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December 5, 2023

News to Know

An Event-Industry Check-Up

While every organization’s path back to pre-pandemic levels of travel, meetings, and business success is different, the business events economy as a whole continues in a positive direction.

That’s according to the latest quarterly Global Events Barometer report from the Events Industry Council. The study is compiled by EIC’s research partner Oxford Economics based on data from four sources: STR Global, the Global Business Travel Association, Amadeus Hospitality, and Cvent.

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Munich Airport Suspends Flight Operations Due to Heavy Snowfall (AERO TIME)

World's Busiest Airport Voted Best in North America (11 ALIVE)

EasyJet to Enhance Operations with GlobalConnect (ADS ADVANCE)

European Airport Traffic ‘Inches’ Towards Full Recovery (BTN EUROPE)

Britons Warned of Travel Disruptions to and from UK - Ryanair, easyJet, Jet2 Latest Advice (GB NEWS)


COP28: EU Wants Tax on Aviation Fuel; And Is SAF Really 'Green'? (THE STAR PRESS)

Net Zero by 2050: Is SAF the Aviation Industry’s Best Shot? (THE STAR PRESS)


Brighter Days Ahead: What Research Tells Us About Global Business Travel in 2024 (CANADIAN TRAVEL PRESS | GBTA FEATURED)

Travel Predictions: Breaking Down Walls, AI & Revenue Optimization (PHOCUSWIRE)

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Upcoming 2023 LATAM Business Travel Forums in Latin America (Chile)

December 14
Santiago de Chile | Hotel Pullman del Bosque

Join us for exclusive half-day events tailored for travel buyers in Latin America, where networking, education, and skill enhancement converge to elevate your industry influence.

Exciting news! For travel managers, there's no cost to attend these events. Expand your network, acquire valuable knowledge, and advance your skills. Interested in attending? Please confirm your space by contacting us at [email protected].

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Belgium - Brussels Airlines pilots based in Belgium plan indefinite strike from Dec. 11. Flight disruptions likely. Reconfirm flights.

India - TC Michaung tracking northwestward over Andhra Pradesh State, India early Dec. 5 following landfall earlier in the day. Fatalities reported.

Peru - Major protests likely to cause business and transport disruptions throughout Peru Dec. 7-9.

Qatar: Heightened security likely in Doha, Qatar, amid 44th Gulf Cooperation Council summit Dec. 5. Transport disruption likely.

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Upcoming Events

Webinar: 2023 Global Business Travel Index: What’s In Store for Global Business Travel
Tomorrow, December 6

Carrefour des Echanges Travel & MICE par GBTA
December 7

LATAM Business Travel Forums Santiago de Chile
December 14

GBTA Conference 2024 - Mexico City
April 3 - 4

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Delphine Millot: A few stats to illustrate the #scale of this #COP, the biggest ever in history:

110,000 delegates registered in the Blue Zone;
500,000+ visitors expected in the Green Zone;
20+ groups relentlessly negotiating common #positions between the 193 Parties;
Hundreds of side events every day...

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