May 24, 2023

News to Know

NASA Partners With Airlines to Save Fuel, Reduce Flight Delays

NASA recently signed agreements with five major U.S. airlines to continue developing an air traffic decision-making tool that saved more than 24,000 pounds of jet fuel in 2022 for flights departing from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field Airport.  

Over 2022, NASA’s Digital Information Platform (DIP) machine-learning tool allowed flight coordinators at the two Dallas airports with capabilities to reduce delays and save fuel. Using traffic predictions from the DIP-developed Collaborative Digital Departure Reroute (CDDR) tool, they were able to identify opportunities of more efficient, alternative takeoff routes, which reduced delays and saved fuel.   

Continue Reading

Memorial Day Airline Travel to Exceed Pre-Pandemic Levels, USDOT Says (MY STATELINE)

UK Regulator Considers Rating Airlines on Their Support for PRMs (RUNWAY GIRL)

Go First Airline Says 'No Definite Timeline' for Resumption of Operations, Informs DGCA (MINT)


Hilton Launches “H3 Project” Long-Stay Brand (BUSINESS LOUNGE DAILY)


Driving Sustainability Forward: How Travel and Expense Paves the Way for Responsible Spend Culture in Utility and Energy Company (APN NEWS)

How to Measure and Strengthen Sustainability All Along the Supply Chain (IMD)


Avis Operator Zeda Gets Boost from Tourism, Corporate Travel (NEWS24)

Microsoft Beefs up ChatGPT and Bing in Wide-Ranging AI Product Launch (REUTERS)

American Express Global Business Travel Publishes ESG Report (TRAVEL DAILY MEDIA)

Industry Spotlight


For U.S. and Canada Travel Buyers
Take Our Latest GBTA Survey by Friday

For GBTA’s latest research study survey, we are seeking the insights of travel buyers in the U.S. and Canada by this Friday, May 26th, on important topics in our the industry including:

  • priorities for travel programs in 2023
  • travel policy approaches post-pandemic
  • sustainability and carbon emissions efforts
  • current state of business travel costs

Your survey responses enable us to bring together the “voices” of our industry to foster greater understanding and impact for our collective present and future. So grab a coffee and take 10 minutes to complete this survey – much thanks to our US and Canada buyers for your participation.

Take the Survey


GBTA Professional Development
Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management

June 7, 14, 21, 28
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM BST

Deadline to Register is May 31

Register today for the Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management. This course builds off of the Fundamentals curriculum to aid business travel professionals in increasing their knowledge of the industry while also expanding on their professional skills. Gain knowledge on:

  • Travel Policy Compliance
  • Travel Risk Management
  • Data Strategy
  • Category Management, Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Relationship Management

GBTA Convention 2023 Exhibitors

Copa Airlines
Booth 2224
CoralTree Hospitality
Booth IHP - 6
Cornerstone Information Systems
Booth 2131
Corporate Travel Management (CTM)
Booth 1707
Corporate Traveler
Booth 2345
Booth 2614

See All GBTA Convention 2023 Exhibitors


Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Australia - Activists plan to protest at Sydney Town Hall, Sydney, Australia, from 18:00 May 24. Increased security likely.

Canada - Emergency crews working to contain wildfires across Saskatchewan, Canada, as of early May 23. Evacuations and road closures ongoing.

Norway and Sweden - Flood warnings issued across northern Finland, Norway, and northern Sweden May 23. Possible transport, business, and utility disruptions.

Spain - Unionized government employees will demonstrate in central Madrid, Spain, May 25; increased security, transport disruptions likely.

More Information

Upcoming Events

Webinar: How to Offer Climate Smart Travel Today and Tomorrow
June 7
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

View More Events

What is regenerative travel? 🌱 How does it work in business travel? What can travel managers and the business travel community do to truly have a net positive impact on the destinations they visit?

🌎 Find out from the latest GBTA podcast featuring Wesley Espinosa, Interim Executive Director, Center for Responsible Travel (interviewed by Kelsey Frenkiel).

View Post

GBTA Career Spotlight
Is Your Company Hiring?

Use the GBTA Career Center to post your business travel job openings and access thousands of qualified industry professionals looking to make their next career move.

Get Started
Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn  Youtube  GBTA Blog

Was this email forwarded to you? Please sign up to receive GBTA emails.
Not a member? Join today.

Advertise | Post a Job. | How can GBTA help solve your industry challenges?


Global Business Travel Association
107 S West St., Suite 762, Alexandria, VA 22314
tel: +1 703 684 0836 | web:

Copyright © 2023, All rights reserved.
Update your GBTA email preferences