February 23, 2023

News to Know

Europe Makes Up Lost Ground and Is Forecasted to Be the Fastest Growing Business Travel Market in 2023

The business travel industry in Europe continues its progress towards pre-pandemic spending levels of USD $392 billion with key business markets in Europe expected to fully recover in 2026. Europe’s business travel spend now accounts for approximately 20% of global spend compared to 27% in 2019.

Emerging Europe and Western Europe were the only regions globally to experience spending declines in 2021, as COVID-19 impacted domestic and regional business travel markets. However Western Europe is expected to experience one the sharpest recoveries by 2026. This is according to the most recent business travel index–the BTI™ Outlook (2022), from GBTA.

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Yesterday, GBTA Europe hosted a 30-minute webinar providing a deeper view into the BTI™ Outlook data, business travel spending, and forecasts focused on European markets. If you missed the webinar, watch it on-demand here.


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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Australia - LGBTQ community to celebrate Mardi Gras at Flinders and Oxford streets in Sydney, Australia, Feb. 25. Traffic disruptions almost certain.

Canada - Adverse winter weather forecast across parts of southern Canada through at least early Feb. 24. Hazardous travel conditions likely.

New Zealand - Severe weather forecast over North Island, New Zealand through at least Feb. 25. Disruptions from Former Cyclone Gabrielle ongoing.

Spain - Adverse winter weather forecast across northern and north-central Spain, through at least Feb. 24. Hazardous travel conditions likely.

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