April 11, 2023

Navigating What NDC Means for Global Business Travel

Some are industry “veterans” who’ve been following it for a decade, while others are only now starting to get their head around the ABCs of NDC. Either way and at every level in between, this timely topic is back in the spotlight for the business travel industry.

New Distribution Capability (NDC) marks changes coming to airline distribution, retailing, and the subsequent access to airfares and products. GBTA has resources available to help our industry navigate what’s ahead including ensuring corporate travel programs are NDC-ready.

  • Help GBTA compile a collective view of NDC in our industry. In the latest GBTA Business Travel Outlook Poll now underway, we need your insights on various aspects of your NDC experience. Take the poll today – GBTA will publish the results on Wednesday, April 26th.

    Take the Poll Here
  • Tap into GBTA’s expert “voices” to better understand and take action on what’s right for your company, clients and corporate travel program. For a limited time, GBTA is making available to members and non-members alike these NDC-focused materials: 
  • Join the new GBTA NDC online community to hear the latest and connect with industry peers. The recently launched Distribution/NDC Forum here provides a platform for GBTA members to inform, engage, ask questions, share resources, and gain insights from each other.
  • More to come at the GBTA Convention and beyond. GBTA is lining up more resources including a follow-up NDC-focused podcast. Additionally, the conversation will go “live” with NDC as a featured panel and session topic at the GBTA Convention in August. Watch for more details.

AirAsia Returns to China Growth (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Airports Ramp up Digital Technology Investments to Meet Demands of Air Travel Recovery (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

FAA Warns of Safety Hazard from Leaky Faucets in Boeing 787, Calls for Inspections (FOX 29)


Sustainability: How to Measure Corporate Travel’s Impact

Middle East Consumers Willing to Pay More for Sustainable, Authentic Luxury Excursions and Accommodation


In the Recovery Era, Hotel Bookings Have Tipped Again Toward Online Travel Agencies (COSTAR)

Corporate Travel Spending on Track for 2024 Recovery (BTN EUROPE)

Leveraging Innovation to Solve Pain Points in B2B Travel Payments (PHOCUSWIRE)

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April 24
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GBTA Conference 2023 | Toronto
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Early Bird Pricing Ends April 13th at Midnight!

Early bird pricing ends April 13th at 11:59 PM ET

$750 for Buyers | $1,495 for Suppliers

The conference is packed with educational sessions led by thought leaders in the business travel industry. With a wide range of topics covering everything from travel risk management to sustainability, you'll have the chance to customize your conference experience and take home actionable ideas to improve your travel program and boost your career.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to connect with your peers and learn from industry experts.



Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Argentina - Labor activists to strike and protest across Argentina April 12. Heightened security, disruptions likely.

Canada - Adverse winter weather forecast across parts of western Canada through at least early April 12. Hazardous travel conditions likely.

Italy - Multiple unions representing railway staff plan to strike across Italy 09:00 to 17:00 April 14. Rail disruptions, and protests are likely.

Philippines - Severe weather forecast across parts of northern and central Philippines through at least April 14. Disruptions possible.

Spain - Air traffic controllers to strike for two hours at 16 Spanish airports Thursdays and Sundays through April. disruptions possible.

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