February 24, 2023

New GBTA Podcast

Driving Climate Action in Business Travel: GBTA Sustainability Plans for 2023

GBTA’s Sustainability Initiative – a program managed by the GBTA Foundation – focuses on driving climate action to create a future where global business travel can be done with a net positive impact on the planet and its people. As we move into 2023, GBTA Vice President, Mark Cuschieri, sits down with Jenny Sabineu, Chair of GBTA’s Sustainability Committee and Delphine Millot, GBTA Senior Vice President for Sustainability, to discuss priorities and concrete actions planned for the year ahead.

The discussion centers around current needs of business travel professionals around sustainability; GBTA’s plans to address these – including building capacity, driving cross-industry alignment, and advocating for clearer standards on emissions reporting; the push for low carbon transport infrastructure and solutions; and the benefit of radical collaboration across the global business travel industry.

For more information, visit the GBTA Foundation Sustainability webpage.

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New Survey Reveals Which Services Travelers Are Willing to Pay for at the Airport (4HOTELIERS)


What If the Concierge Is a Robot? How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Your Hotel Stay. (USA TODAY)

Accor Reports Stronger Than Expected Business Rebound (BTN EUROPE)

Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) Report Stellar Results from 2022 (4HOTELIERS)


“Navigating Business Events in Challenging Times” (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

GBTA Forecast Expects Key Business Markets in Europe Will Fully Recover in 2026 (HOSPITALITY NET)

ForwardKeys Data Highlights Revival of Business Travel and Longer Airport Dwell Times (THE MOODIE DAVITT REPORT)

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This year’s theme is #EmbraceEquity. We can all challenge gender stereotypes, call out discrimination, draw attention to bias, and seek out inclusion.


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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Germany - Authorities have lifted remaining COVID-19 entry restrictions in Germany as of Feb. 22; limited domestic restrictions are in effect.

Portugal - Unionized rail workers to strike across Portugal Feb. 27-March 2; rail service disruptions are likely.

Spain - Unionized Swissport ground staff announce a series of 24-hour strikes at 17 airports across Spain, Feb. 27-Apr. 13; flight delays likely.

Vietnam - Heavy rainfall and thunderstorms forecast across central Vietnam through at least Feb. 28. Flooding and associated disruptions possible.

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Celebrating Our Voices on International Women's Day. A Day to #EmbraceEquity.
March 8
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Carbon Emissions Reporting: What's the Best Practice?
March 15
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