January 26, 2023

News to Know

Airlines Issue Travel Waivers as Winter Storm Pushes Northeast. Which Cities Are Covered?

Yesterday a winter storm in the U.S. prompted warnings and advisories from Missouri all the way to Maine. More than 3,000 U.S. flights were delayed and more than 600 flights were canceled as of 3:30 PM ET Wednesday, according to flight-tracking website FlightAware.

All airlines are required by the U.S. Department of Transportation to offer full refunds when a flight is canceled for any reason, but every major airline is also offering travel waivers for select cities, due to the storm.

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Southwest CEO Maps Out a Recovery After Holiday Meltdown: ‘We Have Work to Do’ (CNBC)


'No Need to Stop Flying' to Achieve Net Zero, Says Tory Group (TTG MEDIA)


European Hotel Rates Soar Despite Lower Occupancy Levels (BTN EUROPE)

STR: Most Global Regions Showed Full RevPAR Recovery in 2022 (HOSPITALITY NET)


Experts Say 2023 Is All About ‘Revenge Travel’ (BUSINESS LOUNGE DAILY)

More Corporates Seeking Agent Support for Business Travel, Advantage Finds (TRAVEL WEEKLY)

Expedia Group Working with Tech Startups to Make Travel More Accessible (SKIFT)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA Celebrates The BTN Europe 2023 Hotlisters Driving Industry Change

Yesterday the Business Travel News Europe 2023 Hotlist was unveiled which annually recognizes the “people, products, companies, and trends driving change in the business travel industry.”

It is our pleasure to spotlight and celebrate those from our GBTA community who were named to the Hotlist of well-deserved recipients. Congratulations to:

Selected from more than 200 nominations, five people, six organizations and eight key developments comprise this year's Hotlist selected by the BTN editorial team with advisement from “Hotlisters” from 2022. Congratulations to all who were recognized for their contributions and achievements.

Read the full 2023 BTN Europe Hotlist here.


GBTA Conference 2023 Hamburg in Partnership with VDR
GBTA is Now Accepting Proposals for Education Sessions in Hamburg

GBTA is seeking industry professionals to contribute new ideas, solutions, and innovations for current issues and challenges that confront the travel industry. With your unique perspective and insight, we can continue to deliver the best education on the topics most relevant to business travel.

New this year! To streamline the submission and review process, GBTA has removed the draft PPT requirement. The entire session proposal can be submitted via the online form in the Submission Portal.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Canada and United States - Adverse winter weather forecast across central and northeastern US and southern Canada through Jan. 27. Hazardous travel conditions likely.

Cambodia - Cambodian People's Party (CPP) to hold general assembly in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Jan. 28-29. Tight security, traffic disruptions likely.

Eastern Europe and Central Asia - Conflict-related sanctions and restrictions continue to cause disruptions in Europe through late January

United Kingdom - Residual disruptions possible at Bristol Airport, UK, after runway lights fail Jan. 25, briefly preventing flights from landing, taking off.

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