March 27, 2023

New GBTA Podcast

Preparing for the New World of Airline Retailing

Changes in airline distribution mean that corporate travel managers may soon no longer have access to the same fares and products as they are accustomed through their traditional channels. What this means to individual corporates will depend on which airline, TMC and OBT they are using. In this podcast three travel buyers will discuss how they are preparing for the evolution of airline distribution and what corporates can do to ensure that their travel program is NDC ready.

Tune in to listen to this discussion between our buyers: Ben Park, Chair of the GBTA Europe Advisory Board; Rita Visser, Director Global Travel Sourcing & GPO at Oracle; and Carlos Almendros, Global Procurement Service Leader (Travel) at Cisco.

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Despite Sky-High Prices, Airlines Are Struggling to Accommodate the Spring Break Rush (WUNC)

Google Is Testing Free Price Guarantee for Flights (PHOCUSWIRE)


German TMCs Successfully Cut CO2 Emissions in VDR Pilot (BTN EUROPE)

Finnair Shifts Its Sustainability Efforts Up a Gear (AIRLINGERS)

Modern Livery: Air Malta Receives 5th Airbus A320neo (SIMPLE FLYING)


Corporate Travel to Thrive This Year with a 77% Growth on Hectic Business Activity (TIMES OF INDIA)

Travel Talk: How the ROI of Hotel Business Is Shifting (PHOCUSWIRE)

Business Travel Up, But Pricing Still a Problem (IT ONLINE)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA Convention 2023
Connect First at Convention 2023

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Are you a first-time attendee, young professional, returning professional, or just generally unsure of what to expect at Convention? We invite you to Connect First with your fellow attendees, seasoned thought leaders, and GBTA members at Convention 2023 in Dallas.

Connect First is a program to help you navigate the 3 days of Convention with resources and networking opportunities to ensure that you leave feeling successful and a part of a larger community. This is an inclusive, non-restrictive, no-sign-up type of program.

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Fundamentals of Business Travel Management
New Course Now Open

Designed as a comprehensive guide to the key areas of managed travel, GBTA’s Fundamentals of Business Travel Management is our most highly-requested course. Free for members, this curriculum includes a full range of topics including safety, policy, trends, performance, and more. 

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Canada - Adverse winter weather forecast across central and eastern Canada through at least early March 27. Hazardous travel conditions likely.

France - Activists likely to continue strikes, protests against pension reform into late March. Unions plan nationwide strike for March 28.

United States - Severe weather forecast across parts of the South and Southeast regions, US, through early March 27. Disruptions likely; tornadoes possible.

Vietnam - Officials to close Dien Bien Airport (DIN), Vietnam, from April 1 to facilitate upgrading works. Reconfirm flights.

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Upcoming Events

Global Leadership Professionals (GLP) Program
April 14

The Fundamentals of Strategic Meetings Management
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GBTA Sustainability Summit
June 13

GBTA US Legislative Summit
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GBTA Convention 2023
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GBTA Convention 2023 – it’s the place to be, taking place at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas.

It’s the place where community, learning and advocacy and more all come together for the global business travel industry.

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Communications and Public Relations Manager

Are you an experienced Communications and PR professional looking to join a passionate and purpose-driven team? We’re seeking a talented Communications and PR Manager... Learn More

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