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February 28, 2024

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Rail Travel Is Almost Nine Times Greener Than by Car on the Top 100 Business Routes New Figures Show

The next phase of Green Travel Pledge carbon emission passenger data shows journeys along 100 of Britain’s busiest business routes create significantly less carbon emissions by rail compared to travelling by car.  

On average across the top 100 business travel routes, taking the train for business travel produces nine times less carbon than going by diesel or petrol car, more than four times less carbon than using a plug-in hybrid electric car and almost two-and-a-half times less carbon than using a battery electric car.

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Are Airlines Returning to Israel, Despite the War on Gaza? (ALJAZEERA)

Canadian Low-Fare Airline Lynx Air Is Shutting Down, Customers May Be on Their Own Seeking Refunds (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Why an Effective Payments Strategy Is Critical for Airlines (PHOCUSWIRE)

Brussels Airlines to Cancel 20% of Its Flights Today Because of Strikes (SIMPLE FLYING)


The Era of 'Returns' Is Over in the Hospitality Industry (HOSPITALITY NET)

Google Europe Hotel Search Hijacking Bug (HOSPITALITY TODAY)


Business Travel in India Gains Momentum, to Reach Pre-Covid Level in 2025: GBTA Outlook

Spotlight on 3 Technology Trends in Corporate Travel (PHOCUSWIRE)

Industry Spotlight

February GBTA Volunteer of the Month

Justin Morris
Director of Sales

Justin Morris has been in corporate travel for close to 15 years. He spent four years with Avis Budget Group, where he led the mid-market team and advanced to be one of the first business development leaders with a 14-state territory. After his time with Avis Budget Group, he spent four years at CWT, contributing to their small, small-to-medium, and mid-market sectors in the Midwest before joining Direct Travel for a year. Now, Justin works as the Director of Sales for Traxo and has been in his current role for four years. Aside from his opportunities to speak to local BTA chapters throughout the US, Justin is currently a member of five BTA chapters, is the Vice President of the GBTA Michigan chapter, competed in Ladders, took the Global Leadership Professional course, and sits on the Technology Committee. Outside of corporate travel, Justin spends most of his time with his wife and children in their foster care ministry, and when he has downtime, he enjoys a good game of tennis.

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Inspire Inclusion: Free International Women’s Day 2024 Webinar

This International Women’s Day, let’s forge a road to a more inclusive world. Join GBTA WINiT for a live webinar, Friday, March 8, 11:00 AM ET, where women business travel leaders will explore themes of inclusion, empowerment, and belonging. This engaging, 45-minute discussion will leave you equipped with practical, actional tips for fostering a more inclusive environment.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Canada - Adverse winter weather conditions forecast across parts of eastern and central Canada through Feb. 29. Hazardous travel conditions likely.

Germany - German public transport workers to strike nationwide through March 2; major disruptions to bus, tram, metro, and flight operations likely.

Japan - Strong winds forecast across parts of eastern Japan through Feb, 28. Air and rail disruptions ongoing in Tokyo and surrounding areas.

United Kingdom - Various rail operators in the UK to be affected by strikes March 1-5; strikes in Northern Ireland postponed. Transport disruptions likely.

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Upcoming Events

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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Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management™

📅: Starting March 7

⌚: 10:00 AM EST

Build Upon Your Industry Knowledge and Expand Your Professional Skills The Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management™ course builds on the basic components of business travel management...

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