June 5, 2023

News to Know

Bleisure Is Back and Transforming the Travel and Hospitality Sector

The travel and hospitality sector is back with a bang. After a rather underwhelming few quarters, largely owing to unprecedented conditions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic and its aftermath, the sectors are finally showing some exciting consolidation and growth trends. For instance, the growth rate of the hospitality sector shall be around 8.29 percent in the next 5-year period. The crucial role played by Bleisure in the recovery and further growth of the sector shall be critical.

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American Airlines’ Radical Plan to Reinvent Business Travel (WALL STREET JOURNAL, MAY REQUIRE SUBSCRIPTION)

U.S. Airlines’ Fuel Consumption Levels Returned to Pre-Pandemic Levels in April (SUPPLY CHAIN BRAIN)

Unruly Passenger Incidents on the Rise (IATA)

How Airlines Are Dealing With A Shortage Of Aircraft (SIMPLE FLYING)


Intrum: Climate Change – Taking Responsibility at Business Level (MARKET SCREENER)

Sustainable Aviation Fuel: Why Policies Are Key to Unlocking Vast Growth Potential in Greener Flying in Asia and China (SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST)


Uber for Business Expands Services for Corporate Travellers (BTN EUROPE)


PayU, Visa and YES BANK launch Business Payment Solution Provider Program for Businesses (TRAVEL DAILY MEDIA)

The Value of Digitization (BREAKING TRAVEL NEWS)

Industry Spotlight


Delivering a More Sustainable Future of Flight

From pursuing sustainable aviation fuels and more efficient aircraft to reducing single-use plastics and encouraging a net-zero supply chain, Delta is on a journey to more sustainable travel and net-zero emissions by 2050. Our strategy and goals are inspired by what is good for the planet, communities and Delta people, and driven by a recognition that sustainability is a business imperative.

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GBTA Convention 2023
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Education Sessions Released!

GBTA Convention 2023 education sessions are now available. Our 90+ sessions were chosen during a highly selective review process during which GBTA received hundreds of submissions. This year’s tracks cover topics including: today’s travel risks, lodging & accommodations, meetings & events management, procurement, distribution, payment solutions, and more!

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GBTA Convention 2023 Exhibitors

Grand Bay Hotel
San Francisco
Booth 2121
Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
Booth DP 1
Booth 2716
Booth 2015
Hard Rock
Booth 2212
Healix International
Booth 2845

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Japan - Train derails at Magome Garage, Tokyo, Japan, June 5. Rail service disruptions occurring.

Russia - Military operations likely to intensify in Belgorod Oblast, Russia, through early June. Follow local security advice.

United States - Unionized dock workers stage industrial action in ports on US West Coast as of late June 4 to demand pay increase. Disruptions likely.

Vanuatu - Severe weather forecast across Vanuatu through at least June 6. Flooding, transport, business, utility 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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"Happy employees, happy company!" Placing employee well-being, DE&I and digitalization ‘front and centre’ is critical to spur employee engagement and appeal to job seekers.

Chad Lemon, former TV broadcaster and BCD moderator is joined by industry experts Angela Williams, VP- People & Culture BCD UK & Ireland and Lynne Griffiths, CEO, Sirus Talent Solutions to discuss the challenges facing the business travel industry around recruitment, retention and attracting new talent.

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