March 14, 2023

News to Know

China to Fully Reopen Borders to Foreigners but Near-Term Hurdles Remain

China will reopen its borders to foreign tourists for the first time in the three years since the COVID-19 pandemic erupted by allowing all categories of visas to be issued from Wednesday.

The removal of this last cross-border control measure imposed to guard against COVID-19 comes after authorities last month declared victory over the virus.

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Hong Kong Airlines Speeds Up Recovery by Adding Flights and New Services (SIMPLE FLYING)

Etihad Airways Transitions to Amadeus (SIMPLY FLYING)

Airline Family Seating Policies Highlighted Amid Biden Push and New Dot Dashboard (USA TODAY)


Sustainability Focus: Travel Blue Launches Our Blue Way Initiative (MOODIE DAVITT REPORT)

HQ and Gett Partner to Provide Quick, Sustainable Rides On-Demand to Corporate Customers in London (WEBWIRE)

Frankfurt Airport to ‘Act Faster’ to Cut CO2 Emissions (BTN EUROPE)


Marriott: As Bleisure Lines Blur, Strategy Changes (HOSPITALITY TODAY)

Understanding Traveler Preferences for the Next Decade (PHOCUSWIRE)

Mastercard, Infinios Launch Wholesale Travel Programme (THE PAYPERS)

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Bring Your Boss to GBTA Convention 2023

Have your boss or supervisor experience the benefits of GBTA Convention 2023 first-hand! A GBTA buyer delegate with a current membership, registered for GBTA Convention 2023, may also register a business colleague(s) or superior(s) within the same company to attend the conference for free. Learn more about the Bring Your Boss Program


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Carbon Emissions Reporting:
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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

France - Unions continue campaign of nationwide strikes, and demonstrations across France; a further general strike is planned March 15.

Mexico - Severe weather conditions forecast across eastern and southern Mexico through at least March 16. Flooding and disruptions possible.

United Kingdom - Unionized civil servants to strike across UK March 15-16. Disruptions to public services, international travel highly likely.

United States - Adverse winter weather forecast across parts of the northeastern US through at least March 15. Hazardous travel conditions likely.

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