E card administration, expense auditing, and fleet operations.

Terri is currently President of GBTA Upstate New York. She previously served as Vice President of the GBTA Chapter Presidents’ Council, and as a member of the NAPCP Travel Card Advisory Team. She has been the recipient of several industry scholarships and awards, including the GBTA CPC Business Travel Service Award. Though born and bred in NYC, Terri lives in Upstate New York with her husband, John, and their Thai rescue dog, Drossel.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Indonesia - Political rally underway in Jakarta, Indonesia, as morning of Oct. 25. Increased security, transport disruptions likely.

Mexico - Hurricane Otis tracking north-northwest in North Pacific Ocean, late Oct. 24. Landfall forecast over Guerrero State, Mexico, early Oct. 25.

Spain - Unionized workers to strike and demonstrate across Basque Country, Spain, Oct. 25. Increased security, transport disruptions likely.

Vanuatu - Tropical Cyclone Lola tracks southwestward over central Vanuatu Oct. 25. Landfall over eastern North Province, New Caledonia late Oct. 27.

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Upcoming Events

GBTA Southern Africa Conference 2023
Today, October 25

GBTA WINiT Summit 2023
Tomorrow, October 26

Advanced Priniciples of Business Travel Management
October 26

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

GBTA Conference 2024 - Mexico City
April 3 - 4

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GBTA Wins Climate Change Award at A World for Travel Summit for Sustainability Efforts

GBTA was awarded the Climate Change Award at the 4th edition of the A World For Travel sustainability summit in recognition of its extensive sustainability agenda and leadership in driving change in the travel industry...

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