March 10, 2023

New GBTA Podcast

What Is GBTA Ladders? Mentorship, Education and Industry Networking for You

Are you looking to join a top-talent community of the industry’s rising stars and senior leaders, and to enhance your personal and professional career development? On this podcast, you’ll hear from the Season 9 leadership team as they talk all things GBTA Ladders – from the program’s key pillars of mentorship, networking and education, to the benefits to members and how you can get involved.

Tune in for an engaging conversation between our speakers and Ladders Leadership Co-Chairs: Alexandria Prejean Smith, Director, Marketing & Communications at BCD Travel; Lindsay Straub, Vice President, Sales, The BTN Group; and Grace Knowlton, Director, Global Travel & Expense, General Atlantic

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Southwest Is Modernizing Its Technology with Help from Amazon After Holiday Meltdown (BLOOMBERG)

Senators Call for Ban on Airlines Flying to the US Using Russian Airspace (THE LOAD STAR)

Big Plans for the Airports and Airlines in South Africa (BUSINESS TECH)


The Sustainable Markets Initiative Hospitality and Tourism Task Force Announces 14 New Corporate Members and Partners with Three Leading Organizations (HOSPITALITY NET) – FEATURES GBTA

Airbus Logs SAF Firsts On A321neo In France And H130 In Australia (SIMPLE FLYING)


Return of Business Travel in MEA to Return to 2019 Levels by 2024: GBTA (INDIA OUTBOUND)

What NDC Is Really All About (TRAVEL WEEKLY)

Middle East and Africa Region Expected to Return to Pre-Pandemic Levels of Business Travel Spend by 2024 (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA Joins European Co-Signers of Code of Conduct for Data Sharing in Tourism

In a move to respond to the digital transition of the tourism industry, 20 organizations including GBTA representing the travel and tourism sector at the European level agreed to sign a Code of Conduct on data sharing in the tourism sector.

As outlined in today’s announcement by The European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Associations (ECTAA), by creating and endorsing this Code of Conduct, European stakeholders lay down appropriate conditions for harmonized and interoperable tools for tourism-related data exchange.

The document aims at building trust between tourism stakeholders and providing support in the creation of mutually beneficial data sharing agreements in the tourism industry. By setting out common principles (including interoperability, security, and liability), definitions, and guidelines for data sharing, this document contributes to the EU-wide architecture for non-personal data exchange. Any European organization active in the tourism sector can endorse the Code of Conduct.

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GBTA Convention 2023
Bring Your Team to GBTA Convention 2023 with the Corporate Travel Team Program

Organizations will receive unlimited complimentary buyer registrations after four (4) paid registrations and additional convention benefits. Attendees must be active, direct members of GBTA to qualify.

Bring your team to Convention and don’t miss out on:

  • Concentrated time with your entire team in one place
  • Team building, training, and development through networking, attending education sessions and obtaining travel industry insight from the guest speakers
  • Holding a strategy meeting with the global travel team and meet jointly with your global suppliers
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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

France - Unions call for nationwide strikes, demonstrations across France March 11; ongoing ATC strike to continue through March 13

Germany - Security staff at Munich Airport, Germany, to strike 05:00-10:00 March 10; airport and flight disruptions likely.

Ireland Adverse winter weather forecast across Ireland through at least March 10. Hazardous travel conditions are likely.

Malaysia - Authorities increase security at Kuala Lumpur Courts Complex, Malaysia, March 10 due to high-profile court case. Disruptions possible.

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Upcoming Events

Carbon Emissions Reporting: What's the Best Practice?
March 15
1:30 PM SGT

GBTA Conference 2023 | Mexico City
March 15 - 16

How Travel Managers Will Succeed in 2023
March 22
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

GBTA Convention 2023
Aug 13 - 15

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