June 6, 2023

News to Know

IATA and UNEP to Address Key Environmental Challenges in Aviation Including Single-Use Plastics

International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aligned with the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to address sustainability challenges in the aviation industry.

Reduction of problematic single use plastics products (SUPP) and improving the circularity in the use of plastics by the industry is the initial focus of the partnership as UNEP leads global efforts to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, including in the marine environment, by the end of 2024.

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Russia Fly-Around a Source of Tension for Airline Industry (FRANCE24)

Government Asks Airlines To Devise Mechanism For Reasonable Ticket Pricing (BQ PRIME)

Shift in Business Travel Forces Airline to Rethink Corporate Model (PYMNTS)

IATA Urges to Provide Timely, Thorough and Public Accident Reports (4HOTELIERS)


Global Airlines Target Europe Over Green Policies (REUTERS)

Latin America ‘at Risk of Being Left Behind’ on Sustainable Aviation Fuel (FLIGHT GLOBAL)


Marriott Launches “Affordable Midscale Extended Stay Brand” (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Hyatt’s Transformative Growth Continues: More Markets, More Segments, More Opportunities (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

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GBTA Sustainability Summit
Last Chance to Register

June 13 | Washington, D.C.

We're up against time to curb the impact of business travel on the environment. You're also running out of time to register for the GBTA Sustainability Summit where we outline concrete solutions with policy and industry leaders to drive climate action. Save your seat and join us on June 13 in Washington, D.C.

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GBTA + VDR Europe Conference 2023
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Hamburg | 14-16 November

Registration is open! 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 at GBTA Conference 2023 – Hamburg in Partnership with VDR. 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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Registration rates increase on 29 June at 11:59 PM BST

GBTA Convention 2023 Exhibitors

Booth 2225
Booth 2248
Booth 2208
Booth 3423
Booth 3046, SP 1
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Booth 2817

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Australia - Activists plan to protest at Brisbane Airport Corporation headquarters in Brisbane, Australia, from 09:00 June 10.

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

Philippines - Increased volcanic activity ongoing at Mayon Volcano in Albay Province, Philippines, as of June 5. Authorities raise alert level.

Portugal and Spain - Severe weather forecast across much of Portugal and Spain through at least June 11. Possible transport, business, and utility disruptions.

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Upcoming Events

Webinar: How to Offer Climate Smart Travel Today and Tomorrow
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 excited to announce that 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! Register Now

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