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November 11, 2022

New GBTA Podcast

ESG Efforts and Innovations for Business Travel’s Greener Future

Sustainability is emerging as a major driver in the evolution of business travel and that definitely includes in the hotel space. Jean Garris Hand, Vice President, Global ESG, Hilton sat down with Debbie Iannaci, head of GBTA Communications and Research during the 2022 GBTA Convention to provide insights on how sustainability is shaping business travel, Hilton’s commitment and efforts in prioritizing ESG initiatives and innovations including their updated ESG framework, and how they are helping corporate customers focus their carbon footprint and getting to a net zero future.

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Middle East and African Airlines To Post Profit in 2022 as Demand Recovers (THE NATIONAL NEWS)

Hamad International Airport Unveils Expansion Plan (SIMPLE FLYING)

China Aviation Regulator To Promote Recovery Of International Air Passenger Market (CHINA)


Minor Hotels expanding NH Collection Portfolio in Middle East (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

New Marriott Apartment Brand Bets on Blended Leisure and Business Travel (SKIFT)


Decarbonising Business Travel with GBTA (TRAVEL DAILY MEDIA)


Less Money, More Problems in Corporate Travel Management (THE COMPANY DIME)

Safe Travel & Services Joins with Amadeus to Elevate Its Customer Service Offering with Latest Travel Solutions (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

FCM Expands Footprint into Spain (BTN EUROPE)

Industry Spotlight

Southwest Airlines Sustainability

Southwest Airlines plans to reduce their carbon emissions intensity by 20% by 2030 (compared to 2019), a step that will help the carrier reach its goal to be carbon neutral by 2050. Learn more about how Southwest is making sustainability a priority.


PATA - GBTA APAC Travel Summit
Day 2 | 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, and Day Two will feature discussions on Travel Risk Management and The Future of Travel.

Travel Risk Management
The past two years have been a stark reminder of the need to be flexible, patient and ensure your crisis response plans are maintained and tested regularly. Customer support and duty of care are paramount, and threats are not always foreseen or visible. What have we learned and how are we applying those lessons for the future?

The Future of Travel
What does the future hold for travel? We’ll address the emerging trends and evolving roles impacted and accelerated by the pandemic including people, planet, and process.

Register now and secure your space.

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Upcoming Events

Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management™
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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@Deem: Is it time to shift our #BusinessTravel programs to be more employee-centric? In this webinar, Deem President David G. will dive into new GBTA | Global Business Travel Association research and examine how traveler satisfaction is more important than ever for today’s travel program. Register now

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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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