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November 3, 2023

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Aviation Leaders Awarded Prestigious CAPA Environmental Sustainability Awards for 2023

Centre for Aviation (CAPA), the world’s trusted source of aviation market intelligence and a part of the Aviation Week Network, recognised Wizz Air, Pegasus Airlines, IndiGo, Volaris and Alaska Airlines among the globe’s top airlines at CAPA’s annual Environmental Sustainability Awards for Excellence in Kuala Lumpur this evening (02-Nov-2023). Other winners included Pittsburgh International Airport and Lufthansa Technik.

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Explained: How Do Airlines Calculate Your Flight Cost? (INDIA TIMES)

The Worst Part About Air Travel? You (FAST COMPANY)

US Airlines and Ethanol Industry Send Letter to US Government Concerning SAFs (OFFSHORE TECHNOLOGY)


Hope for Hotel Rebound in China Now a Reality, InterContinental Says (NIKKEI)

Meliá Introduces Its ME by Meliá Hotel in Asia Pacific (4HOTELIERS)

Airbnb's Chesky Envisions Turning App into "Ultimate Travel Agent" (PHOCUSWIRE)

AI Text Processing Sparks New Phase of Travel Management Productivity (THE COMPANY DIME)

Sabre: GDS Air Market Recovery Slower Than 'Conservative' Guidance (THE BEAT)

GBTA: ‘Optimistic’ Signs for 2024 Despite Ongoing Challenges (BTN EUROPE)

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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

Canada - Unionized public sector workers to strike in Quebec, Canada, on Nov. 6. Public service disruptions likely.

Eastern Europe and Central Asia and Western, Central, and Southern Europe - Conflict-related sanctions and restrictions continue to cause disruptions in Europe as of Nov. 2.

Italy - Unionized transport workers to strike across Italy Nov. 6. Air travel, ground transport disruptions likely.

Western, Central, and Southern Europe - Severe weather forecast across parts of southeastern Europe through at least Nov. 4. Transport, business, and utility disruptions possible.

Western, Central, and Southern Europe - Land border controls between certain European Schengen Area countries to remain in place until at least mid-November.

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Upcoming Events

GBTA Business Travel Forums | Calgary
November 8

GBTA Business Travel Forums | Toronto
November 13

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

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April 3 - 4

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