February 20, 2023

News to Know

Top of the List: London Heathrow Serves the World's Busiest Long-Haul Routes

When it comes to passenger traffic, Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International is the busiest airport in the world. Several other US airports follow in this space. Yet, regarding the demand for particular routes, other airports across the globe have a greater holding.

The world’s busiest airline routes can be found within a group of eastern and southeastern metropolises. They may not be the most prolific tourism paths, but they are integral to local communities.

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FAA Introduces New Rule to Boost Airport Safety (SIMPLE FLYING)

Emirates to Build $135m Pilot-Training Centre as Travel Demand Soars (THE NATIONAL NEWS)

IATA: India’s Domestic Air Travel in 2022 Reached 85% of 2019 Level (SIMPLE FLYING)


STR: Top Hospitality Industry Challenges and Strengths (HOSPITALITY TODAY)

Online Travel Agencies Gain Hotel Booking Ground in 2022 (PHOCUSWIRE)

Kayak Co-founder Prepares to Launch Hotel Reviews and Booking in New App (PHOCUSWIRE)


Hong Kong: We Are Open for Business (SUN STAR)

Carwiz Expands to Hungary (AUTO RENTAL NEWS)

Tesla to Open Chargers in Massive White House Infrastructure Push (AUTO RENTAL NEWS)

Industry Spotlight

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 Europe
GBTA’s BTI Outlook: A Look at Europe

Wednesday, February 22 | 3:00 PM CET

Pricing: Complimentary

Join us for a look at the state of the business travel industry in Europe and what’s likely in store for the next five years.

In partnership with Mastercard, this 30-minute webinar will focus on Europe with a deep-dive into the region focusing on key topics including business travel trends, insights into business travelers’ sentiment toward returning to travel, how sustainability and technology are changing business travel, and more.


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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Africa - Very Intense TC Freddy tracking west-southwestward in the Indian Ocean Feb. 20. Close approach to Mauritius and Reunion Feb. 20-21.

Brazil - Disruptions due to flooding ongoing across parts of Sao Paulo State, Brazil, as of Feb. 19. Fatalities reported.

Lithuania - US Embassy issues security alert for planned protest in front of Belarusian Embassy in Vilnius, Lithuania, 18:00-20:30 Feb. 20.

Mexico - Severe weather conditions forecast across parts of Mexico through at least Feb. 20. Flooding and disruptions possible.

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Upcoming Events

GBTA’s BTI Outlook: A Look at Europe
February 22
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Carbon Emissions Reporting: What's the Best Practice?
March 15
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March 15 - 16

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Aug 13 - 15

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{GBTA Podcast} Business Travel Trends Driving the Future of Spend Management

Clive Cornelius, Head of Travel Segment at Visa Business Solutions Europe and Peter van Spaandonk Head of Sales Europe at Yokoy discuss one of the hot topics in our industry: managing business travel expenses. Listen now

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