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January 6, 2023

News to Know

Business Travel Is Booming with
52 Per Cent Growth


Business travel is well and truly back on the agenda as Travel Counsellors, one of the UK’s leading independent travel companies, has reported bumper corporate transactions, with sales for the new financial year (November-December) up by 52 per cent on pre pandemic levels (2019).

Furthermore, corporate sales are 73 per cent up compared to the same period for the previous year (2021), showing that business travellers are continuing to put their trust in Travel Counsellors for business travel bookings.

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Grab My Bag Offers Transparency in Luggage Delivery Service Straight from Baggage Claim (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

CAA Puts Forward Proposals to Improve UK Airspace Change Process (ADS ADVANCE)

What to Expect from Airbus In 2023 (SIMPLE FLYING)


Key Components of Modern Hotel Technology and Revenue Strategies (PHOCUSWIRE)


Internova Travel Group on the Path to Carbon Neutral in 2023 (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)


Simplifying Corporate Rail Travel Is an Environmental and Business Imperative (PHOCUSWIRE)

Airline Organizations Criticize EU Guidance on Arrivals from China (BTN EUROPE) – FEATURES GBTA

Business Travel Assistance App Development (ITIJ)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA Webinar
How AI Can Turn Travel Managers Into Rockstars

January 15 | 11:00 AM EST

Join this session with AppZen to learn what AI is (and what it isn’t) and how AI-driven expense auditing saves you time and money, and reduces errors. Saman Khatami, AppZen’s Director of Product Marketing, will show you how AI can:

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GBTA Convention 2023
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January 17, 2023

Registration is now open for GBTA Convention 2023! Register today for the 54th annual GBTA Convention and join the many voices from around the world focused on shaping the future of business travel.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Canada - Light Rail Transit disruptions are ongoing in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, early Jan. 6 due to freezing rain.

Mexico - Multiple airports in Sinaloa and Sonora states, Mexico, closed as of Jan. 5 amid violence following arrest of Ovidio Guzman. Seek shelter.

Papua New Guinea - Normal flight operations resume at airports in Papua New Guinea as of Jan. 6. Lingering flight disruptions possible. Reconfirm flights.

Ukraine - Military operations continue in southern and eastern regions of Ukraine as of Jan. 5. Russia announces 36-hour ceasefire from 12:00 Jan. 6.

Western, Central, and Southern Europe - European Union recommends COVID-19-related travel restrictions for arrivals from China; several countries introducing measures as of Jan. 5.

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Upcoming Events

[Webinar] How AI Can Turn Travel Managers into Rockstars
January 15 | 11:00 AM

Travel Risk Management Bootcamp Understanding and Implementing ISO31030
January 17 - 18

GBTA Conference 2023 | Mexico City
March 15 - 16

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Explore Travel Risk Management in the context of the new ISO 31030 standard and gain the tools and confidence to update and/or create a robust system within your organization to ensure the safety and well-being of travellers. Learn More

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