June 29, 2023

News to Know

Business Travel Is Back and ‘Buoyant’, New Data Shows

Business travel is back and “buoyant”, according to new data from the Advantage Travel Partnerships’ Global Business Travel Review, with the business community booking more trips and for longer periods.

Booking volumes in the UK’s business travel market, covering aviation, rail and accommodation, hit 90.8 per cent of pre-pandemic levels in the first quarter of this year, with business bookings for April pipping 2019 levels by 4.6 per cent.

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Airline Delays and Cancellations Are Bad. Ahead of the July 4 Weekend, They’re Getting Worse (LOS ANGELES TIMES)

Congress Set to Authorize 5 Years of FAA Funds. How That Impacts You. (USA TODAY)


Sabre Adds Sustainability Data to Flight Searches (4HOTELIERS)

Airports Prioritize Cleaner Energy Transition and Cyber Threats: Key Resolutions Agreed at ACI World Annual General Assembly (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Supporting Low-Carbon Business Travel Gives Advantage in the Talent War (THE HR DIRECTOR)


FCM Highlights AI’s Potential to Enhance Business Travel (BTN EUROPE)

Amadeus and Emburse to Augment Business Travel Spending (THE PAYERS)

'An End to Unfair Practices': New Laws to Rein in Power of OTAs (4HOTELIERS)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA + VDR Europe Conference 2023 – Hamburg
Last Day to Save

Early Bird rates for GBTA + VDR Europe Conference 2023 – Hamburg ENDS TODAY, don’t miss out on these savings until 29 June! And for the first time we will be in Hamburg at the CCH – Congress Center Hamburg.

We are looking forward to connecting in person with hundreds of our industry peers and partners. Hamburg will be the place to build long-term connections, benefit from peer-to-peer education, and advocate for what matters most.

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GBTA Latin America
The first GBTA LATAM Business Travel Forum is taking place today in Buenos Aires

These forums are specifically designed to offer educational and networking opportunities for local travel managers in the Latin America region. Buenos Aires marks the beginning of a series of forums that will be held throughout the year in various cities, including Bogota, São Paulo, Mexico City, and Santiago de Chile.

If you're interested in sponsorship or wish to obtain more information about these events, please don't hesitate to contact [email protected] via email.

GBTA Convention 2023 Exhibitors

The Whitehall
Hotel - Chicago
Booth 1313
Booth 1138
Booth 3215
TravelOperations A/S
Booth 841
Booth 831
Travelport - Business Lounge
Booth BL-1

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Argentina - Activists plan to march in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 11:00 July 1 to commemorate victims of 1976 attack. Heightened security likely.

France - Further protests, violence likely across France into at least early July in reaction to June 27 police killing of teenager in Nanterre.

Mexico - Pro-government supporters to rally at Zocalo in Mexico City, Mexico, from 17:00 July 1. Tight security, transport disruptions likely.

South Korea - Labor union calls for general strike across South Korea July 3-15. Protests possible in some areas. Heightened security likely.

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Upcoming Events

Board of Directors Candidate Forum 2023
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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Sign up now for the GBTA | Global Business Travel Association Annual Business Meeting

As required by New York State law, we are notifying GBTA members of the Global Business Travel Association’s 2023 Annual Business Meeting, to be held virtually on Thursday, July 25 - 11:00 EDT | 17:00 CEST

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