February 1, 2023

News to Know

U.S. Proposes New Consumer Protection Rules for Airline Passengers

The U.S. Transportation Department proposed new rules to strengthen airline passenger protection and require airlines to provide vouchers that do not expire when passengers are unable to fly for certain pandemic-related reasons.

The rules would codify the Transportation Department’s longstanding interpretation that failing to provide refunds when an airline cancels or significantly changes a U.S. flight constitutes an unfair practice.

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Airlines Cancel over 1,400 U.S. Flights as Ice Storm Hits Multiple States (ZAWYA)

Norway's Flyr Files for Bankruptcy, Cancels All Flights (AVIATION WEEK)

Airlines Promise They’re Investing in Technology (CIO DIVE)


Reed & Mackay Integrates Squake Carbon Data (BTN)

Sustainability Trends 2023: Goodbye Greenwashing, Hello Business Results (FORBES)

New Efforts Spotlight Sustainability in Rentals (PHOCUSWIRE)


Pricing a Business Travel Rebound: Three Hotel Sales Near Convention Centers Hint at Things to Come (COSTAR)

European Buyers See Strong Return of International Travel (BTN EUROPE) – FEATURES GBTA

Turkey Plays New Role as Business Travel Hub for Russia’s Displaced Corporations (SKIFT)

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GBTA Convention 2023
GBTA 2023 Convention Ambassador Program

GBTA is looking for members to each serve 8 hours during Convention 2023 as Convention Ambassadors. All Ambassadors will receive a preferred registration rate of $150 to attend 2023 GBTA Convention. The application deadline will be May 1st, 2023. Please review all terms before applying.

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Ensuring Duty of Care: A Look at Travel Risk Management Best Practices

February 15 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Effective travel risk management is a key component of fulfilling this duty of care. Join us on February 15th at 11 AM EST, as we examine:

  • How to identify and assess business travel risks?
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  • Importance of regularly reviewing and updating travel risk management policies
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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Canada - Adverse winter weather forecast across parts of southwestern Canada through at least Feb. 2. Hazardous travel conditions likely.

Japan - Snowstorms, rough seas, and strong winds forecast across northern Japan through at least Feb. 2. Hazardous travel conditions likely.

Mexico - Winter storm forecast to impact much of northern and northwestern Mexico through at least Feb. 2. Hazardous travel conditions likely.

Middle East/North Africa - Severe weather forecast across parts of the Middle East through at least Feb. 3. Possible transport, business, and utility disruptions.

Netherlands - Unionized bus and train staff to strike nationwide in the Netherlands, Feb. 6-10; transport disruptions likely.

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Ensuring Duty of Care: A Look at Travel Risk Management Best Practices
February 15 | 11:00 AM

GBTA Conference 2023 | Mexico City
March 15 - 16

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GBTA’s latest research points to optimistic outlooks, continued recovery, employee willingness to travel, sector spending variances, easing of supplier staffing constraints, and a mixed outlook on China travel.

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