July 21, 2023

New GBTA Podcast

Tech Safari Series: Why Are Travel Analytics More Important Than Ever?

The GBTA Tech Committee brings you the podcast version of the Tech Safari Series which showcases new technologies and cutting-edge solutions in business travel. In this episode, Mike Daly, Chair of the GBTA Tech Committee, interviews expert data analyst and serial entrepreneur, Jean Belanger, CEO and Founder of Cerebri AI.

Amidst the recent chaos surrounding NDC, the significance of travel analytics has soared to new heights. Accompanied by sustainability and DEI initiatives, as well as the challenge of monitoring travelers and their expenditures outside of the program, buyers and TMCs find themselves facing a multitude of tasks and responsibilities.

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Airlines Are Thriving as People Keep Traveling (THE NEW YORK TIMES)

Women in Aviation: Changing the Image of the Industry (INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT REVIEW)


Fusion Hotel Group Launches New Business Hotel Brand (TRAVEL DAILY MEDIA)


Go Rentals Partners With RedBird Capital (AUTO RENTAL NEWS)


Virgin Atlantic Announces Date for World's First Transatlantic Flight Powered by SAF (BTN EUROPE)


Trend Watchers Say Business Travel, Events a Must for Companies (COSTAR)

Corporate Buyers Grapple with NDC over Price Discrepancy and Post-Sale Servicing (PHOCUSWIRE)

The Potential of GPT Models for the Travel Industry (HOSPITALITY NET)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA Foundation
GBTA Foundation Spotlights People and Planet in New Website

Since reimagining the GBTA Foundation as the 501(c)3 charitable arm of GBTA in July 2022, we have been working hard to share and magnify its vision and purpose as well as showcase the impact of the organization.

To help make its mission, programs and resources more accessible, the Foundation has launched a newly redesigned website to provide you with more information, inspiration and a user-friendly experience.

Here’s a few website highlights to help you navigate the best of what the Foundation has to offer:

  • Learn more about the two core pillars of the Foundation: People and Planet
  • Find the latest Foundation-related research and educational tools under Publications
  • Explore how your company can work with the Foundation to drive positive change through Corporate Support

At the GBTA Convention in Dallas, August 13-15, stop by the GBTA Sustainability booth to learn more about the Foundation’s work to champion climate action in business travel. Plus, visit the Dream Kiosk and share your dream for the future of the business travel industry.

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July 2023
GBTA Europe Advocacy Newsletter

The July edition of the GBTA Europe Advocacy Newsletter is out now featuring the latest news in Brussels, and how GBTA is advocating for business travel on your behalf. This month there is an update on the much anticipated CountEmissionsEU proposal, and the EU Commissions consultation for the digitalisation of travel documents. Read the full update here.


Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Peru - Increased volcanic activity continues at Ubinas Volcano in Moquegua Region, Peru, as of July 20. Ashfall reported in parts of Arequipa.

Portugal - Unionized ground handling staff continuing indefinite work-to-rule strike at airports across Portugal as of July 20.

Thailand - Activists to gather at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre and Kasetsart University in Bangkok, Thailand, July 21. Disruptions possible.

Vietnam - Vietnam hosting US treasury secretary in Hanoir July 20-21. Heightened security, localized transport disruptions likely.

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How to Reduce the Complexity of Global Travel Programs
Jul 26
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Aug 13 - 15

GBTA APAC Conference 2023 - Singapore
September 19 - 20

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

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