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March 4, 2024

New GBTA Podcast

Sustainability Is a Team Sport | The Carbon Compass


Welcome to the Carbon Compass, a sustainability and planet-focused subseries of the GBTA's Business of Travel podcast.

In each episode, we will unveil inspiring stories, innovative strategies, and impactful initiatives from special guests: leaders committed to steering the course toward a more sustainable future for business travel. Together, we explore, unpack, and demystify the world of sustainability in business travel.

In this first episode, Mike Nicholus, Global Operations Environment Director for Accenture, explores what sustainable business travel means in the context of global sustainability efforts, and dives into what was needed internally to move the needle on sustainability. Lastly, he gives some insights on what the future of sustainable business travel might look like.



[UK] Budget 2024: Air Travel Tax May Rise in Budget, Say Reports (BBC)

Where Planes Can’t Fly: The Airlines Banned from the EU (SIMPLE FLYING)

Qatar Airways Resumes Osaka Service With Airbus A350 (SIMPLE FLYING)

Vietnam Airlines to Ground 20% of Domestic Fleet Due to Engine Issues (AEROTIME)

Travel Experiences in a Digital First World: Preparing for Disruption with the Rise of AI (HOSPITALITY NET)


Labor, Insurance Costs Rising, But U.S. Hotels Continue Comeback (BISNOW)

HRS Launches Sustainability Knowledge Hub for Hotel Sector (SUSTAINABLE HOTEL NEWS)


Southwest Airlines Invests $30 Million in SAF Producer LanzaJet (SIMPLE FLYING)

Carbon Reporting Becoming Bigger Part of Fleet Management (FLEET POINT)


Sixt Sees Lack of ‘Momentum’ for Electric Vehicles (BTN EUROPE)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA Convention 2024
Keynote Speaker for GBTA Convention 2024 Announced

Meet Dr. Bertrand Piccard, Initiator and Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation.

Dr. Bertrand Piccard is a modern-day pioneer in aviation exploration and innovation – first with his 1999 record-breaking, around-the-world balloon journey, and then with his 2016 first-ever global circumnavigation in a solar-powered electric airplane. This session draws inspiration from Dr. Piccard’s incredible experiences and connects them to the human ingenuity needed to solve looming climate-related challenges in our industry and beyond.

Register today for this keynote and much more before rates increase on March 31 at 11:59 PM ET!



Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

France - Taxi drivers to strike and stage vehicular protests in Paris and other cities across France, March 4. Private hire and travel disruptions.

Germany - Unionized transport workers to strike across North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, March 5-6. Train, bus disruptions likely.

Haiti - American Airlines and Sunrise Airways continue suspension of all flights to/from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, as of March 2. Confirm flights.

Middle East/North Africa - Pro-Palestinian rallies likely to continue across Middle East and North Africa region through at least late March.

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GBTA Conference 2024 - Mexico City
April 3 - 4

Fundamentals of Business Travel Management
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GBTA Conference 2024 - Toronto
April 22 - 24

GBTA APAC Conference 2024 - Singapore
May 14 - 15

GBTA Convention 2024
July 22 - 24

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