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May 9, 2023

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Meetings Industry Focuses on Sustainability as a Business Strategy

The global Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE) market is experiencing remarkable growth, according to a recent market analysis conducted by Grand Review Research. In 2022, the MICE market was valued at USD 876.42 billion, and it is projected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.5% from 2023 to 2030.

This growth can be attributed to significant investments and technological advancements in the MICE sector, particularly in terms of travel, which has led to enhanced connectivity and improved conversion rates worldwide.

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Advocacy Group Aims to Bolster Aviation Infrastructure Funding (FLYING MAG)

Is Dynamic Airline Pricing Costing Us? (YALE)

New Website Gives Travelers a View on if Their Airline Pays for Delays (YAHOO!)


European Commission Launches Competitions for Smart, Sustainable Tourism (TRAVEL AGENT CENTRAL)

The Rise of Electric Car Rentals in Iceland: A Sustainable Solution (KHALEEJ TIMES)


Airbnb Introduces 'Airbnb Rooms', An All-New Take on the Original Airbnb (4HOTELIERS)

Cvent’s Revenue Rises on Return of Face-to-Face Meetings (BTN EUROPE)

Understanding and Preparing for International Business Travel Risks (CMM ONLINE)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA Sustainability Summit
“One of the Most Important School Days”

June 13 | Washington, D.C.

"The GBTA Sustainability Summit was one of my most important school days of the past year. I gained a much deeper insight into the concerns, trends and opportunities in driving more sustainable travel solutions... Business travel has become a powerful driver of sustainability in travel and tourism, and so much of this trend is curated by GBTA. We are honored to partner with them to achieve our common aims." – Patrick O’Meara, Head of Business Development, Sustainable Hospitality Alliance

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GBTA Webinar
“More profound than fire, electricity, or the Internet” How AI will completely transform corporate travel, and the role of the Travel Manager forever

May 17 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Price: Complimentary

Get ready to embark on a transformative journey as we explore the unparalleled potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in revolutionizing corporate travel management! Join us for this groundbreaking webinar, where we'll unveil the secrets behind ChatGPT (generative AI and large language models), and how they hold the key to unlocking a new era of efficiency, personalization, and automation for Travel Leaders.

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GBTA Convention 2023 Exhibitors

BCD Travel
Booth 3617
BTP Automation
Booth 1809
Copa Airlines
Booth 2224
Crescent Hotels and Resorts
Booth 2410
Booth 3535
Easy2call - 24/7 travel services
Booth 1143

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Argentina - Health care workers plan protests in Santa Fe Province, Argentina, May 9 to demand better conditions. Tight security, disruptions likely.

Bulgaria - Demonstration commemorating Soviet victory in WWII planned in Sofia, Bulgaria, May 9; increased security, transport disruptions likely.

Mexico and United States - Disruptions, protests, likely along the US-Mexico border through at least mid-May due to an upcoming change in immigration policy.

New Zealand - Severe weather forecast over parts of northern and central New Zealand through May 11. Flooding, transport disruptions ongoing.

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Upcoming Events

GBTA Canada Conference 2023 – Toronto
May 15 - 17

PredictX Webinar
May 17
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

GBTA Sustainability Summit
June 13

GBTA U.S. Legislative Summit
June 14 - 15

GBTA Convention 2023
Aug 13 - 15

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Save the date for GBTA APAC Conference 2023 - Singapore, 19 - 20 September! Join us for this event which will focus on the key issues as well as the opportunities facing the business travel industry in APAC today. More information to follow soon, in the meantime register your interest here.

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