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March 15, 2024

GBTA Launches Industry's First Global Sustainable Procurement Standards to Pave the Way for Responsible Practices in Business Travel

The GBTA Foundation, the charitable arm of GBTA, has launched GBTA Sustainable Procurement Standards, an educational resource that corporate travel buyers worldwide can utilize to make informed procurement decisions and deliver on their organization's sustainability objectives. The Standards also align with the Biden Administration's formal commitment last December to accelerate sustainable travel practices.

Additionally, GBTA Sustainable Procurement Standards help ensure suppliers are better prepared to respond to procurement-related requests in a harmonized way by providing a standard set of questions for assessing the sustainability practices of current or potential vendors, partners, and suppliers.

The Standards are a free resource with the first set focusing on the aviation sector. GBTA will release additional standards for industry sectors including hotels and ground transportation in the coming months.

Read the full announcement here and register for the free webinar on the GBTA Sustainable Procurement Standards on April 3rd.

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Etihad Airways Reports Strong February Passenger Growth (AIRWAYS MAG)

United Airlines Close to Lease Deal For Airbus A321 Jets to Fill Gap Left By Boeing 737MAX-10 Delays (PADDLE YOUR OWN KANOO)


Hilton to Accelerate Expansion in Fast-Growing Lifestyle Category (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)


Swedavia Committed to SAF Incentive Programme (AIRPORT WORLD)

Uber Launches New ‘Emission Savings’ Tracking Tool (INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT)

Minor Hotels Marks Sustainability Milestone as 20th Property Earns Green Growth 2050 Platinum Certification (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)


GBTA appoints SilverDoor’s Pauline Houston as First Chairperson of GBTA’s Newly Formed WINiT EMEA Chapter (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS, GBTA FEATURED)

Amsterdam and New York Are the Top Destinations for European Business Travelers (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Pace of Travel Industry Transformation to Accelerate (HOSPITALITY TODAY)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA LATAM Conference 2024 – Mexico City
Latin America Travel Insights and Trends from the GBTA Business Travel Index™ Outlook

This year marks a pivotal time where the world is back to business travel as usual. Or is it?

At the GBTA LATAM 2024 Conference in Mexico City, Cristina Scott, GBTA Senior Vice President for the Americas, shares the latest insights on global regional forecasts for business travel, spending and pricing trends, the current state of the business traveler, and the industry's sentiment for the year ahead. Based on GBTA's Business Travel Index Outlook (BTI) and ongoing survey data, this session will outline evolving trends and transformative factors poised to shape the industry for travel buyers, suppliers, business travelers and beyond.

Register now for the GBTA LATAM Conference before the registration rates increase on March 15th.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Canada - City employees in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, call off strike as of late March 14 following tentative deal. Lingering disruptions possible.

Central/South America - High temperatures forecast across parts of central South America through at least March 17. Transport and utility disruptions possible.

Germany - Ground staff and security workers extend, expand strike to more airports in Germany through March 15. Air travel disruptions likely.

Taiwan - Road safety activists to rally across Taiwan from 10:00 March 17. Tight security, localized 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

GBTA APAC Conference 2024 - Singapore
May 14 - 15

GBTA U.S. Legislative Summit 2024
June 10 - 12

GBTA Convention 2024
July 22 - 24

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