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November 7, 2022

News to Know

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.

For Sydney-based Harris, exhausting one-day treks to Melbourne or Brisbane – meaning four taxi rides, two flights, extended waits and the risk of delays – are no more after a pandemic-driven reassessment of his travel habits.

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SIA Steps up Asian Flights (TTR WEEKLY)

Qantas ‘Firmly Back’ to Pre-Covid Performance in October (TRAVEL WEEKLY)


PwC Forecasts 2023 UK Hotel Rate Rises Amid ‘Economic Headwinds’ (BTN EUROPE)


Comment: Sustainability Is Fundamental to Travel Brand Development (TRAVEL WEEKLY)

Driving Sustainability in Corporate Travel and Beyond (TRAVEL DAILY MEDIA)


Forrester: Sustainability Presents New Opportunities for Marketers (MARKETING DIVE)

Amadeus Profit Jumps as Travel Sector Continues Recovery (REUTERS)

What Exit? China Doubles Down on Zero-COVID Pledge Despite Public Frustration (CNN)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA Sustainability Summit | Brussels, 8 November 2022
Insights from GBTA Sustainability Leaders

Nora Lovell Marchant, Vice President, Global Sustainability, American Express Global Business Travel and member of GBTA’s Sustainability Leadership Council, shares insights on what is needed to build a greener future for business travel. Join GBTA and other sustainability leaders as we work towards solutions at our upcoming Sustainability Summit, November 8 in Brussels.

Register for the GBTA Conference 2022 – Brussels in Partnership with VDR and Sustainability Summit together and save €100!

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PATA - GBTA APAC Travel Summit
Day 2 | Main Stage Sessions Announced

Don’t miss this two-day education and tradeshow event December 8-9 in Bangkok at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC) Bangkok, Thailand.

Main stage sessions are now confirmed, and Day Two will feature discussions on Travel Risk Management and The Future of Travel.

Travel Risk Management
The past two years have been a stark reminder of the need to be flexible, patient and ensure your crisis response plans are maintained and tested regularly. Customer support and duty of care are paramount, and threats are not always foreseen or visible. What have we learned and how are we applying those lessons for the future?

The Future of Travel
What does the future hold for travel? We’ll address the emerging trends and evolving roles impacted and accelerated by the pandemic including people, planet, and process.

Register now and secure your space.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Ecuador - Authorities in Ecuador impose state of exception in Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas Province effective Nov. 5; disruptions likely.

Greece - Unions plan 24-hour nationwide strike and protests in Greece Nov. 9; disruptions to transport and public services likely.

United Kingdom - Unionized railway workers in the UK suspend strikes scheduled on Nov. 5, 7, 9. Strike in London on Nov. 10 to proceed as planned.

United States - Adverse winter weather forecast across parts of the western US through at least Nov. 7. Hazardous travel conditions likely.

Uzbekistan - Authorities will suspend flight services at Samarkand International Airport, Uzbekistan, Nov. 8-11. Reconfirm flights.

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Upcoming Events

GBTA Sustainability Summit
November 8 - 10
Brussels, Belgium

GBTA Conference 2022 – Brussels in Partnership with VDR
November 8 - 10

Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management™
November 11
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Dawn of the Employee-Centric Travel Program?
November 30
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

PATA – GBTA APAC Travel Summit - Global Business Travel Association - GBTA
December 8 - 9
Bangkok, Thailand

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Calling all GBTA Europe attendees: If you’re looking for impactful ways to integrate sustainable initiatives into your #TravelProgram, consult with BCD’s experts. Add their speaker lineup to your calendar and pre-book an appointment to connect onsite.

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