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Marriott launches apartment-style accommodations in north America

Marriott International is expanding its portfolio of serviced apartments with the launch of “Apartments by Marriott Bonvoy” in the United States and Canada, putting itself more directly in competition with short-term rental companies. Read more

New research on project, crew, and team travel

    Project, crew, and team travel (PCTT) is a significant but overlooked category of business travel that presents unique challenges. In the coming years, PCTT will likely continue to see strong growth. GBTA partnered with Tripgrid to examine how companies manage PCTT – with a special focus on the booking and planning of these trips. To download the report, click here. Read more

SmartBrief - Features GBTA
Study predicts rebound of business travel in 2023

Although business travel still lags behind pre-pandemic levels, a survey from the Global Business Travel Association shows expectations of a rebound in 2023, with 78% of travel managers anticipating that their companies will take more business trips in the new year and 85% of business-travel bookers estimating there will be more overall bookings. Domestic business travel is at 63% of levels seen before COVID-19, and international trips are at 50% of prior totals, the study found. Read more

The Business of Travel
Insights and outcomes: Unpacking the 2022 Business Travel Index™ forecast

Jon Gray, Rockport Analytics sat down with Chris Ely, head of GBTA Research during the 2022 GBTA Convention to get a closer look into the 2022 Business Travel Index from GBTA made possible by Mastercard. Read more

Airlines want their net zero pledges to fly on more than fumes

Aviation is becoming a target for policymakers and climate emergency activists. Leaders from Delta, Air France-KLM, and McKinsey have highlighted some heartening ways to address the carbon reduction challenge. Read more

Airlines have the passengers. Now they need the planes.

Air travel demand is showing no sign of easing, but Airbus and Boeing
 are struggling to hand over planes on time, a trend that’s limiting airline growth and keeping fares high. Read more


Yahoo celebrates one year of Travel Sustainable with new product features for accommodations, rental cars and flights

Today, leading digital travel platform announced an array of new product features in celebration of the one year anniversary of its Travel Sustainable programme, introduced in 2021 to provide travellers with transparent and credible information to make more mindful choices for their trips. Read more

CNN Politics
Airlines forced to pay more than $600 million in refunds to passengers amid pandemic woes

Airlines have paid more than $600 million in refunds to hundreds of thousands of passengers for canceled or changed flights since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department of Transportation announced Monday. Read more

USA Today
45,000+ flights were canceled this summer. Here's what flyers can expect this winter.

Summer 2022 is now infamous for being a tough one for travelers.
People wanted to get out there again, and although airlines posted record profits, they also canceled a huge number of flights, and nearly a quarter of all trips were delayed by 15 minutes or more. Read more

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