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August 25, 2022

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Group Demand for US Hotels Continues Positive Momentum

The number of groups booking U.S. hotel rooms continued to increase in June, though individual business travel continued to lag, according to the latest monthly data from STR and CoStar.

The positive group demand momentum was on display at the Hotel Data Conference — hosted in Nashville, Tennessee, by STR and Hotel News Now — Jan Freitag, national director for hospitality analytics for CoStar Group, said.

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IATA Insight Platform to Manage Business Security Risks (4HOTELIERS)

Typhoon Expected to Disrupt Hong Kong Flights (SIMPLE FLYING)

Singapore Airlines Drops General Mask Requirement on Many Routes (SIMPLE FLYING)

Increase in European Airfares Beginning to ‘Level Off’ (BTN EUROPE)


Americas Hotel Pulse: Hoteliers Have Mixed Views Around Recovery of Business Travel (COSTAR)

Demand for Hotel Assets Increase as Travel Returns and Occupancy Levels Rise (ELITE AGENT)


Google Change Reduces Airline Emissions Calculations (BBC)

IAG Signs Agreement with Aemetis for Sustainable Aviation Fuel Supply (INCEPTIVE MIND)


Fall 2022 Business Travel Trends and How to Plan for Them (LI HERALD)

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GBTA Reconecta - BR - Travel Managers Reunited
25 October

GBTA returns to BRAZIL and we are pleased to announce our next exclusive event for Travel Managers, on October 25th of this year at InterContinental São Paulo. We will share more information over the next few weeks, stay tuned!

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

China - TS Ma-on tracking west-northwestward across South China Sea early Aug. 25. Landfall forecast in Guangdong Province, China.

Greece - Severe weather forecast across much of Greece through at least Aug. 26. Disruptions to transport, business, and utilities possible.

Japan - Japan to lift pre-arrival COVID-19 testing requirements for triple vaccinated travelers from Sep. 7. Other domestic measures ongoing.

United Kingdom - Disruptions ongoing in London, UK, early Aug. 25 due to flooding; further adverse weather forecast across southeastern England.

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