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November 4, 2022

New GBTA Podcast

How Travel Managers Can Drive Insights and Outcomes Using Data and AI

With data and technology available increasingly in abundance in the business travel sector, how can you harness and make the most of it? Peter Saltakis, Director Solutions Engineering, and Stephen Pitcher, Chief Data Science Officer, both from FCM joined Debbie Iannaci, head of GBTA Communications and Research during the 2022 GBTA Convention to provide their perspectives on why travel managers are challenged with converting data into insights, the role artificial intelligence (AI) can play, how predictive analytics can aid proactive decisions, and data’s role in the “triple bottom-line” of people, planet and profit.

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LATAM Airlines Group Completes Restructuring and Exits Chapter 11 (FLIGHT GLOBAL)

Southwest Airlines Closer to Solving Its Biggest Problem (HENRY HERALD)

Lao Airlines Revives Regional Flights (TTR WEEKLY)


Close to Home: Malaysia Airlines' Climate Action and Adaptation (SIMPLE FLYING)

Goodwings Is Accelerating the Decarbonization of Business Travel By Making Biofuel Affordable (FORBES)


Marriott International Continues Growth Across Africa with More Than 30 Anticipated Hotel Openings by the End of 2024 (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Expedia Gains as CEO Sees Strong Demand Overcoming Summer Slump (YAHOO!)

Industry Spotlight

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

Martin Biermann, Chief Product Officer, HRS 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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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 Getting back to Business Travel, Tourism and MICE.

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.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Belgium - Unionized workers to hold general strike throughout Belgium Nov. 9; business and transport disruptions likely.

Brazil Protests decrying presidential election results likely to continue across Brazil through at least early November; most blockades cleared.

France - Public transport workers to strike in Grenoble, France, Nov. 4-6. Transport disruptions likely.

Thailand - Heavy rainfall forecast across much of southern Thailand through at least Nov. 6. Flooding and associated disruptions possible.

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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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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.

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GBTA Career Spotlight
Sponsorship Operations and Fulfillment Coordinator

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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