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October 27, 2022

News to Know

Asian Airlines Chase Recovery Goals

Preliminary September 2022 traffic figures released Wednesday by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) showed international passenger demand sustained its strong upward momentum despite a worsening global economic outlook.

The significant easing of border restrictions across most of the region’s economies continued to unleash a robust return of business and leisure passenger traffic.

In September, international passengers carried by the region’s airlines reached 11.7 million, up from the 1.4 million registered in the same month in 2021. However, recovery has some ways to go, as passenger traffic volumes averaged 39% compared with September 2019.

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Air Canada to Purchase 15 Additional A220 Aircraft (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

American Airlines Is Developing a Blended Travel Product (AIRWAYS MAG)

Lufthansa Forecasts Strong Air Travel Demand in Months Ahead (REUTERS)

Norwegian Highlights Recovery of Business Travel (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

JetBlue Sees Continued Recovery (TRAVEL DAILY MEDIA)


GBTA’s Milestones for Sustainability (TRAVEL DAILY MEDIA)


Hilton Profits from ‘Recovering’ Corporate Travel Market (BTN EUROPE)

Accor: Outside of Asia, Revenue at Pre-Pandemic Level (BTN)


HQ and Bolt Business Join Forces to Improve the Mobility for Corporate Customers in Europe (WEB WIRE)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA Conference 2022 – Brussels in Partnership with VDR
Still Not Registered? Price Break Ends Today

We’re getting back to business travel! GBTA Conference 2022 – Brussels in Partnership with VDR will bring together the best of the best from around the industry and beyond to re-connect, re-imagine and re-create the future of business travel.

If you’ve already registered, we’ll see you in Brussels! If not, register before the price break ends today at 11:59 PM BST.



PATA - GBTA APAC Travel Summit
Day 1 | Main Stage Sessions Announced

Don’t miss this two day education and tradeshow event December 8-9 in Bangkok at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC) Bangkok, Thailand.

Main stage sessions are now confirmed. Day one on main stage will have discussions on Blended Travel and Sustainability and its impact on the current and future of travel (Leisure, MICE, Business).

Blended Travel
With the rise in work from anywhere and the flexibility that brings, there is a renewed interest in blending business and leisure travel and activities. Furthermore, today’s travelers are thinking more about how they spend their time at home and on the road, and their impacts they have on their environment and local communities. Explore the impacts of this shift in mindset and the potential positive effect that travel can have on a local ecosystem.

Sustainability and its impact on the current and future of travel (Leisure, MICE, Business)
Climate change and efforts to improve sustainability practices continue to be relevant throughout the travel industry, particularly as travelers are making more socially conscious decisions in their travel planning. Together, let’s take a look at what’s happening today, what’s on the horizon and how we can reduce the environmental impact of travel to contribute to positive change.

Speaker announcements coming shortly, register now and secure your space.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Canada - Canada has lifted all COVID-19-related travel restrictions as of Oct. 26.

China, Philippines and Taiwan - TD 26 tracking west-northwestward in Philippine Sea early Oct. 27. Landfall over Aurora Province, Philippines early Oct. 30.

United Kingdom - Unionized railway workers in the UK amend strike dates to Nov. 5, 7, 9, 10. Rail travel disruptions likely.

United Kingdom - Unionized railway employees in Scotland, UK, to strike Oct. 29. Rail travel disruptions likely.

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Upcoming Events
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7:30 – 10:00 PM ET

GBTA Conference 2022 – Brussels in Partnership with VDR.
November 8 - 10

PATA – GBTA APAC Travel Summit - Global Business Travel Association - GBTA
December 8 - 9
Bangkok, Thailand

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