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Inflation has airline ticket prices skyrocketing, but the TSA just slashed the price of its PreCheck program, which lets flyers cut the airport security line

Americans have seen the price of everything from groceries to gas rise this year, but one travel perk is getting a rare price cut. The Transportation Security Administration announced it's slashing its enrollment fee for its PreCheck program to $78 from $85. The service allows qualifying travelers to skip busy security screening lines at the airport for the next 5 years. Read more

Airlines reboot as COVID sparks a revolution in one-day business trips

Airlines around the world are ripping up schedules and bringing in new flights to cope with a COVID-triggered trend in corporate travel for executives like Jerome Harris – the scrapping of one-day business trips in favor of longer stays. Read more

The Business of Travel
How travel managers cand rive insights and outcomes using data and AI

With data and technology available increasingly in abundance in the business travel sector, how can you harness and make the most of it? Peter Psaltakis, Director Solutions Engineering, and Stephen Pitcher, Chief Data Science Officer, both from FCM joined Debbie Iannaci, head of GBTA Communications and Research during the 2022 GBTA Convention to provide their perspectives on why travel managers are challenged with converting data into insights, the role artificial intelligence (AI) can play, how predictive analytics can aid proactive decisions, and data’s role in the “triple bottom-line” of people, planet and profit. Listen Now

Henry Herald
Southwest Airlines closer to solving it's biggest problem

The airline has faced a lot of problems coming out of the covid pandemic, but it's working toward solving a major customer pain point. The pandemic created a perfect storm of problems for the airline industry. Air travel effectively ground to a halt because nobody needed to go anywhere. Schedules were slashed and the flights that actually took off were flying much less than full. Read more

CVent: Time for hotels to 'grow up'

Cvent CEO Reggie Aggarwal in the meetings technology company’s third-quarter earnings calls fended off analyst questioning about a looming recessionary environment, pointing to the diversification of the tech provider’s platform to hybrid and virtual options through the pandemic. In a show of confidence going into the fourth quarter and year end, executives raised revenue guidance for both metrics. Read more

GBTA's first Sustainability Summit harnesses collective efforts for driving action to net zero business travel

An acknowledgment of urgency, value of collaboration, and the need for concrete action were the pervasive drivers of GBTA’s first Global Sustainability Summit yesterday which focused on decarbonizing business travel in alignment with the Paris Climate Goals – and the 27th United Nations Climate Summit (COP27) happening concurrently this week in Egypt. Read More


TTR Weekly
SIA steps up Asian flights

Singapore Airlines has reinstated flights and increased services across its global network, including flights to key Asian destinations following the easing of border restrictions. Read more

Business travel industry unites for GBTA Europe Conference 2022 in partnership with VDR

GBTA and German business travel buyer association, VDR wrapped up their eighth successful joint regional conference in Europe this week. Hosted at the Square – Brussels Convention Centre, 8-10 November, the event brought together more than 800 attendees from 22 countries for insights, collaboration, networking, and education under GBTA’s guiding theme for the business travel industry of (Re)Connect, (Re)Imagine, (Re)Create. Read more

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