January 13, 2023

New GBTA Podcast

Bringing End-to-End T&E Management Built to Scale

In this latest "Tech Safari Series" podcast from the GBTA Tech Committee showcasing new technologies and solutions in business travel, Katie Virtue, GBTA Tech Committee member, talks with Devon Tivona, the head of Coupa Travel. Hear about the company and its technology-first approach to travel and expense management as Tivona shares how Coupa’s technology platform with expense, virtual payment and travel management solutions can help companies maximize the value of their spend.

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Airlines Work to Move Past Delays After FAA Outage Blamed on Corrupted File (NBC NEWS)

Asia Pacific Carriers See 500% Increase In International Demand (SIMPLE FLYING)


Amadeus and Key Data Announce Business Intelligence Partnership (HOSPITALITY NET)

Hilton Unveils New Brand, Spark by Hilton (4HOTELIERS)

Nobu Continues to Expand Global Footprint in 2023, Its 10th Anniversary (4HOTELIERS)


TakeTwo Partners with Serko to Offer Zeno Booking Tool (BTN)

What Will ChatGPT Mean for the Travel Industry? (PHOCUSWIRE)

Grounding of Flights in U.S. Produces Aftershocks for Travel and Hospitality (PHOCUSWIRE)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA Convention 2023
GBTA Convention 2023 Ambassador Program

GBTA is looking for members to each serve 8 hours during Convention 2023 as Convention Ambassadors. All Ambassadors will receive a preferred registration rate of $150 to attend GBTA Convention 2023. The application deadline will be May 1st, 2023. Please review all terms before applying.

Additional information, terms and application are located here.


New Date Added
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
January 17 - 18, 2023 | Register now

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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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

France - Labor unions in France call for nationwide strikes and demonstrations Jan. 19; business and transport disruptions likely.

Italy - Unionized public transport workers to strike in four Italian regions Jan. 13; service disruptions likely.

Sri Lanka - Rail disruptions possible as of Jan. 13 after passenger train derails in Hatares Kotuwa, North Central Province, Sri Lanka.

United States - Disruptions ongoing following storm in parts of Alabama and Georgia, US as of early Jan. 13. Thousands affected by power outages.

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Upcoming Events

Travel Risk Management Bootcamp Understanding and Implementing ISO31030
January 17 - 18

How AI Can Turn Travel Managers into Rockstars
January 25 | 11:00 AM

GBTA Conference 2023 | Mexico City
March 15 - 16

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Victoria Gerschbacher, Commercial Sustainability Manager at ClimatePartner explains why they took part in GBTA’s Sustainability Summit, what is needed to create a greener future for business travel, and how they are supporting the business travel industry’s sustainability journey. Watch Video

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GBTA Career Spotlight
Event Operations Coordinator

The Event Operations Coordinator is a member of the Americas events team, which is responsible for the management of meetings and events within Canada, USA, Mexico, and LATAM. Learn More

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