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November 21, 2022

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Major Airlines Are Teaming Up to Tackle Planet-Warming Plane Contrails

Airlines know by now that carbon dioxide emissions aren’t their only planet-warming problem. Condensation trails, which form in an aircraft’s wake, can also contribute to climate change in outsize ways. Yet while companies say they’re working to curb CO2 — including by developing cleaner fuels and more efficient jet engines — the industry has done relatively little to confront the wispy, white “contrails” that streak the sky.

A new aviation initiative aims to kick-start those lagging efforts.

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Airlines Extend Expiry Dates As Travellers Struggle to Redeem Billions in Flight Credits (ABC)

The Snap Back of Travel: Airlines’ Ability to Keep Pace (MCKINSEY)

U.S. Aviation Sector Calls for 5G Wireless Deadline Extension (REUTERS)


How to Claim Your Flight Emissions When Flying on Sustainable Aviation Fuels (WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM)

Aviation Technology Key to Sustainability (AIRPORT TECHNOLOGY)


Vibe Launches "Consumer-grade" Booking Tool for Business Travel (BTN EUROPE)

STR: October U.S. Hotel Rates Rise as Corp. Demand Up (BTN)

SHR Acquires Hotel Tech Provider Avvio (PHOCUSWIRE)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA Survey
The Dawn of the Employee-Centric Travel Program?

Dive deeper into the new research report – “The Dawn of the Employee-Centric Travel Program” – released recently by GBTA and Deem, Inc., a leading mobile-first corporate travel management software provider. Click the link below and learn more about the current state and role of the employee experience when it comes to managed corporate travel.

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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.


Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

China - Officials imposing tighter COVID-19 curbs in parts of Beijing, China, as of Nov. 21. Localized business and transport disruptions likely.

Finland - Unionized Finnair cabin crew members to strike in Finland for 24 hours 15:00 Nov. 20-15:00 Nov. 21. Confirm all flights.

Russia and Ukraine - Russia extends flight restrictions until Nov. 27; Black Sea grain deal extended for four months, as of Nov. 18

United States - Transport disruptions continue following rupture in water main in New York City, US, Nov. 20.

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

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Reflecting on Achievements, A View on What’s Ahead: GBTA Town Hall | Sign up now >>

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, where we’ll give updates and reflect on our association’s present and future initiatives.

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GBTA Career Spotlight
Sponsorship Operations and Fulfillment Coordinator

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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