February 13, 2023

News to Know

Why the EU's New Emissions Rules Could Raise Airline Ticket Prices

With changes to the EU's Emissions Trading System (ETS) on the horizon, analysts expect the increased costs for the aviation industry will hit passengers in the pocket.

As reported in the Financial Times, tickets could go up as much as €10 ($10.70) per return flight within the next few years due to increased emissions levies raising airline operational costs - EU officials have granted their initial approval for the changes, with a final vote set to take place this spring.

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The Big 3 US Airlines’ Carry-On Baggage Restrictions (SIMPLE FLYING)

European Airlines Expand China Operations (AIN ONLINE)

A Continent-By-Continent Guide to the Airlines with the Largest Networks by Destinations Served (SIMPLE FLYING)


LATAM Airlines Switches to Sustainable Video Ads (AD EXCHANGER)

Airlines Vie to Be the World’s Greenest (2GB)


Uber, Lyft Earnings May Bode Well for Travel Trends (PHOCUSWIRE)


What’s Impacting the Meetings & Events Industry (TRAVEL PULSE)

AmEx, Microsoft Partner for Expense Reporting in Business Travel (THE PAYPERS)

The Workplace Has Changed. Does Your Travel & Expense Match Up? (BTN EUROPE)

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GBTA Convention 2023
Corporate Travel Team Program

The Corporate Travel Team Program was introduced to help companies like yours bring more of your travel buyer team to GBTA Convention. The Corporate Travel Team Program provides value to your investment while making it easier for your organization to reach its business goals.

Here’s how it works:
Organizations will receive unlimited complimentary buyer registrations after four (4) paid registrations. Attendees must be active, direct members of GBTA to qualify.

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GBTA Webinar
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?
  • The use of technology to support employees in the event of a crisis.
  • 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 western and central Canada, through at least Feb. 14. Hazardous travel conditions likely.

India - India to host Aero India 2023 aerospace-defense exhibition in Bengaluru Feb. 13-17. Tight security likely, flight disruptions possible.

South Africa - Union to protest against unpaid medical aid in Woodmead, Johannesburg, South Africa Feb. 14.

Syria and Turkey - Response operations continue as death toll continues to rise following major earthquakes in southern Turkey Feb. 13. Aftershocks ongoing.

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Upcoming Events

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

GBTA’s BTI Outlook: A Look at Europe
February 22 | 3:00 PM CET

GBTA Conference 2023 | Mexico City
March 15 - 16

GBTA Convention 2023
Aug 13 - 15

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Spencer Brace, Head of Growth at TROOP explains why they took part in GBTA’s Sustainability Summit, what is needed to create a greener future for business travel, and how they are supporting the business travel industry’s sustainability journey.

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