August 9, 2023

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Strategic Safety Planning: Staying Ahead of Business Travel Threats

Business travel threats are dynamic: they’re neither constant nor consistent. They change for many reasons, and when a threat is unidentified or the capabilities of the threat expand, they’re often referred to as emerging threats. How to identify and manage them is the difference between strategic safety planning and hopeful complacency.

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Brighter Skies Ahead for Aviation Sector (THE STAR)

Airlines Call on the FAA for Help as Thousands of Flight Disruptions Hit the East Coast (TRAVEL AND LEISURE)

The World's Newest Airline Plans to Launch with Flights from NYC to London (THRILLIST)


GBTA Data Says Hotels Hold Pricing Power in Corporate Negotiations (COSTAR)


Even Zoom Is Making People Return to the Office (THE NEW YORK TIMES)

4 Steps for CFOs to Enhance ROI on Business Travel (CFO)

Buyers Say Simplifying T&E Is Top of List (BTN EUROPE)

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Europe Releases Standards for Sustainability Reporting

What happened: Last week, the EU adopted new Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) to make corporate sustainability reporting within the EU more accurate, comparable, and standardized.

Why it matters: The standards require all companies with 250+ employees operating in the EU to report their scope 3 emissions – including their business travel emissions.

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