February 16, 2023

GBTA Europe Highlights Advocacy Around Key Industry Developments and Climate Efforts

GBTA have released the February edition of the GBTA Europe Advocacy Newsletter designed to keep you up to date with what’s happening in relation to business travel in Brussels, and how GBTA is advocating on behalf of members.

This month, the newsletter features details of the The EU Green Deal Industrial Plan, to enhance the competitiveness of Europe's net-zero industry and support the transition to climate neutrality. Considered as the European response to the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), European airlines are calling for financial support and initiatives to promote SAF, to meet the EU's sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) ambitions.

The newsletter also includes updates on RefuelEU Aviation, the multimodal digital mobility services (MDMS) and delays to the Entry-Exit System.

Read all the details here in the February GBTA Europe Advocacy newsletter.


Lufthansa—One of Europe’s Biggest Airlines—Suffers Tech Outage Causing Flight Delays, Cancellations (FORBES)


Europe Sees Increase in New Hotel Projects (BTN EUROPE)


Boeing More Than Doubles Sustainable Aviation Fuel Purchase for 2023 (SIMPLE FLYING)

Marina Bay Sands Earns Global Sustainability Certification (4HOTELIERS)


Bot, Not: ChatGPT Isn’t About to Replace Travel Advisors (RECOMMEND)

TripStax Adds Ground Transport Content to Tech Stack with Jyrney Tie-up (TRAVOLUTION)

Corporate Rebound Helps Avis Budget to Record Profit (BTN EUROPE)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA Conference 2023 | Hamburg in Partnership with VDR
Call for Proposals: Last Chance to Submit.

Submission portal closes tomorrow, February 17

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 PPT requirement. The entire session proposal can be submitted via the online form in the Submission Portal.

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GBTA Professional Development
Welcome to the NEW Global Leadership Professional Program

The Global Leadership Professional Program is the only educational initiative designed to provide cutting-edge business insights and immersive learning experiences for senior-level industry professionals. Business travel leaders will use the acquired knowledge to address industry challenges and identify new opportunities.

  • Engaging with a network of global peers and experts
  • Develop team-focused strategies for problem-solving
  • Earn recognition for your committment and achievement to professional development

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Colombia - Activists plan to demonstrate against President Gustavo Petro across Colombia Feb. 15. Disruptions are likely.

Peru - Peru extends state of emergency in some areas, including Lima, as of Feb. 14. Unrest likely to continue through at least late February.

South Africa - National state of disaster declared due to flooding across seven provinces of South Africa as of Feb. 14. Further adverse weather forecast.

New Zealand - Disruptions ongoing across northern, central New Zealand as of Feb. 15 following passage of Former Cyclone Gabrielle. Evacuations ongoing.

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GBTA’s BTI Outlook: A Look at Europe
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