May 8, 2023

News to Know

Biden Plans to Bolster U.S. Airline Consumer Protections

President Joe Biden will announce on Monday that the U.S. Transportation Department aims to write new rules requiring airlines to compensate passengers for significant flight delays or cancellations when carriers are responsible.

It is the latest in a series of moves by the Biden administration to crack down on airlines and bolster passenger consumer protections.

“When an airline causes a flight cancellation or delay, passengers should not foot the bill,” U.S. Transportation Secretary (USDOT) Pete Buttigieg said in a statement.

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Skyscanner: Travellers Look to Asia Pacific as Booking Windows Normalize (ASIAN AVIATION)

Immediately Stop All Bookings Till Further Orders, DGCA Directs Go First; Issues Show Cause to Airline (TIMES OF INDIA)

The $2 Billion Rwandan Airport That Could Help African Aviation Take Off (CNN)


Companies Push Employees to Adopt Sustainable Travel, Reduce Carbon Footprint (MONEY CONTROL)

Why Data Is Critical to Sustainability Strategies for Destinations (PHOCUSWIRE)

Hydrogen-Electric Plane Engine Could Be Future of Greener, Zero-Emission Flights (KATV)


Hotels Shouldn’t Be Worried About Business Travel — ‘It Is Starting to Come Back,’ Says JLL (CNBC) Unveils Soaring Corporate Travel Demand for Bleisure Trips While Overall Business Expenditure Increases (PR NEWSWIRE)

Marriott Bonvoy Invites Corporate Travelers to Spark Connections Across Asia Pacific (TRAVEL DAILY MEDIA)

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GBTA Webinar
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May 17 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
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GBTA + VDR Europe Conference 2023 – Hamburg
Join Us in Hamburg This November!

Lowest Registration Rates Now Available Until June 29

Registration is open at the lowest registration rates for conference, don’t miss out on these savings! We are looking forward to connecting in person with hundreds of our industry peers and partners. Hamburg will be the place to build long-term connections, benefit from peer-to-peer education, and advocate for what matters most.

At the conference we will again learn from and be inspired by insightful speakers and leading experts on timely topics that matter the most. Grow your career and skills with unmatched sessions for learning, training and professional development tailored for all levels and interests.


GBTA Convention 2023 Exhibitors

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Japan - Heavy rainfall forecast across much of Japan through at least May 8. Possible flooding and transport, business, and utility disruptions.

Middle East/North Africa - Rallies likely across the Middle East and North Africa to mark Al-Nakba Day May 15. Avoid all demonstrations.

Philippines - Officials to close airspace across the Philippines 02:00-04:00 May 17 for maintenance works. Flight delays are likely.

Sweden - Seko union calls for a series of strikes in the rail sector in Sweden on May 11, 15 and 18. Reconfirm all services on strike days.

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GBTA Canada Conference 2023 – Toronto
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GBTA Sustainability Summit
June 13

GBTA U.S. Legislative Summit
June 14 - 15

GBTA Convention 2023
Aug 13 - 15

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What role can corporate travel play in supporting and accelerating the decarbonization of air travel? ✈️ A panel discussion moderated by Nancy Young at the GBTA Sustainability Summit will explore the latest developments in SAF, zero-emissions technologies and other initiatives. Join us for this important event on June 13 in Washington, D.C. Learn More

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