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November 18, 2022

New GBTA Podcast

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.

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Asia Airline Leaders See Glass-Half-Full Despite Continued Challenges (FLIGHT GLOBAL)

Reassessing the Future Role of China in World Aviation: Part One – It Will Not Be Business as Usual (CENTRE FOR AVIATION)


Where to Next? 4 Trends Shaping Opportunities in Hospitality (4HOTELIERS)

Marriott Set to Expand Select Service Hotels in Greater China (4HOTELIERS)

Radisson to Add 150 Park Inn and Suites Properties Across India (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)


Air Canada Invests in Direct Air Carbon Capture Technology (SIMPLE FLYING)


Google Data Highlights Growing Interest in Blended Trips (PHOCUSWIRE)

Industry Spotlight

Board of Directors Spotlight
Reflecting on Achievements, A View on What’s Ahead: GBTA Town Hall

By Denise Truso, President, GBTA Board of Directors

It’s been a whirlwind of a year – for our industry, the association, and for many, in our own lives. Through it all, we have continued to come together around the world to support each other as a global business travel community even as we move through ongoing change.

As we near the end of 2022, we invite you to come together again for our year-end virtual GBTA Board of Directors Town Hall on December 1, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET, where we’ll give updates and reflect on our association’s present and future initiatives.


The ongoing mission of the GBTA Board of Directors is to establish the focus and direction of the association. During this Town Hall, I’ll be sharing a high-level look at what we are prioritizing as a Board, and you’ll also hear updates on key GBTA activities from other Board members:

  • Mark Cuschieri, recapping our successful, first-ever Sustainability Summit in Brussels
  • Maria Chevalier, providing an overview on Membership strategies
  • Sharlene Ketwaroo-Nanoo, updating on education and Academy priorities
  • Sue Spears, outlining the work and achievements of several Volunteer initiatives
  • Rosemary Maloney, sharing some key accomplishments and initiatives within Advocacy

And as always, we want to hear from you during the Q&A session.

So many of you made this a memorable year for GBTA – a year of continued recovery and evolution even among the challenges… a year of firsts and trying new approaches… and a year where we worked together on what matters most for people, the planet and our industry’s future. We extend a big thank you to our GBTA members, staff and industry partners and friends for your expertise, commitment and accomplishments over the past 12 months.

Many opportunities are ahead. GBTA is here to foster professional growth for our members throughout their careers, bring GBTA value to more regions and people around the world, and attract and foster our industry talent, while continuing to create the future with thought leadership and learning.

We look forward to seeing you (virtually) at the GBTA Town Hall on December 1st. Let’s recognize and celebrate the many voices of the GBTA global community once more as a perfect ending to 2022.

Wishing you all a very happy holiday season ahead.

Denise Denise Truso
President, GBTA Board of Directors


Volunteers Needed

GBTA and ITM are looking for 10-12 US, Canada, LATAM or APAC based volunteers to assist with a Global Ground Transportation RFP Task Force. This RFP is scheduled to be available for 2023, and the 2024 RFP Season.

Do you have expertise as either a buyer or a supplier in the ground transportation segment? We are looking for individuals with Car Rental, Taxi, Private Transportation, Shared ride services, Rail, Coach, OBT, TMC and any additional segments of ground transportation experience

The project will begin late 2022 and commence in mid 2023, hopefully over a 12 week period. The project will consist of a series of calls once every 2 weeks, mixed with some independent work to easily align with personal schedules for your assigned group and duties.

If you are interested in serving on the task force, please submit your application here by November 29th.

If you have any additional questions, please reach out to Morgan Cook, [email protected].


Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Canada and United States - Adverse winter weather forecast in parts of the US and Canada around the Great Lakes through Nov. 20. Hazardous travel conditions likely.

China - Authorities in Hong Kong, China, reduce testing requirements for inbound travelers as of Nov. 18. Local restrictions ongoing.

Greece - Severe weather forecast across much of Greece through at least Nov. 19. Disruptions to transport, business, and utilities possible.

United Kingdom - Heavy rainfall forecast across parts of northeastern England and eastern Scotland, UK, through Nov. 18. Possible flooding and disruptions.

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Upcoming Events

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

Global Business Travel Index (BTI)™: Outlook for Global Business Travel 2022 – 2026
December 7
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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@Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA): ATA - GBTA APAC Travel Summit gathers speakers from the spheres of leisure and business travel to convene on emerging challenges and trends in the industry from both these perspectives. At a time when blended travel is on the rise, understanding between these sectors becomes crucial.

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