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November 3, 2022

News to Know

Hospitality Sector Updates Carbon Tool to Further Industry-Wide, Robust Approach to Environmental Measurement

To remain up to date amidst a changing landscape of climate action, HCMI has been reviewed and improved based on user feedback and research by Cornell University’s Center for Hospitality Research. This version has been updated to align with the latest GHG Protocol guidance and to better incorporate renewable energy with the support of Greenview. Publicly available carbon emissions factors have also been added into the tool to make it more accessible to all.

HCMI has been the only industry-recognised carbon calculation methodology for over ten years. The methodology is used widely across the industry by over 30,000 hotels including those of Hyatt, Marriott International, Radisson Hotel Group and Scandic, and some business travel platforms.

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China Removes Some Subsidy Pre-Conditions for Airlines (CHANNEL NEWS ASIA)


The New Order of Business Travel (WE FORUM)


Airbnb Reports Most Profitable Quarter Ever in Q3 2022 (PHOCUSWIRE)

International Business Travel's Slow Return Dampens Hotel Revenue (CRAINS NEW YORK)

Picnic Presentation, QR Codes and Easy Eats: How Hotel Room Service Has Evolved (COSTAR)


Uber Expects ‘Tailwinds’ to Push Demand for Trips (BTN EUROPE)

Avis Budget Boosted by ‘Significant’ Rise In Corporate Demand (BTN EUROPE)

Direct Travel Launches Itinerary Management within Microsoft Teams (GLOBAL NEWS WIRE)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA Sustainability Summit | Brussels, 8 November 2022
Insights from GBTA Sustainability Leaders

Lauren Riley, Chief Sustainability Officer and Managing Director, Global Environmental Affairs, United Airlines and member of GBTA’s Sustainability Leadership Council, shares their insights on what is needed to build a greener future for business travel. Join GBTA and other sustainability leaders as we work towards solutions at our upcoming Sustainability Summit, November 8 in Brussels.

Register for the GBTA Conference 2022 – Brussels in Partnership with VDR and Sustainability Summit together and save €100!

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GBTA Convention 2023
GBTA Is Now Accepting Proposals for Education Sessions at GBTA Convention 2023!

GBTA is seeking industry professionals to contribute new ideas, solutions, and innovations for current issues and challenges that confront the travel industry. With your unique perspective and insight, we can continue to deliver the best education on the topics most relevant to business travel.

New this year! To streamline the submission and review process, GBTA has removed the draft PPT requirement. This year, we are requiring only a draft content outline and speaker demographics be submitted with the proposal. A template is provided in the submission worksheet and submission portal.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Asia - Monkeypox cases confirmed in multiple countries in Asia and the Western Pacific as of early November. Maintain basic health precautions.

Japan, North Korea and South Korea - North Korea fires missile over Japanese territory toward Pacific Ocean early Nov. 3. No immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Philippines - Disruptions ongoing across the Philippines Nov. 3 following passage of Severe Tropical Storm Nalgae; damage and casualties reported.

Western, Central, and Southern Europe - Monkeypox cases identified in new areas of Europe in November; France, Germany, Spain, and UK most affected. Use basic health precautions.

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Upcoming Events

GBTA Sustainability Summit
November 8 - 10
Brussels, Belgium

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

Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management™
November 11
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Dawn of the Employee-Centric Travel Program?
November 30
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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Shell Aviation will be joining us as an exclusive Energy Sponsor for our Sustainability Summit and Conference next week, where Andrea Gianaschi and Marieke Vernhoeven will be discussing the future of sustainable business travel.


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GBTA Career Spotlight
Sponsorship Operations and Fulfillment Coordinator

*GBTA is currently fully remote*

The Sponsorship Operations and Fulfillment Coordinator is 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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