May 5, 2023

New GBTA Podcast

Virtual Payments - One of Many Solutions for Hotel Payments

This podcast explores best-in-class payment solutions for hotel expenditure as industry buyers share their views on the pros and cons of a virtual card as a possible payment solution for hotel bookings. The podcast also highlights what needs to be considered if a virtual payment solution is selected for hotel payments.

Join Marion Klar, Director, Payments and Product Experience, for AmexGBT, Anouar Mrissa, Director of Sales for ehotel AG, Roberta Lorizzo, Global Travel and Expense Manager for SCOR, and Martin Stevens, Senior Manager for RELX for this conversation.

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Industry Spotlight


Deadline Extended
Call for Nominations Open Until May 15:
GBTA Board of Directors

Have you considered submitting a nomination for the 2023 GBTA Board of Directors elections? You now have more time to step forward. The deadline to submit nominations for the 2023 GBTA Board election has been extended to Monday, May 15, 2023, 5:00 PM ET.

We appreciate all who have already submitted nominations. Elections for open seats on GBTA's Board are held each year in conjunction with the annual Convention. The 2023 elections will conclude with the announcement of the new Board members on August 15, 2023, at the GBTA Annual Convention in Dallas.

We are seeking nominees for five open Board seats, including the President and Vice President roles, which must be filled by a buyer, two additional seats for buyer members that include the Canadian and At-Large seat. Also, open is one seat for a supplier member. Except for the Canadian regional seat, all eligible members from across the globe are welcome to fill the four seats. To learn more of the requirements, click here.

Nominations must be submitted by Monday, May 15, 2023, at 5:00 PM ET.

Check your email for the link to submit your nominations If you have any questions please contact Shane Downey at [email protected]


IATA Global Traffic At 88% Of Pre-Pandemic Levels (SIMPLE FLYING)

Canada Wants Customers to Receive Refunds for Airline Delays and Cancellations (TRAVEL NOIRE)

European Airlines See Strong Summer Bookings, Hope to Avert Chaos (REUTERS)


Analyzing the Push for Sustainable Jet Fuel (BANGKOK POST)

Hotel Environmental Sustainability Also Means Profit Sustainability (4HOTELIERS)

United to Triple Sustainable Aviation Fuel Use in 2023 (TRAVEL PULSE)


Visa Requirements for Your Business Trip to Canada (SHARE CAST)

Booking Holdings Beats Profit Estimates on Strong Travel Demand (REUTERS)

Healix Launches Innovative Travel Safe Tool to Evaluate Individual Business Travel Risk (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)

GBTA Canada Conference 2023 – Toronto
It’s Travel… Business Travel!
Games & Glam at the Big Night Out

GBTA Canada Conference 2023 - Toronto is just around the corner, and we're thrilled to invite you to join us for an unforgettable evening of Games & Glam at this year's Big Night Out! Don your best cocktail attire a la James Bond and join GBTA on Tuesday, May 16 from 6:30 PM to 11 PM to see the Omni King Edward Hotel transformed into a luxurious casino, transporting you to a world of glamour and intrigue, complete with all your favorite games, exotic cocktails (shaken, not stirred!), and ample opportunity to network with fellow business travel industry professionals.

Make sure you register for GBTA Canada Conference 2023 - Toronto and don't miss out on the biggest night of the year!


U.S. Department of Transportation Presentation
U.S. Blueprint to Decarbonize Travel

June 13 | Washington, D.C.

We’re excited to have Carol “Annie” Petsonk, Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Transportation join the GBTA Sustainability Summit. She will provide insights about the U.S. strategy to decarbonize transportation, including what the federal government is doing to incentivize SAF uptake, invest in clean and renewable energy, and harmonize reporting requirements.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Italy - Labor unions plan to protest against latest government labor laws in Bologna, Italy, May 6. Disruptions and increased security likely.

New Zealand - Train service resumes in Auckland, New Zealand, after authorities restore power the afternoon of May 5. Lingering rail disruptions possible.

South Korea - Flight disruptions ongoing across southern South Korea as of early May 5. Further severe weather forecast.

United States - Severe weather forecast across the South, US, through at least early May 6. Tornadoes and flooding possible.

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Upcoming Events

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

GBTA Canada Conference 2023 – Toronto
May 15 - 17

PredictX Webinar
May 17
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

GBTA Sustainability Summit
June 13

GBTA U.S. Legislative Summit
June 14 - 15

GBTA Convention 2023
Aug 13 - 15

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