February 22, 2023

News to Know

New U.S. Audit Aims to Determine Why Air Travel Has Been So Bumpy

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Inspector General’s office announced Tuesday that it will launch an audit to examine the causes of recent flight delays and cancellations while assessing whether federal regulators have controls in place to ensure that information reported by airlines is accurate.

In a memo, Nelda Z. Smith, assistant inspector general for aviation audits, noted that of more than 600,000 flights scheduled by U.S. carriers in June 2022, more than 100,000 were delayed and more than 18,000 were canceled. Smith also cited issues with airline operations during the 2022 holiday season, when more than 30,000 flights were delayed or canceled.

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Aerocloud Lands $12.6M Investment For Airport Management Tech (PHOCUSWIRE)


Trivago Sees Big Opportunity In Direct Hotel Booking (HOSPITALITY TODAY)


Being a Socially Responsible Airline (IATA)

United Airlines, Five Other Companies Launch Effort to Develop Sustainable Aviation Fuel (CNBC)

United Announces Sustainable Flight Fund (PHOCUSWIRE)


IHG: Business Travel 'Alive and Well' After Sturdy Q4 (BTN)

BCD, Amadeus Expand Partnership with Agreement Renewal (BTN)

Expedia: Travelers Plan Ahead for 2023 (HOSPITALITY TODAY)

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GBTA Sustainability Summit
Building a Greener Future for Business Travel

GBTA will be hosting its second global Sustainability Summit on building a greener future for business travel on June 13 in Washington, DC. This one-day, high-level event, will bring together experts, industry and policy leaders to outline concrete solutions to manage the environmental impact of business travel.

It will address key topics that require radical industry collaboration, such as the development of clean travel solutions, sharing of information and data, and empowerment of business travelers to select greener travel options.

This must-attend, interactive event will foster connections and exchange by providing a forum for frank discussions about challenges and opportunities to drive climate action in the business travel sector. The Sustainability Summit will also inform discussions at the GBTA Legislative Summit in the two days to follow, where attendees will advocate for policies that help finance and accelerate the green transition.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Australia - Activists to stage demonstrations in multiple cities in Australia Feb. 23-25. Increased security, disruptions likely; skirmishes possible.

Madagascar, Mozambique and South Africa - Severe Tropical Stom Freddy tracking westwards across south central Madagascar early Feb. 22.

United States - Adverse winter weather forecast across western, north-central, and northeastern US through Feb. 23. Hazardous travel conditions are likely.

Western, Central, and Southern Europe - Pro-Ukraine activists and political groups plan rallies across Europe, Feb. 24-25. Heightened security, and localized disruptions likely.

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Upcoming Events

GBTA’s BTI Outlook: A Look at Europe
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Carbon Emissions Reporting: What's the Best Practice?
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