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February 2, 2024

News to Know

Google Will Update Flight Emissions Calculations in Its Travel Impact Model

Google will make updates to its Travel Impact Model (TIM), a tool it created in 2022 to calculate flight emissions at the individual passenger level.

The changes were announced by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), which serves as the secretariat of an independent advisory committee created last summer to oversee future updates to the TIM and to ensure it provides accurate, transparent and consistent emissions data.

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Frontier Airlines Introduces New Business Travel Program (TRAVEL PULSE)

Emirates Announces 99.9% Luggage Delivery Success Rate (ARABIAN BUSINESS)

The Rising Problem of Drunk and Disorderly Flyers – And What Airlines Are Doing About It (TELEGRAPH)


Under 20% of Travelers Occasionally Rent Electric Vehicles (AUTO RENTAL NEWS)


WeTravel Expands Platform With Multi-Product Launch (PHOCUSWIRE)

Charting the Course for the Business Travel Industry in 2024 (KHALEEJ TIMES)

Egencia to Add Fraud Detection Services Via Expedia Partnership (BTN EUROPE)

Business Travel Trends 2024: The Changing Face of the Work Trip (CITY AM)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA Convention 2024
There’s Still Time!

GBTA Convention 2024 Early Bird Ends on February 4

Join the thousands of professionals who will gather at the GBTA Convention again this year to play a vital role in shaping the future. As the industry's largest gathering of business travel professionals from around the world, the GBTA Convention is where the many voices of the industry come together to explore, learn and connect to achieve what’s next.

There are only a couple days left to secure the lowest available rates on your GBTA Convention registration. Early Bird rate goes through February 4 at 11:59 PM ET.

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Removing Barriers to Accessibility – Your Feedback Needed

While about 40% of business travelers identify as having accessibility requirements (Accessio 2022), these needs have been under-addressed. This Spring, the GBTA Foundation, in collaboration with the DEI Committee, will be releasing industry and best practice standards to expand accessible business travel programs. Share your input by February 16 so we can learn more about the policies and practices that are shaping the industry. Your feedback will feed into the toolkit that the GBTA Foundation will release on Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 18.


Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

China - Adverse winter weather forecast across parts of east-central China through at least Feb. 5. Hazardous travel conditions likely.

Germany - Unionized ground staff to strike at Hamburg Airport in Germany on Feb. 2. Air travel disruptions likely.

Iraq - Iraq-based Iraqi Airways will suspend flights between Baghdad and Moscow, Russia, until further notice beginning Feb. 3. Reconfirm flights.

United States - Increased volcanic activity at Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii, US, as of Feb. 1. Eruption possible; authorities raise alert level.

Vietnam - Fog causing transport disruptions, flight delays at Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) in Hanoi, Vietnam, Feb. 2. Confirm flights.

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Upcoming Events

Sustainable Travel Management
Next session: starts February 26

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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Join Our Upcoming Webinar: Travel Risk Management (TRM) in a Post-COVID World: Best Practices, Policies, and the Travel Manager’s Role

📅 Date: February 14th
⏰ Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

We're thrilled to invite you to our upcoming webinar, Travel Risk Management (TRM) in a Post-COVID World: Best Practices, Policies, and...

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