April 13, 2023

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MICE Global Market Report 2023: Adoption of Geo-Cloning by Event Organizers Fuels Growth

The global MICE market size is expected to reach USD 1,563.29 billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of 7.5% from 2023 to 2030. Companies are utilizing MICE events and incentive travel to promote their business, thereby driving local tourism. A rise in the number of B2B/B2C events sponsored by enterprises and the use of advanced technology is driving the events industry.

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How Travel Advisors are Selling First and Business Class Air Travel (TRAVEL WEEKLY)

Delta Bets on Premium Travel as 'Shock Absorber' for Economic Downturn (REUTERS)

Travel Expert Explains Why Airports Will Be as Chaotic This Year as Last Summer (MIRROR)


Relief on Expensive Hotel Rates Emerges — But Don't Expect any Discounts (THE POINTS GUY)


CBRE: ‘Urgency’ for Hospitality Industry to Lower Carbon Footprint (BTN)

Airport Achieves Significant Milestone On Sustainability Journey (SCOOP)


Travelogix Signs First North American TMC Client (BTN EUROPE)

ChatGPT for Travel: The Pros and Cons of Using AI to Plan a Trip (YAHOO!)

GlobalData Warns Rising Ransomware Attacks Posing Major Cybersecurity Threat to Travel and Tourism Industry (GLOBALDATA)

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Education at GBTA Convention 2023
Breakout Sessions for All Levels of Professional Experience

Join us at GBTA Convention 2023 for breakout sessions covering topics that will keep you on top of the evolving business travel industry. There will be sessions for all levels of professional experience including:

  • Fundamental – Content will be presented at a beginner level and focused on the understanding of a topic or issue.
  • Applied – Content focus will be the application, comprehension and explanation of topics or issues.
  • Strategic – High-level content that will be focused on innovation, change management and strategic in nature.

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GBTA Conference 2023 | Toronto:
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It’s the place where community, learning and advocacy and more all come together for the global business travel industry. The place to build long-term connections, benefit from peer-to-peer education, and advocate for what matters most. To recognize and celebrate those who give back to keep our industry and association. It’s the place where our many voices from around the world join for the one purpose of shaping the future of the industry.

Register today for the most important gathering of the global business travel industry and be a part of the journey.



Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Austria - Technical malfunction stops rail services in Vienna and eastern Austria April 13. Travel disruptions ongoing.

Philippines - Severe weather forecast across parts of northern and central Philippines through at least April 14. Disruptions possible.

United Kingdom - Signal fault causes significant rail disruptions at Waterloo Station in London, UK, April 13. Plan alternative routes.

United States - Severe weather forecast across South Florida, US through April 13. Flight disruptions ongoing.

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