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September 15, 2022

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Business Travel to Make a Great Comeback This Fall As New Travel Patterns Emerge

Business travel, indicating conferences and internal travel for bringing teams together, is expected to surge this fall, the latest analysis from Trip Actions has revealed.

According to Business Travel News, the global travel bookings analysed from September 1 to November 19 are nearly six times higher than in 2021, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

Trip Actions revealed that travel spending rose by 27 per cent in August after these corporate bookings dropped significantly in summer. This trend is expected to carry out in September too, with an increase of 30 per cent in bookings being anticipated.

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TSA PreCheck Welcomes 4 New International Airlines (SIMPLE FLYING)

Air Serbia Rules Out Airline Alliance Membership (EXYU AVIATION)

New Study Reveals That LATAM Is the Best Business Class Airline to Travel On (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)


CWT Joins Global Sustainable Tourism Council (BTN)

ESG ETFs Face Perfect Storm in the US (FINANCIAL TIMES)

CarbonCapture to Build the First Megaton-Scale Direct Air Capture Project in U.S. Following Passage of Climate Law (ESG TODAY)


Hospitality Industry Enters the Metaverse (HOTELMARKETING.COM)

Mapping the Future of Your Hotel Program (HOSPITALY NET)


German Business Travellers Taking Longer Trips Post-Pandemic (BTN EUROPE)

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This year’s venue is situated on the imposing Mont des Arts with a broad vista over Brussels, SQUARE sits in the historical and cultural heart of the city, very close to the centre of European government. View Venue


Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Angola - Heightened security likely in Luanda, Angola, ahead of and during Sept. 15 presidential inauguration. Protests likely.

Asia - TS Nanmadol tracking westward in Philippine Sea early Sept. 15; close approach to Osumi Islands, Japan, early Sept. 18.

China - TS Muifa tracking north-northwestward across the Yellow Sea early Sept. 15; further landfall over Shandong Province, China, late Sept. 15.

Mexico - Authorities to close Mexico City International Airport, Mexico, 09:00-14:00 Sept. 16 for Independence Day celebrations. Reconfirm flights.

Spain - Unionized taxi drivers plan to strike across Andalusia, Spain, Sept. 15; protest in Seville. Transport disruptions likely.

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Nominations are open for the 2022 GBTA WINiT Awards acknowledging individuals and companies who have gone beyond in driving career mobility and gender parity. Learn More

Nomination deadline: September 22, 2022.

Awards will be presented at the 2022 GBTA WINiT Gala on October 27th at the Westin Times Square, New York City.

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