February 28, 2023

News to Know

Hotel Executives Expect Group Recovery Momentum to Carry Through 2023

The pace of the recovery of group business at hotels in 2022 and the amount of business on the books already for 2023 have hotel executives feeling more confident in the segment.

During their companies’ respective fourth-quarter and full-year 2022 earnings calls, these hotel brand and real estate investment trust executives shared their optimistic views on the strengthening of group demand for hotels.

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Southwest Airlines Testing Major Boarding Process Changes (THE STREET)


Hotels Capitalize on Demand for Corporate Team Building (HOSPITALITY TODAY)


How to Know If Your Hotel Is Sustainable (HOSPITALITY TODAY)

Carbon Calculating: Understanding Your Airline Travel Impact (EARTH 911)


Pandemic Flight Rules Slow U.S.-China Travel Restart (TRAVEL WEEKLY)

EU Welcomes Return of Chinese Travelers (4HOTELIERS)

The Importance of Forging Connections At Work (FORBES)

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GBTA Convention 2023
World-Renowned Futurist, Amy Webb, Announced as Closing Keynote

Register before rates increase, today, February 28th at 11:59 PM ET!

We’re excited to announce Amy Webb, Founder & CEO of the Future Today Institute, is our closing keynote on the Convention Main Stage! In this mind-bending session, Amy takes audiences on a captivating journey as she provides a thought-provoking series of snapshots into the near and far future of business and society. Drawing from her work and research as founder and CEO of the Future Today Institute, she develops a set of optimistic, neutral, and chaotic scenarios that describe the business travel industry’s plausible scenes 10 and 20 years into the future.

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GBTA Webinar
Carbon Emissions Reporting:
What's Best Practice?

March 15 | 1:30 PM SGT

You can’t manage what you can’t measure. Data is the foundation to any good business strategy, and in the world of sustainability, carbon emissions is king. Without industry standards in place, it’s hard to know what is best-practice when it comes to carbon emissions calculations and reporting metrics.

Come join us unravel the various reporting methodologies and best practices for carbon reporting that can lead to a more sustainable travel strategy.



Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

China - Authorities in Hong Kong, China, to lift COVID-19 facemask mandate from March 1. Some international curbs remain in effect.

France - Labor unions call for nationwide strikes and demonstrations in France March 7; business and transport disruptions likely.

South Africa - Ongoing service delivery protest in Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Feb. 28. Increased security, transport disruptions likely.

United States - Recovery operations continue following tornado damage in parts of the southern US as of Feb. 27. Power outages ongoing.

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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.

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