May 25, 2023

News to Know

WTTC Calls for Governments to “Get Serious” on Incentivizing Sustainable Aviation Fuel

The World Travel & Tourism Council has called on governments worldwide to “get serious” on incentivizing Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), warning that there is currently a “massive gap” between demand and production.

The WTTC said that current SAF production only meets 0.1 to 0.15 per cent of requirement, and urged governments to provide “strong incentives to encourage investment in SAF production, including tax credits, grants or other financial incentives”.

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Airlines Seek Fresh Faces as International Travel Recovers (GLOBAL CHINA DAILY)

Lack of Air Traffic Controllers Is Industry's Biggest Issue, United Airlines CEO Says (NPR)

Air Serbia Becomes One of Europe’s Fastest Growing Airlines (EXYU AVIATION)

Airline Near Misses Are Trending Down (Source)


France Bans Short-Haul Flights to Cut Carbon Emissions (BBC)

Night Trains Are Coming Back! Is Travel Finally Going Green in 2023? (GREEN EFA)


Airwallex Partners with Expedia to Tackle Global Travel Costs (ACCOUNTANTS DAILY)

Everybody Wants the Elusive Unmanaged Business Traveler (THE COMPANY DIME, MAY REQUIRE SUBSCRIPTION)

Industry Spotlight


GBTA Webinar
The Life and Times of a Travel Manager: Career Reflections and the Evolving Role

June 21 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic underscored the vital role of the corporate travel manager. While company leaders and stakeholders gained newfound appreciation for travel managers, there has been little examination or reflection about who travel managers are and how they themselves view their role. Based on GBTA-Cvent research conducted in North America and Europe, this webinar will examine how travel managers feel about their role.


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The Certificate in Corporate Travel Execution (CCTE), in collaboration with Cornell University’s Executive Education Division, is a tailored education program designed for both corporate buyers overseeing managed travel programs and travel product and service suppliers. This program offers a virtual classroom experience focused on key business travel topics such as accounting, finance, human resources, sales strategy, risk and legal issues, and travel procurement.


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GBTA Convention 2023 Exhibitors

Crescent Hotels & Resorts
Booth 2410
Booth 2009
Booth 3322
Booth 2937
Dav El
Booth 2745
Booth 731

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Asia - Super Typhoon Mawar tracking west-northwest in Philippine Sea away from Guam and Northern Mariana Islands May 25. Disruptions ongoing.

Israel - Israel to observe Shavuot holiday nationwide May 25-27. Increased security, associated business and transport disruptions likely.

United Kingdom - Labor unions call for further nationwide rail strikes in the UK, May 31 and June 2-3; rail travel disruptions likely.

Vietnam - Heavy rain and thunderstorms forecast across much of Vietnam through at least June 3. Flooding and associated disruptions possible.

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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

The Life and Times of a Travel Manager: Career Reflections and the Evolving Role
June 21
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

GBTA Convention 2023
Aug 13 - 15

GBTA APAC Conference 2023 - Singapore
September 19 - 20

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We're having a strategic conversation among industry leaders and policymakers to outline concrete solutions to manage the environmental impact of business travel. Join us at the Sustainability Summit on June 13 in Washington, D.C.

Video: Suzanne Neufang at the first GBTA Sustainability Summit in Brussels

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