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January 12, 2024

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8 Key Takeaways from 2023 for Hospitality Professionals

Despite some lingering concerns around the broader economy and geo-political instability, we can confidently say that travel has fully recovered in 2023.

While obstacles still remain and will continue to rise, we can look back on 2023 and forward in 2024 with optimism and recognize the potential for growth and innovation.

Here are our key learnings from 2023...

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How Technology Can Help Airlines Meet Traveler Expectations (PHOCUSWIRE)

TSA’s Pre-Check Program Adds Airlines and Generates Big Revenue (FORBES)

IATA: Surging Passenger Numbers in Global Air Travel (TRAVEL AND TOUR WORLD)


Indian Hospitality Sector Forecasts a Promising 2024 (TTG ASIA)

IHG Expands Premium Portfolio in Saudi Arabia with the Signing of voco & Suites Jeddah (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Online Direct Bookings Are Driving Innovation in Hospitality, Survey Finds (PHOCUSWIRE)


ICCA Establishes Exciting Official Partnership with Arabian Travel Market (4HOTELIERS, GBTA FEATURED)

Japan Reclaims Position Among World's Top Passports for Travel Freedom (NIKKEI)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA Mexico
Exhibit at GBTA LATAM Conference in Mexico City

April 3 - 4

The post-event survey from the GBTA LATAM Conference in Mexico City last year revealed that attendees were interested in seeing a greater variety of companies on the Expo Floor.

Some of the companies that could enhance the offerings for travel buyers include technology companies, expense tracking solutions, risk management, travel insurance, visa and passport agencies, corporate cards, and more. If you're looking to reach the Mexico and Latin American market, we highly recommend exploring this opportunity. Please note that space at this event is limited. See expo map or contact us at [email protected]

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Australia - Heatwave to persist across WA, NT, and SA, Australia, through Jan. 16, with increased risk of bushfires. Disruptions possible.

Germany and Luxembourg - Rail strike by German union disrupts international rail travel with Luxembourg as of Jan. 10; widespread domestic rail disruptions ongoing.

United States - Adverse winter weather forecast across parts of the Northwest, West, and Southwest, US through Jan. 14. Hazardous travel conditions likely.

United States - Flood threat likely to persist across parts of the eastern US through at least Jan. 11. Power outages ongoing, transport disruptions likely.

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Upcoming Events

Fundamentals of Business Travel Management
Winter session: starts January 19

Sustainable Travel Management
Next session: starts February 5

GBTA Conference 2024 - Mexico City
April 3 - 4

Fundamentals of Business Travel Management
Spring session: starts April 4

GBTA Conference 2024 - Toronto
April 22 - 24

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This is the year you become an indispensable travel management expert. Take the first steps by registering for The Fundamentals of Business Travel Management.

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