March 20, 2023

News to Know

Survey: Most Buyers Project Full Travel Recovery By Year-End

About three-quarters of travel managers expect domestic business travel and external meetings travel volumes to reach pre-pandemic levels by the end of this year, and while the economy looms as a top concern, most said it has not caused cutbacks to their programs, according to a survey of 151 U.S.-based travel buyers conducted by the Global Business Travel Association and Spotnana.

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Airline Food Reaches New Heights (FOOD INSTITUTE)

Latam, Now Out of Bankruptcy, Reports Solid Q4 Profits (AIRLINE WEEKLY)

India to Boost Aviation Infrastructure as Demand Booms (REUTERS)

Ontario International Airport Reports 15% Yearly Increase in Passengers (SIMPLE FLYING)


Middle East Hotels Need to Reduce Their Carbon Emissions by Two Thirds Within Seven Years to Help Prevent Irreversible Climate Change (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Finnair Reduces Carbon Emissions From Flights Departing Helsinki Airport (BIOFUELS NEWS)


Europe, US Investors Urge Government to Expand Visa Waiver Scheme (VN EXPRESS)

Cirium Announces Partnership with EDIfly and AeroCRS to More Widely Distribute Schedules Data (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Top 3 Tech Trends Taking Over the Travel Industry in 2023 (THE NEXT WEB)

Industry Spotlight

The highly-anticipated Cvent Travel Summit returns April 19!

Join industry thought leaders and Cvent experts virtually for exclusive knowledge-sharing sessions on the current state of travel. And the best part? It’s 100% FREE!

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GBTA Conference 2023 | Toronto
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May 15 - 17, 2023

Make the most of your time and ensure that you attend the sessions and events that are most relevant and beneficial to you. It also allows you to block out time for any one-on-one meetings or networking opportunities that you may have planned with other attendees or exhibitors. You can also plan your time at the conference so that you can have time to explore Toronto. Looking for even more details? Check out the minute-by-minute agenda for Main Stage, Education, and even more here.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Canada - Officials in Canada remove COVID-19 regulations for travelers from China, Hong Kong, and Macau, as of March 20.

Ecuador - Ecuadorean authorities continuing response in aftermath of magnitude-6.7 earthquake as of March 19.

Finland - Railway Union Finland calls for a nationwide rail strike in Finland from March 20. Reconfirm services.

United States - Protests possible in New York, N.Y., US, through March 25 amid controversial grand jury verdict. Increased security likely.

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Upcoming Events

How Travel Managers Will Succeed in 2023
March 22
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

GBTA Sustainability Summit
June 13

GBTA Legislative Summit
June 14 - 15

GBTA Convention 2023
Aug 13 - 15

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