January 17, 2023

News to Know

EU Must ‘Prepare Better’ to Deal with Future Travel Crises

The European Union has been urged to “prepare itself better” for potential future emergencies following a review of the digital tools used to allow travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A report by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) found that only the EU’s digital Covid certificate was “effective in facilitating travel” during the pandemic, with other tools developed by the EU during this period only having a “modest” impact.

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Delta Expects Steady Corporate Sales in Early 2023 (BTN EUROPE)

Global Air Travel Forecast to Bounce Back by Mid-2023 as China Reopens (FINANCIAL TIMES)

Frontier Airlines Drops Human-To-Human Customer Service (FORBES)


The Responsible Business Roadmap: Transforming Travel (BLOOMBERG)

The Future of Business Is Digital and Sustainable (HOSPITALITY TODAY)

Japanese Airlines Land Deals for Sustainable Jet Fuel from U.S. Maker (NIKKEI, may require subscription)


Cvent and MeetingPackage Announce Global Integration Partnership (MARKET SCREENER)

Registration Now Open for 30th Edition of Arabian Travel Market (ZAWYA)

Zoom Doesn’t Cut It as Corporate Travelers Seek More Conference Networking (SKIFT, may require subscription)

Industry Spotlight


Volunteers Needed

GBTA and ITM are looking for a few more US, Canada, LATAM or APAC based volunteers to assist with a Global Ground Transportation RFP Task Force. This RFP is scheduled to be available for 2023, and the 2024 RFP Season.

Do you have expertise as either a buyer or a supplier in the ground transportation segment? We are still looking for Buyers and TMC members who work with ground transportation in their daily job.

The project will begin early 2023 and commence in mid 2023, hopefully over a 12 week period. The project will consist of a series of calls once every 2 weeks, mixed with some independent work to easily align with personal schedules for your assigned group and duties.

If you are interested in serving on the task force, please submit your application here by January 27th.

If you have any additional questions, please reach out to Morgan Cook, [email protected].

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Belgium and France - Adverse winter weather forecast across much of mainland France and Belgium through Jan. 18. Hazardous travel conditions are likely.

India - Vishwa Hindu Parishad plans protests at district headquarters across India Jan. 17-18. Increased security likely; clashes possible.

South Africa - Protests are likely nationwide in South Africa through January due to the ongoing energy crisis.

Spain - Unionized taxi drivers to strike and protest in central Barcelona, Spain, Jan. 17. Localized disruptions likely.

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