June 1, 2023

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How These Asian Airline Industry Leaders Are Spearheading the Resurgence of Air Travel

For awhile, the global pandemic brought the world to a standstill, with border closings preventing long-distance air travel, as well as disrupting opportunities for business, education and personal connections.

Recognizing the importance of travel, these airline CEOs and founders from Asia’s most influential have worked hard to adapt their businesses during the pandemic and are now expanding their operations as the world emerges from the crisis. Their dedication to restoring air travel by ensuring the viability of their companies and the safety of passengers feeds the growing appetite for seeing the world once more. Asia’s airline leaders are making the joy of exchanging ideas and exploring different cultures possible again.

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GBTA WINiT Awards Now Open for Nominations

June 1 - August 25, 2023

The GBTA WINiT Awards recognize the achievement of women who lead, inspire and motivate. Submit your nomination(s) now to recognize extraordinary women who are respected for their leadership, resilience and confidence in our industry. Help GBTA celebrate these high-caliber women globally, along with the allies and companies who support them. The WINiT Top 50 Awards will be announced the week of September 25, 2023. Individual award winners will be announced at the GBTA WINiT Gala on Thursday, October 26, 2023.

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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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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Africa - Annual rainy season to occur across western Africa through November. Heavy rainfall could result in widespread flooding.

China - Rallies possible in Hong Kong, China, June 4 to commemorate anniversary of 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown. Increased security likely.

France - Labor unions and activists to stage further strikes and protests across France, June 6. Heightened security, disruptions possible.

Western, Central, and Southern Europe - Activist groups to demonstrate across Europe in support of Russian opposition politician June 4. Localized disruptions likely.

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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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Why we are excited about the upcoming GBTA Sustainability Summit in Washington, D.C.: “It was energizing to get to know industry peers demonstrating a genuine passion and engagement in setting the right expectations and fighting greenwashing. The 2022 edition of the summit has been outstanding! Through fostering collaboration and education, it is an exceptional platform to genuinely advance sustainability in the business travel industry.”

Sylvain Muller, Senior Director of Product Management, SAP Concur Register here

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