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November 30, 2022

News to Know

Remote And Hybrid Work Is Boosting Commercial Air Travel

Commercial air travel in the U.S. was incredibly robust last week, with passenger volumes topping or exceeding 2.3 million on most days. Thanksgiving was a major driver of demand, of course, but there may be another reason why travelers were able to board planes consistently throughout the week: remote and hybrid work.

Even though most offices and businesses have fully reopened following the pandemic, remote and hybrid work remains the norm for millions of American workers, allowing them to save both time and money they would have otherwise spent on commuting.

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AirAsia Parent Narrows Q3 Loss On Strong Demand Recovery, Upbeat Outlook (REUTERS)

Frontier Airlines Expands Unlimited Flight Pass To Children (SIMPLE FLYING)

Asia-Pacific Air Travel Rebound Continues In October: AAPA (FLIGHT GLOBAL)


Tallinn Airport Takes Major Stride Towards Carbon Neutrality (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Airbus And Renault Join Forces To Develop Future Battery Solutions (SIMPLE FLYING)

Adoption Of Green Technologies Will Hit Demand, Warns Heathrow Sustainability Lead (TRAVEL WEEKLY)


Hotel Bookings Up This Holiday Season, Indicating A Boost For The Hospitality Industry (KOMO NEWS)

US Economy Challenges Limit Business Travel Rebound Opportunities (SIMPLE FLYING)

Hyatt To Acquire Dream Hotel Group (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Industry Spotlight

Pricing the future of business travel
with Dr. Shawn DuBravac

It’s a rare moment when headlines aren’t awash with news of inflation, geopolitical hair-raisers and the race to combat climate change.

Internationally-recognized thought leader, New York Times bestselling author, futurist, and top-rated keynote speaker Dr. Shawn DuBravac delivers pragmatic and provocative insights on the trends, technologies and paradigms transforming the globe.

Hot on the heels of his predictions in the GBTA CWT Global Business Travel Forecast 2023 that reveals global and regional price projections and analysis for airfares, hotel rooms and cost-per-attendee (meetings & events), DuBravac speaks to CWT Communications Chief Julian Walker about the critical issues that could influence pricing and how we travel & meet in 2023.

Find out:

  • Is a global recession inevitable and what does that mean for the price of hotels, airfares, care hire and events?
  • How the macroeconomic outlook could materialise differently around the world.
  • How corporates and organizations can reconcile uncertainty with budget planning.
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GBTA Board of Directors Town Hall

This Virtual Event will be held on December 1, 2022

11:00 – 12:00 EST | 10:00 – 11:00 CST | 16:00 – 17:00 GMT | 17:00 – 18:00 CET

Please join us for our year-end virtual Board of Directors Town Hall, as we near the end of 2022, the Board will give updates and reflect on our association’s present and future initiatives.

The ongoing mission of the GBTA Board of Directors is to establish the focus and direction of the association. During this Town Hall, the Board will be sharing a high-level look at what they are prioritizing as a Board, and you’ll also hear updates on key GBTA activities. As we are a member-driven organization, the Board of Directors is the organization’s governing body comprised of members from throughout the diverse global business travel industry.

Many opportunities are ahead. GBTA is here to foster professional growth and development for our members throughout their careers, as well as attracting new talent to the industry thought leadership and learning, bringing GBTA value to more regions and people around the world.

And as always, we want to hear from you during the Q&A session. We forward to seeing you there!

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APAC Travel Summit

The joint event in Asia will address best practices in the corporate travel, MICE and tourism spheres. The two-day educational and tradeshow event, under the theme “Getting Back to Business Travel, Tourism and MICE,” will highlight the challenges and solutions as the industry continues to take shape post pandemic including business travel best practices in procurement-oriented approaches in policy, risk management, sustainability and the future of business travel within the context of the global and Asia-Pacific region’s pandemic recovery.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Brazil - Disruptions due to flooding ongoing across parts of Bahia State, Brazil, as of Nov. 29. Further adverse weather forecast.

Canada and United States - Adverse winter weather forecast across western parts of Canada and the US through at least Dec. 2. Hazardous travel conditions likely.

Greece - Severe weather forecast across much of Greece through at least Dec. 1. Disruptions to transport, business, and utilities possible.

Vietnam - Heavy rainfall forecast across much of Vietnam through at least Dec. 5. Possible flooding and associated disruptions.

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Upcoming Events

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

Global Business Travel Index (BTI)™: Outlook for Global Business Travel 2022 – 2026
December 7
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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