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November 29, 2022

GBTA Applauds New Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive

GBTA welcomes the adoption of the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) to create new, detailed sustainability reporting requirements and significantly expand the number of European and non-European companies subject to the European sustainability reporting framework.

The CSRD will replace the existing Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) and apply to all large companies in the EU, both public and private, affecting approximately 50,000 companies compared to the 11.700 companies previously affected. Companies with operations outside the EU that have net sales of €150 million in the EU and at least one subsidiary or branch in the EU will also be required to submit a sustainability report.

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easyJet Delivers Record-Breaking Q4 Despite Overall Full-Year Loss (SIMPLE FLYING)

Capital A Wants to Merge AirAsia and AirAsia X (SKIFT)

Australian travellers to face flight disruptions next week during industrial action by airport firefighters (THE GUARDIAN)


Government of Canada approves funding to advance zero-emission fleet transition in Greater Sudbury (INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT)

EU’s sustainability reporting directive gets green light (BTN EUROPE)

Delta, Air France-KLM, and McKinsey Talk Sustainability at Skift Aviation Forum 2022 (SKIFT)


Sabre, Conferma Pay and Mastercard join forces to power the travel economy with virtual cards (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Manchester to become first UK airport with direct supply of hydrogen fuel (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Uniglobe Travel partners with Deem to simplify SME Travel (TRAVEL DAILY MEDIA)

Industry Spotlight

November GBTA Volunteer of the Month


This month, we are recognizing Joe Nishi as GBTA’s Volunteer of the Month. Joe is a long-time member of the meeting and events community and a stand out member of GBTA Canada. He became invested in the success of the committee and GBTA from the outset and has worked tirelessly to develop reverent content & recruit members. Joe has jumped into his role as Chair of the Canadian Meeting and Events Committee with enthusiasm. He has co-led the Canadian Meeting & Event committee to successfully develop the first Canadian committee podcast and meeting content for Canadian events. Joe continues to speak and author articles on various industry topics, leading the way by sharing his unique insight and experience with the business travel industry world-wide.


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. This course, led by travel risk management experts Global Secure Accreditation in conjunction with GBTA, is designed to give practical guidance to anyone involved in building, supporting and managing corporate travel programs.

New Date
17 - 18 January 2023 Register now>>
How Will this Course Be Delivered?
This course will be delivered as a one-day, virtual event with expert speaker presentations, group sessions and individual exercises to complete.

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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, 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 December 9th. (Deadline Extended)

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


Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Italy - Severe weather forecast across Liguria, Sardinia, and Sicily regions, Italy, through at least Nov. 29. Possible disruptions.

Russia - Russia extends flight restrictions at 10 southwestern airports and one airport in Crimea until at least Dec. 3

Taiwan - Taiwan to ease COVID-19 facemask rules from Dec. 1, and lift international arrival limits from Dec. 10. Border open with no quarantine.

United States - Severe thunderstorms forecast across South and Ohio Valley regions, US through early Nov. 30. Tornadoes and associated disruptions possible.

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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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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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