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November 22, 2022

Check-In With Suzanne

Travel, Human Connection and Making the World a Better Place

This week I am taking time off to celebrate with my family one of the most important annual holidays for any American: Thanksgiving. It is a holiday squarely centered on gratitude.

With only our 2022 APAC event left to go Dec. 8-9 in Bangkok, and thus the year nearly wrapped up and in the “rear view mirror,” there is so much I am grateful for at GBTA:

  • - The ongoing evolution of the association, ensuring we will continue to serve those who serve the global business travel industry
  • - The meaningful priorities and vast array of projects we delivered, which have provided impact and value for the entire industry moving through recovery
  • - Our volunteers, who power and empower members and the industry, including the support and expert guidance of our Boards, Committees and Councils
  • - The active, cross-border teamwork and can-do spirit of our GBTA staff and leaders who bring their best to work every day to enable us to achieve so much for all of you

As I reflect on what matters most about what we all do every day in and for our industry, I can’t help but turn a bit poetic. I was inspired to sum up our industry and our place within it with this haiku:

  • Human connection
  • Enabled by work travel…
  • ...The world a better place

Wishing all of you much to be thankful for -- at home, at work, at peace.

All the best,



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PATA - GBTA APAC Travel Summit 2022
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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 Powerpoint 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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