May 15, 2023

News to Know

Stop Chasing the Leisure Experience

The proliferation of corporate travel technology is opening doors in improving the business traveler experience throughout the journey—easy access to personalized content, increasing options in self- and automated service and enhanced collaboration with colleagues, to name a few—although a few of those doors could be opening into dead-end paths.

Technology is ironing out the seams in the traveler experience. The danger, however, is pressing things too flat to remove the unique aspects of business travel.

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Which Airlines Have The Highest Levels of Customer Satisfaction? (SI LIVE)

Good News for Airports and Airlines in South Africa (BUSINESS TECH)

Turkish Airlines Will Make Record-Breaking Aircraft Order (AVIATION SOURCE NEWS)


See Inside One of Europe's Fastest High-Speed Trains, Which Bolts at 186 Miles Per Hour and Serves Meals in First Class (BUSINESS INSIDER)

Post-COVID, Post-Bankruptcy Hertz Is All-in on Electric, with Big Implications for the EV, Auto and Rideshare Market (CNBC)


Sustainable Business Travel (NR TODAY)

UK Aims to Work More Closely with US on SAF Development (BTN EUROPE)


China’s Recovery Lifts U.S. Companies’ Sales as Domestic Consumers Pull Back Spending (CNBC)

Industry Spotlight


Deadline Today to Submit
Call for Nominations Open
GBTA Board of Directors

Have you considered submitting a nomination for the 2023 GBTA Board of Directors elections? Today at 5:00 PM ET is the deadline to submit nominations for the 2023 GBTA Board elections.

We appreciate all who have already submitted nominations. 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 5:00 PM ET today.

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


GBTA + VDR Europe Conference 2023 – Hamburg
Touting the Benefits of Attending

Registration is open for GBTA + VDR Europe Conference 2023 – Hamburg. This year’s event will feature even more of the rich educational content on the industry’s most pressing topics that our attendees have come to expect. Take the next step in your career by engaging with your peers and learning from the world’s best and brightest industry experts.

Download the template here to help justify your attendance in Hamburg. Showcase the value provided by the Conference to you and your team by editing the fields in the attached document and printing or emailing it to your supervisor.

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GBTA Convention 2023 Exhibitors

Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus
Booth 717
Booth 731
Booth 2716
Booth 709
Shangri-La Group
Booth 2232
Shell International Ltd
Booth 639

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Canada - WestJet pilots threaten to strike across Canada starting May 16. Networkwide flight disruptions likely. Reconfirm all flights.

Germany - Climate activists continue roadblock protest campaign in Berlin, Germany, through mid-May. Increased security, localized disruptions likely.

Japan - Japan to host G7 summit in Hiroshima city, May 19-21. Heightened security and air and road transport disruptions certain.

Western, Central, and Southern Europe - Severe weather forecast across parts of southern Europe through at least May 17. Transport, business, and utility disruptions possible.

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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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Save the date for GBTA APAC Conference 2023 - Singapore, 19 - 20 September! Join us for this event which will focus on the key issues as well as the opportunities facing the business travel industry in APAC today. More information to follow soon, in the meantime register your interest here.

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