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December 8, 2022

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  Forecast 2023: Finding the Balance Between Recovery and Responsibility 

As the industry looks ahead to 2023, most will be anticipating that the rapidly approaching new year will bring with it full recovery. However, there are already some economic headwinds threatening and the question that many are asking is whether these factors will present significant obstacles to the industry’s recovery. 

For its 2023 Forecast, Canadian Travel Press reached out to senior executives in a number of sectors and asked them their views on how the industry’s recovery will progress in the coming year, but also to offer some insights on whether Canada’s travel and tourism industry can balance the urgent need for economic recovery with the just as urgent need to act on climate change. 

“Next year we’ll have a clearer picture of the evolving ‘new normal’ and therefore what that might mean for business travel, travel policies and travellers. With continued recovery, the return of talent, and bringing new people into our industry, there’s also an opportunity to reimagine and recreate a better way forward for the future of our industry and its professionals,” said GBTA CEO Suzanne Neufang.    

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UK Airports Face Christmas Disruption as Border Staff to Strike (TRAVEL INDUSTRY WIRE)


IATA Economic Outlook & State of the Global Airline Industry (TRAVEL INDUSTRY WIRE)


EU Announces Price Hikes for Airline Permits in Bid to Combat Climate Change (YAHOO!)

Sustainable Travel Takes Center Stage During Amadeus Hackathon (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Envest Global & CAPA Release Airline Sustainability Ratings (BTN)


Metaverse Operations, Autonomous Electric Vehicles, And the Digital Economy Set to Transform the Travel Industry (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

As Business Travel Advances, Consumers Indicate Combination Trips Will Lead Further Gains (HOSPITALITY NET)

Hertz CEO Stephen Scherr Believes EV, AI and Blended Travel Are All Tailwinds for His Business (SKIFT)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA Europe Advisory Board 
Call for Applications

The GBTA Europe Advisory Board provides strategic guidance and support to GBTA’s activities and development in the region. The Board strives to represent the European membership base, GBTA wishes to fill its 3 vacant seats and create a pipeline of members for the 5 seats which will become vacant in November 2023.

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New Date Added
Travel Risk Management Bootcamp Understanding and Implementing ISO31030

Explore Travel Risk Management in the context of the new ISO 31030 standard and gain the tools and confidence to update and/or create a robust system within your organization to ensure the safety and well-being of travellers. This course, led by travel risk management experts Global Secure Accreditation in conjunction with GBTA, is designed to give practical guidance to anyone involved in building, supporting and managing corporate travel programs.

New Date
January 17 - 18, 2023 | Register now

This course will be delivered as a one-day, virtual event with expert speaker presentations, group sessions and individual exercises to complete.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Russia and Turkey - Russia extends flight restrictions until at least Dec. 15; EU embargo on Russian crude oil in effect as of Dec. 7.

Spain - Severe weather forecast across parts of western and southwestern Spain through at least Dec. 9. Flooding and disruptions possible.

South Africa - Eskom increases load shedding to stage 6 across South Africa, Dec. 7.

United States - Severe winter weather forecast across parts of Alaska, US, through at least Dec. 8. Transport disruptions likely; power outages possible.

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Upcoming Events

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

GBTA Europe Town Hall
December 14
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Travel Risk Management Bootcamp Understanding and Implementing ISO31030
January 17 - 18

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GREEN FACT: Did you know that transportation accounts for 15% of greenhouse gas emissions globally?

Module 10 of GBTA's Sustainability Toolkit covers air, road, and rail transport, including what questions to ask and how to incorporate multimodality into your travel management program.

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GBTA Career Spotlight
Sponsorship Operations and Fulfillment Coordinator

Responsible for managing the overall delivery of sponsorship benefits. Duties include coordinating with Business Development, Research, Education, Marketing, and other departments to ensure overall fulfillment of client benefits are achieved on time. Learn More

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