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March 8, 2024

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Hotels on the Way to Net Zero

At the "Green Transformation of the Hotel Industry" panel at ITB Berlin, industry representatives discussed resource conservation and sustainability

How can hotels help to reduce the industry’s carbon footprint? Experts examined this from a scientific and business angle at a panel discussion at ITB Berlin. To begin with, Prof. Sandra Rochnowski of Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin (HWR Berlin) presented a pilot study undertaken in collaboration with Hotel Relais & Châteaux Gut Steinbach in Bavaria. At the subsequent discussion round, leading hotel industry stakeholders presented examples of best practices.

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Lagging Asia-Pacific Leaves Global Airline Traffic Just Short of 2019 Levels (FLIGHT GLOBAL)

United Continues to Expand Global Network; Introduces Three New International Destinations and Four New Flights (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Spain Proposes Ban on Short-Haul Domestic Flights (BTN EUROPE)


WTTC Partners with Oliver Wyman to Drive Sustainability in Travel (PHOCUSWIRE)

Using Solid Waste to Decarbonize Aviation (BIOFUELS NEWS)

UN Releases New Report on How Tourism Industry Can Help Reach Net Zero (4HOTELIERS)


Increased Demand for Business Travel (HRO TODAY)

U.S. Travel Agents: Proving to Be Resilient and Thriving (PHOCUSWIRE)

Travel Industry Must Address Gender Imbalance in Leadership Roles (BTN EUROPE)

Industry Spotlight

Exhibit at GBTA LATAM Conference
in Mexico City

April 3 - 4

The post-event survey from the GBTA LATAM Conference in Mexico City last year revealed that attendees were interested in seeing a greater variety of companies on the Expo Floor.

Some of the companies that could enhance the offerings for Travel Buyers include technology companies, expense tracking solutions, risk management, travel insurance, visa and passport agencies, corporate cards, and more. If you're looking to reach the Mexico and Latin American market, we highly recommend exploring this opportunity. Please note that space at this event is limited.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Asia - Muslims in Asia to celebrate Ramadan March 10-April 9. Security incidents, militant attacks possible in some areas.

Australia - Commuter rail disruptions likely in Victoria, Australia, into early evening of March 8 amid labor strike by V/Line employees.

Canada and United States - Pro-Palestinian activists likely to rally in cities across US and Canada into at least mid-March. Disruptions likely.

Haiti - Airlines likely to suspend flights on short notice to and from Haiti, through mid-March. Confirm flights.

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Upcoming Events

GBTA Conference 2024 - Mexico City
April 3 - 4

Fundamentals of Business Travel Management
Spring session: starts April 4

GBTA Conference 2024 - Toronto
April 22 - 24

GBTA APAC Conference 2024 - Singapore
May 14 - 15

GBTA U.S. Legislative Summit 2024
June 10 - 12

GBTA Convention 2024
July 22 - 24

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