January 27, 2023

News to Know

What to Expect from China’s Travel Rebound

Back in 2019, mainland China was the world’s largest outbound travel market with over 150 million outbound travelers. Since then, strong COVID-19 safety measures, including quarantine on arrival, have all but eliminated China’s inbound and outbound travel.

China recently announced that quarantines will be removed on arrival from January 8 2023. This is similar to Hong Kong’s announcement in September 2022 that it would drop mandatory quarantine on arrival.

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American Airlines Expects Higher Profits as a Result of Booming Travel Demand (BUSINESS LOUNGE DAILY)

U.S. Airlines Forecast Strong 2023 Travel, Costs May Dampen Outlook (REUTERS)

JetBlue Airways Expects Higher Profits in 2023 Thanks to Strong Travel Demand (BUSINESS LOUNGE DAILY)


More Than Two Thirds UK Business Travellers Keen to Travel By Rail (TRAVEL DAILY MEDIA)


5 Trends to Make Business Trips More Sustainable (ESTEREOFONICA)

UK Business Travellers Increasingly Seek Low Carbon Options (BTN EUROPE)


These Are The Most Powerful Passports in the World in 2023 (WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM)

9 Tips for Protecting Your Digital Privacy While Traveling (BUSINESS TRAVEL NOW)

Visa Q1 Led by Travel Surge, New Payments Volume (BUSINESS LOUNGE DAILY)

Industry Spotlight

Industry Leaders Tapped to Serve on U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the appointments of 32 leaders from businesses and organizations in the domestic travel and tourism industry to the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (TTAB). TTAB members advise the Secretary of Commerce on how government policies and programs affect the travel and tourism industry and offer counsel on current and emerging issues to support sustainable growth of the travel and tourism industry as our nation’s economic engine.

GBTA congratulates all the appointees, especially our travel industry partners and including GBTA Allied Leadership Council member, Reggie Aggarwal, Founder and CEO, Cvent. Read more here.


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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

India - Further protests possible across India during screenings of controversial documentary on Gujarat riots as of Jan. 27. Disruptions possible.

Italy - Airport staff to strike nationwide across Italy Jan. 27. Disruptions to flights and airport operations likely.

New Zealand - Flight disruptions reported at Auckland Airport, Auckland, New Zealand, Jan. 27, due to runway closure. Confirm flights.

United Kingdom - Unionized civil servants, including Border Force employees, to strike across UK Feb. 1-2. Airport and port disruptions highly likely.

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GBTA extends a very special congratulations to Nora Lovell Marchant, Esq. GBTA Sustainability Leadership Council member, who has been named to the Business Travel News Europe 2023 Hotlist.

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