April 12, 2023

News to Know

UK Workers See the Benefits of Face-to-Face Meetings

The majority of UK employees feel that meeting colleagues in person is still “important”, despite the rise in hybrid and remote working since the Covid-19 pandemic.

A survey by travel management company TravelPerk of 1,000 UK-based workers found that 58 per cent thought face-to-face meetings created a “sense of belonging” within their team. Meanwhile, 43 per cent said it also helped to boost productivity and creativity.

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Industry Spotlight

GBTA Sustainability Summit
Early Bird Savings Expire on Friday, April 14

June 13 | Washington, D.C.

Take advantage of the early bird savings before they fly away on April 14. The GBTA Sustainability Summit is an occasion of education and inspiration to manage the environmental impact of business travel with industry and policy leaders on:

  • Decarbonizing Air Travel: From SAF to Zero Emissions Technologies
  • Activating Point of Sale: How to Nudge Travelers Towards Greener Choices
  • The Cost of Green: What’s the Premium and How to Finance the Transition
  • Regenerative Business Travel: Leaving a Net Positive Impact
  • And more!

Save by bundling your registration with the GBTA U.S. Legislative Summit on June 14-15. Early bird savings end on April 14.



GBTA U.S. Legislative Summit
Early Bird Savings Expire on April 14

June 14-15 | Washington, D.C. 

Will you be a part of the voice that impacts the future of business travel? GBTA members will descend on Capitol Hill in June to discuss the future of business travel, including international travel and climate concerns. Take advantage of the early bird rate (ends on April 14) and register now so we can start scheduling the meetings with your Senators and representatives TODAY! 

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

India - Private hospital nurses strike in Thrissur District, Kerala State, India, April 11-13. Medical service disruptions likely.

Spain - Republican activists plan to demonstrate in central Madrid, Spain, from 19:00 April 14; increased security, transport disruptions likely.

Turkey - Thunderstorms, rain, and snow likely across southeastern and central Turkey (Turkiye) through April 12. Hazardous travel conditions likely.

United States - Possible flooding forecast across parts of West, Northwest, and North Central regions, US, through April 17. Disruptions possible.

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Upcoming Events

The Fundamentals of Strategic Meetings Management
May 5
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

GBTA Canada Conference 2023 – Toronto
May 15 - 17

GBTA Sustainability Summit
June 13

GBTA U.S. Legislative Summit
June 14 - 15

GBTA Convention 2023
Aug 13 - 15

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Join us for the next GBTA Board of Directors Town Hall on April 24 to learn more about our initiatives regarding membership, sustainability, ALC, advocacy, board nominations and elections, and more regional updates.

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