May 12, 2023

News to Know

Will Your Meetings Ever Have a Carbon Budget?

Corporate travel departments are known to be a few steps ahead of their meeting department cousins in terms of putting managed-spend programs in place, and over the years, the Global Business Travel Association has often driven understanding of those strategies. Recently, GBTA members have been setting their sights on managed sustainability practices, and the association’s new report may give forward-thinking meeting professionals things to consider as they work to control the environmental impact of their events.

“Managing Emissions from Business Travel Programs: Overview of Corporate Best Practices,” looks at four building blocks of a climate-conscious travel program—travel decisions, emissions tracking, supplier engagement, and decarbonization.

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Dubai’s Emirates Scraps Boarding Passes (ARABIAN BUSINESS)

Airline Seat Capacity in Recovery Mode (TTR WEEKLY)

US Congressmen Push for Longer Flights at Washington Reagan National Airport (SIMPLE FLYING)


Beyond the Hype: The Rise of Conversational AI in Hospitality (HOSPITALITY TODAY)

An Emerging Amenity for Hotels: Bikes and E-Bikes (HOSPITALITY NET)


German Rail Union Calls 50-Hour Strike (BTN EUROPE)


CWT, Expand Partnership (BTN)

Mastercard Economics Institute Releases Travel Industry Trends 2023: Mainland China Re-Opens, Experiences Endure, and Business Travel Bounces Back (BUSINESSWIRE)

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]


GBTA Canada Conference 2023 - Toronto
Join Richard Bartrem on the Main Stage

Are you struggling to build trust in your brand in the post-pandemic world? Join Richard Bartrem, on the main stage at GBTA Canada Conference 2023 | Toronto for his keynote, "Trust me - Why brand trust matters in a post-pandemic world and why you should be doing something about it." Bartrem will share insights and strategies to help you navigate the challenging landscape of brand trust.

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GBTA Convention 2023 Exhibitors

Booth 2910
Sonesta International Hotels
Booth 3008
The Ascott Limited
Booth 2408
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Booth 1820
305 Transportation Services
Booth 712
A1A Global Ground
Booth 1142

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Algeria - Severe weather forecast across northeastern Algeria through at least early May 12. Possible transport, business, and utility disruptions.

Eastern Europe and Central Asia and Western, Central, and Southern Europe - Conflict-related sanctions and restrictions continue to cause disruptions in Europe as of May 11.

Germany - Unionized rail workers in Germany will strike nationwide 22:00 May 14-23:59 May 16. Rail service disruptions likely.

South Korea - South Korea lifts seven-day quarantine requirement for COVID-19 cases effective June 1. Minimal domestic and international curbs in effect.

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Upcoming Events

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

GBTA APAC Conference 2023 - Singapore
September 19 - 20

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Why attend the GBTA Sustainability Summit on June 13? "The caliber of content presented at GBTA's inaugural Sustainability Summit was truly remarkable, exceeding all expectations. GBTA has set a high standard for future events, and I eagerly anticipate what they have in store." - Robyn G., VP of Emerging Business, Cirium.
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