April 27, 2023

FAA Establishes New Aviation Safety Review Team

On Wednesday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) established a new independent aviation safety review team. This team will allow the FAA to examine further ways to enhance safety and reliability in the air traffic system across the United States, and the news comes after several close incidents like FedEx and Southwest near miss in Austin last February and a safety summit where the FAA convened safety officials from across the aviation industry.

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Hong Kong Airlines Returns to Clear Air and Growth (SIMPLE FLYING)

Travel Experts, Airlines Forecast Record-Breaking Numbers for Summer Travel (ABC ACTION NEWS)

Chinese Airlines Beefing Up Preparations to Increase Capacity for May Day Holiday Travels (GLOBAL TIMES)


Addressing Sustainability Issues in Africa (TRIBUNE ONLINE)

EU Takes a Green Step Ii Aviation Sector! Airlines to Get Boost of More Sustainable Fuels (FINANCIAL EXPRESS)

Sustainability-Focused Startups Find Opportunities, Obstacles (PHOCUSWIRE)


Hilton: SME Demand Fuels Q1 Corp. Travel Recovery (BTN)

Buyers Concerned About NDC, Staffing and Travel Disruption (BTN EUROPE, FEATURES GBTA)

Business Travel Recovering in Some Markets Faster than Others (SKIFT, FEATURES GBTA)

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GBTA Europe
GBTA Europe Advocacy Newsletter - April 2023

GBTA has released the April edition of the GBTA Europe Advocacy Newsletter designed to keep you up to date with what’s happening in relation to business travel in Brussels, and how GBTA is advocating on behalf of members and the industry.

This month, the newsletter includes an update on the recent GBTA Advocacy Outreach program in Brussels. On 27-29 March, a delegation of GBTA staff and European members gathered to advocate for the unique priorities of the business travel sector. They held multiple meetings with policymakers, trade associations, and subject matter experts over the course of three days.

Read all the details here in the April GBTA Europe Advocacy newsletter.


GBTA Foundation
Last Chance to Share Input for Sustainability Survey

Survey Closes Tomorrow, April 28

GBTA Foundation is surveying business travel professionals to better understand where different organizations are in their journey to reduce their business travel emissions. The survey takes less than 10 minutes, and your responses will be anonymous and confidential. The survey closes on Friday, April 28.

Your input is invaluable to us, and we want to express our gratitude for your time and effort by offering you a $75 USD discount on registration for the upcoming GBTA Sustainability Summit on June 13 in Washington, D.C. You will receive the promo code in an email after you complete the survey.

The final study and report will be released on Tuesday, June 13.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Chile - Severe weather forecast across much of central Chile through at least April 29. Possible transport, business, and utility disruptions.

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

India - Activist groups to protest across India April 27. Increased security, localized disruptions likely.

United States - Power outage in northeast San Francisco, Calif., US, as of early April 27. Business disruptions are likely.

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The global business travel industry continues working its way toward a forecasted $1.158 trillion in travel spending in 2023 – but economics only tell part of the story.

GBTA’s latest Business Travel Outlook Poll released today explores...

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