April 17, 2023

News to Know

Understanding and Addressing Corporate Carbon Emissions Is Complicated. Here’s How We Simplify It.

This rapid increase in tourists is exactly why sustainable tourism needs attention now. As post-pandemic holidaying gets a boom, many are trying to travel that is enjoyable, environmentally, and socially ethical. In the UAE alone, 61% of residents say they are willing to pay a premium for more responsible, eco-friendly, and sustainable tourism experiences.

According to a statement by the annual trade show Arabian Travel Market (ATM), the direction towards a sustainable and luxurious travel experience has been popular amongst Middle East consumers.  

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ATPCO Surpasses 200,000 Corporate and Negotiated Contracts Processed via Its Express Contracts Solution (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

These Airlines Have Lost, Damaged The Most Luggage: Data (THE HILL)

African Airlines See Accelerated Recovery as Travel Rebounds - Report (AFRICA NEWS)


Poland Hotels: Performance Is Back, But Can Hospitality Keep It Up? (4HOTELIERS)


Consumers See Sustainable Travel Costs as Barrier to Adoption (PHOCUSWIRE)


Trains, Not Planes, Are Increasingly Business Travelers’ Preferred Choice in Europe (SKIFT)

Travel Southeast Asia With Ease: Grab Launches New Features and Tie-Ups to Welcome Travellers Back to the Region (YAHOO!)

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GBTA Conference 2023 – Hamburg in Partnership with VDR
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Registration is opening soon for GBTA Conference 2023 – Hamburg in Partnership with VDR. This year’s event will feature even more of the rich educational content on the industry’s most pressing topics that our attendees have come to expect. Take the next step in your career by engaging with your peers and learning from the world’s best and brightest industry experts.

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Register for Town Hall with the GBTA Board of Directors

April 24
11:00 AM-12:00 PM EDT | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM CDT
4:00 PM-5:00 PM BST | 5:00 PM-6:00 PM CEST

Plan to attend the next Board of Directors Town Hall to learn the latest about GBTA's initiatives including membership, sustainability, advocacy, regional updates and 2023 board elections. During Q&A Board members will also address your submitted questions.

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The Board is responsible for setting the focus and direction of the association, and your attendance and participation will contribute greatly to shaping the future of our organization and the industry at large.


Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Canada and United States - Adverse winter weather forecast across the north-central US and south-central Canada through April 18. Hazardous travel conditions likely.

France - Activists likely to stage further protests and strikes across France into early May after Constitutional Council approves pension reform.

Peru - Peru extends state of emergency in two provinces of Loreto Department through June 17 due to criminal activity; heightened security likely.

Taiwan - Taiwan to lift facemask mandate on public transport from April 17. Limited domestic and international travel COVID-19 restrictions continue.

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Upcoming Events

Town Hall with the GBTA Board of Directors
April 24
11:00 AM-12:00 PM EDT
10:00 AM-11:00 AM CDT
4:00 PM-5:00 PM BST
5:00 PM-6:00 PM CEST

The Fundamentals of Strategic Meetings Management
May 5
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

GBTA Canada Conference 2023 – Toronto
May 15 - 17

GBTA Sustainability Summit
June 13

GBTA U.S. Legislative Summit
June 14 - 15

GBTA Convention 2023
Aug 13 - 15

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