February 27, 2023

News to Know

Sustainability Moves Up in the Corporate Travel Agenda

We are at a decisive moment in time where governments and organizations move from commitments to actions; from measurement to reducing carbon emissions, and from looking at one sustainability issue to a more holistic view with more elements.  For instance, many airlines are defining clear and ambitious “net-zero emission targets by X” by investing in or partnering with specialists to transition to low-carbon flights and using sustainable fuels or looking at planes powered by green hydrogen or electric batteries. Air Canada recently committed to investing $50 million by 2030 to exploring ways to make travel more sustainable, while Braathens recently completed an eighty-minute flight between Malmo and Stockholm using sustainable aviation fuel.

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Airline Ticket Scam Sees Second Arrest: 250 Valid Airline Tickets Sold Fraudulently (THE STAR)

United Airlines, Air Canada Expand Partnership with Hundreds of New Flights (TRAVEL AND LEISURE)

Southwest Airlines Is Testing 7 Innovations to Improve Its Critical Turnaround Time (BUSINESS TRAVEL NOW)


Accor: Full-Year 2022 RevPAR Exceeds 2019 on Higher Rates (BTN)


How Eco-friendly Is the Metaverse? Road to Sustainability (DAILY UW)

Hamad International Airport Extends Sustainability Certification (TRAVEL WIRES)


Booking Is Increasingly Moving from Agent to Retailer (FVW, MAY REQUIRE SUBSCRIPTION)

Planning a Trip to Europe Later This Year? Rules on Traveling Are Changing (SBS)

Surprice Car Rentals Opens at LAX (AUTO RENTAL NEWS)

Industry Spotlight

February GBTA Volunteer of the Month

Our GBTA Volunteer of the Month in Amy Hunke. Amy is an immersed and dedicated Global Travel & Meetings Manager, with a diverse career history offering knowledge, experience, and collaboration, she continues to focus on continuing industry education to achieve best in class industry standards for her company. She specializes in connecting with her company’s employees to understand challenges and proposed efficiencies to provide the best service possible that align with the company culture, goals, and fiscal responsibilities.

Here is what her nominee said about Amy, “She's been very smart about her journey and has taken on what she knows she can handle — which is a lot — with grace. She's self-aware and doesn't over promise. She's steady and a great asset to our board and to our chapter. I'm grateful to lead alongside Amy!”

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GBTA Convention 2023
Chris Bashinelli to Speak at
GBTA Convention 2023

In this one of a kind opening keynote, Chris Bashinelli, better known as “Bash” takes attendees on an international adventure, coupled with stunning video footage and thought provoking content, that inspires, empowers and helps each of us Step Into Our Potential.



Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

India - The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) calls for protests across India Feb. 27. Largest gatherings likely in New Delhi. Increased security likely.

Spain - Unionized Air Nostrum pilots in Spain to embark on indefinite strike action from Feb. 27. Confirm flights.

Taiwan - Taiwan to commemorate 228 Incident, Feb. 28. Associated rallies, transport disruptions possible through Feb. 28.

United States - Adverse weather forecast in parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas, US, Feb. 26-27. Some tornados are possible.

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