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February 22, 2024

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Championing a Tech-Driven Path to Sustainability

In the context of the global movement for action on climate change, sustainability credentials have shifted from being ‘nice to have’ to a ‘need to have’, and the role of technology in driving sustainable innovation is in sharper focus than ever before.

Integrating sustainable practices not only yields a commercial advantage, encompassing cost savings, brand enhancement, and long-term viability, but also has a direct impact on talent attraction. Logicalis' 2023 global CIO survey reveals that 84% of employees prefer companies prioritizing environmental concerns. The same study also affirms that 92% of CIOs recognize a clear connection between ESG, sustainability, and enterprise value, underscoring the escalating importance of sustainability in the realm of IT leadership.

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Business Travelers Rate Three Indian Airports Among Asia's Best (VPEXPRESS)

Top-20 Countries for Air Travel Demand: China to Overtake the U.S. by 2042 (BUSINESS TRAVELER USA)


Wyndham Simplifies Group Travel, Brings Instant Booking To 5,600+ US Hotels (4HOTELIERS)

Accor Posts Record Results, Confidence in 2024 Growth (HOSPITALITY TODAY)


CNA Explains: What Is Sustainable Aviation Fuel and Will It Change How We Fly? (CHANNEL NEWS ASIA)

Japan Airlines Joins Global Sustainable Tourism Council Spearheading Eco-Friendly Travel Initiatives (BREAKING TRAVEL NEWS)


The Rise of Bleisure Travel: Blending Business With Leisure (ET INSIGHTS)

Amex GBT on Trends Shaping Corporate Travel in 2024 (HOSPITALITY TODAY)

US Working To Reduce Visitor Visa Wait Time for Indians After Decrease of 75% (HINDUSTAN TIMES)

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Check Out GBTA’s New Monthly U.S. Advocacy Newsletter

Don’t miss the February edition of the GBTA U.S. Advocacy Newsletter, designed to keep you up to date with what’s happening in relation to business travel in the U.S., and how GBTA is advocating on your behalf. Read it here.


GBTA LATAM Conference
Might Mexico City Be the World’s Number One Destination for Business Travelers in 2023?

Attend the GBTA LATAM Conference 2024 in this vibrant city!

April 3-4

A Forbes article says Mexico City might possibly be the world's number one destination for business travelers. Come and experience it for yourself.

Attend the GBTA LATAM Conference in Mexico and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this dynamic city while gaining invaluable insights to elevate your business travel experiences.

3 reasons to attend:

🤝 Networking beyond borders: Seize the opportunity to connect with industry leaders and experts, fostering global connections.

🚗 Meet local suppliers: Explore reliable local suppliers and strengthen your business relationships. Ensure safe transportation options and reinforce your connections while attending.

🌐 Discover Mexico City’s cultural richness and entertainment: Join us for an unforgettable blend of business and bleisure.

This conference is a must-attend event. English sessions and translation services available onsite.

Register Here in English


Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Argentina - Unionized rail workers to stage a 24-hour strike in Argentina on Feb. 21 to demand salary increases.

China - Adverse winter weather forecast across much of China through at least Feb. 23. Hazardous travel conditions likely.

South Korea - Heavy snowfall forecast across parts of northeastern South Korea through at least Feb. 23. Hazardous travel conditions likely.

United Kingdom - Climate activists plan multiple protests in central London, UK, Feb. 27-29. Heightened security, traffic disruptions likely.

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Sustainable Travel Management
Next session: starts February 26

GBTA Conference 2024 - Mexico City
April 3 - 4

Fundamentals of Business Travel Management
Spring session: starts April 4

GBTA Conference 2024 - Toronto
April 22 - 24

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MEMBER BENEFIT: Research released now on the Hub!

The new report, Travel Risk Management in a Post-COVID World reveals over half of travel managers say TRM is a higher priority today than it was pre-pandemic, but budgets haven't followed suit. Learn how companies are managing the gap & best practices they need to adopt.

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