March 24, 2023

News to Know

The Fight to Survive; Is the Return of the Business Traveler the Missing Piece?

Consumers are ready to return to pre-pandemic levels of travel, and that is ushering in a resurgence for a large segment of the hospitality industry. However, uncertainty over the economy, is making a similar resurgence difficult for some hotels, especially those catering to the business traveler.

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Google Is Testing Free Price Guarantee for Flights (PHOCUSWIRE)

Check Out the Crypto-Governed Really Cool Airlines (AIRWAYS MAG)

U.S. FAA Cuts Airlines' Minimum Flight Requirements at NY, Washington Airports (REUTERS)


EasyJet Bets on Hydrogen Aircraft to End Flight Emissions (EURCTIV)

Hawaiian Airlines Signs New SAF Agreement (SIMPLE FLYING)

Rotana Focuses on Its Sustainable Offerings Across Its Hotels in the UAE and Beyond (4HOTELIERS)


Cost of Business Trips in London up 15% (HR NEWS)

Uber Launches Airport-Friendly Features for Riders and Drivers in India (BUSINESS LOUNGE DAILY)

Expedia, Kayak First in Travel with Plugins for ChatGPT (PHOCUSWIRE)

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Fundamentals of Business Travel Management
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Designed as a comprehensive guide to the key areas of managed travel, GBTA’s Fundamentals of Business Travel Management is our most highly-requested course. Free for members, this curriculum includes a full range of topics including safety, policy, trends, performance, and more.

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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


Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Canada - Adverse winter weather forecast across central and eastern Canada through at least early March 26. Hazardous travel conditions likely.

Germany - Unions call for transport and port employees to strike throughout Germany March 27; significant disruption likely.

United Kingdom - Activists to protest in central London, UK, March 24 amid Israeli prime minister's visit. Increased security, localized disruptions likely.

United States - Heavy snowfall forecast across parts of the northwestern and western US through at least March 26. Hazardous travel conditions likely.

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