June 9, 2023

New GBTA Podcast

Demystifying 'SAF'

Join Karolien De Hertogh, Director UK & Ireland, United Airlines, Calum Hawley, Global Travel Manager, Endeavour Mining Plc and Rohini Sengupta, Director, Environmental Sustainability, United Airlines for an in depth discussion on how the aviation industry has pledged to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and Sustainable Aviation Fuel otherwise known as SAF is key to sustainable aviation. In this podcast we want to explore to what extent SAF offers a solution. We will discuss current production and challenges with regards to scalability. Furthermore, we will cover how you can send demand signals to producers, investors and governments and help scale up production.

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Wildfire Smoke: Airlines Issue Travel Advisories for Northeast and Midwest Airports (FORBES)

Some Airlines Are Stopping Economy Class Passengers from Reclining. Good, They All Should. (USA TODAY)

Airline Pricing Identified as Travel Buyers’ Biggest Challenge (BTN EUROPE)


Neste Helps Swedish Airport, Airline Fuel Flights with SAF (BIODIESEL MAGAZINE)

SAF Production Set for Growth but Needs Policy Support to Diversify Sources (IATA)


Business Travel Recovery Set to Outpace Leisure in July, says Forwardkeys (THE MOODIE DAVITT REPORT)

TAMS Sees Accessibility Campaign Leading To Best Practices, Standards (THE COMPANY DIME | GBTA FEATURED)

BCD Explores Pain Points Associated with Business Travel Expenses (TRAVEL NEWS ASIA)

New Report from and GBTA Sheds Light on the Transforming Role of the Corporate Travel Manager (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Industry Spotlight


Multimodal Digital Mobility Services (MDMS) Supporters call for Greater Ambition

GBTA and a range of interested groups from Europe’s mobility ecosystem led by EU Travel Tech, have written an open letter to the EVP of the EU Commission following the latest news from the Commission to downgrade the ambition of the Regulation on Multimodal Digital Mobility Services (MDMS).

Ten signatories, including GBTA are strongly advocating that the Commission keeps a high level of ambition for this Regulation, keeping the interests of European travelers and EU climate goals at the heart of the initiative. Since the inception of MDMS, supporters have advocated for the EU to ease the booking of (multimodal) transport journeys involving different transport offers across all modes and operators into a single booking, to support the wider European Green Deal ambitions and to encourage the much-needed shift to rail.

With the goal of enticing passengers towards more sustainable travel in mind, representatives are calling for the EU to unleash the potential of MDMS as modal shift and competition enablers.

To read the full letter


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.

Learn More & Submit

GBTA Convention 2023 Exhibitors

LATAM Airlines
Booth 1545
LG Ad Solutions
Booth IP 4
Booth 2145
Lot Polish
Booth 2222
Lufthansa Group
Business Lounge
Booth 2231c
Luma Hotels
Booth 3231

See All GBTA Convention 2023 Exhibitors


Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Bangladesh - Activists plan to hold rallies in multiple cities across Bangladesh from June 14-July 22. Increased security likely. Avoid rallies.

Philippines - Philippines to mark 125th Independence Day June 12. Related protests planned. Tight security likely at event, rally sites.

South Africa - Ongoing service delivery protest disrupting transport, business operations in City Deep, Johannesburg, South Africa, early June 9.

United Kingdom - Climate activists are likely to stage further daily demonstrations in central London, UK, through early July.

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Upcoming Events

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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Join us for the GBTA Global Elections | Board of Directors Candidate Forum on June 29 at 11:00 AM EDT

The GBTA Board of Directors play a critical role in shaping our industry and the path for the association. Join this complimentary forum to hear directly from the candidates themselves, as they share their vision for GBTA.

The following seats are up for election...

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