June 28, 2023

News to Know

Why These 5 Executives Believe Airports Are the Key to Aviation Decarbonization

With thousands of employees and passengers using them every day, airports can be considered small cities of their own. Almost all of the stakeholders in the aviation ecosystem have facilities at or near airports and conduct business there every day. This includes airlines; aircraft manufacturers; fuel producers and providers; and, ground-handling service providers.

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More than 8,000 US Flights Delayed or Canceled After Severe Storms (CNN)

British Airways Extends Minimum Connection Time at London Heathrow Airport (BUSINESS TRAVELER USA)


Greenwashing Backlash Hits EU Airlines (THE COMPANY DIME)

UK Rail Industry Launches ‘Revolutionary’ Carbon Calculator (BTN EUROPE)

Sustainable Aviation Fuel: Will There Ever Be Enough? (SIMPLE FLYING)


U.S. Bank Adds AI to Business Travel Payments as Competition Heats Up (AMERICAN BANKER)

Changing Business Travel Preferences: A Shift in Traveller Attitudes and Behavior (TRAVEL BIZ MONITOR)

Industry Spotlight

Global Elections
The GBTA Board of Directors Election Is Underway

The GBTA Board of Directors serves as the governing body of the Association and is responsible for establishing the focus and direction of the Association. Board Members spend time deliberating on matters and policies related to the Association’s programs and services. Their opinions and experience provide needed input into shaping the strategic goals for the organization. Volunteering on the Board is a chance for our industry’s leaders to make a long-term positive impact on our profession.

We invite you to educate yourself on the candidates running for GBTA Board of Directors and register for the Global Candidate Forum on June 29 at 11:00 AM ET.


  • Mark Cuschieri
  • Steve Sitto

Vice President

  • Rosemary Maloney
  • Daksha Patel

Direct Seat Regional Canadian

  • Elizabeth (Liz) Oliveira

Direct Seat at Large

  • Carol Fergus
  • Carmen Smith
  • Lee Palmer Turner

Allied Seat at Large

  • Christiane Cabot-Bini
  • Kim Conway
  • Mike Daly
  • Ryan Sieroty

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.

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June GBTA Volunteer of the Month

Teresa Man
Global Commodity Manager, Celestica

Teresa is a Global Category Manager, travel expert full-time and a yogi and zumba enthusiast part-time. For over three years, she has focused on developing the Travel & Expense (T&E) program at Celestica, a leader in design, manufacturing, hardware platform and supply chain solutions. She is currently implementing a global program at Celestica to maximise travel spend, safety and compliance for the company. Although a complex project, the valuable knowledge acquired over twenty years in the travel industry has been attributed to Teresa's determination to see its completion.

Teresa is a valued member of the Transportation Committee and enjoys the collaboration between team members who she also considers mentors and friends. Teresa recently had the privilege of hosting the "Touchless Airport Experience" education session at the Global Business Travel Association Conference in Toronto.

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GBTA Convention 2023 Exhibitors

The Hertz
Booth 1830
The Langham
Hotels & Resorts
Booth 707
The Lyndon Group
Booth 2124
The Parking Spot
Booth 1201
The Standard
Booth 2809
The Walker
Booth 3432

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Barbados - Heavy rainfall forecast across Barbados through June 28. Flooding and associated disruptions possible.

France - Increased security likely in Nanterre, France, over the coming days following violent June 27 unrest over police shooting of local teen.

Papua New Guinea - Officials extend 20:00-05:00 curfew in West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, through late December. Tight security likely.

Russia - Increased security measures eased in Moscow and western regions of Russia as of June 27 following withdrawal of Wagner forces.

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Upcoming Events

Board of Directors Candidate Forum 2023
Tomorrow, June 29
11:00 EDT | 17:00 CEST

GBTA Convention 2023
Aug 13 - 15

GBTA APAC Conference 2023 - Singapore
September 19 - 20

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

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The GBTA Foundation is thrilled to release The State of Climate Action in Business Travel, a new Global Industry Barometer that provides a pulse on the uptake of sustainability in the industry.

See what’s happening, what’s waning, and what’s to come

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Use the GBTA Career Center to post your business travel job openings and access thousands of qualified industry professionals looking to make their next career move.

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