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July 28, 2023

New GBTA Podcast

A Look at Prominent Trends in the Meetings & Events Industry

Dan Humby, VP Sales Europe with Groups360 and co-chair of the GBTA Meetings & Events Europe Committee, is joined by fellow committee members travel buyers, Jennifer Pape, Global Meetings & Events Manager with Shell, and Jason Hart, Strategic Sourcing Manager with Amgen. Their discussion explores the most prominent trends in the Meetings & Events space at the moment and aims to understand how they’re impacting program owners and their stakeholders.

Brought to you by the GBTA Meetings & Events Europe Committee.

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American Airlines & JetBlue Won't Be Stopped From Entering New Airline Partnership (SIMPLE FLYING)

Wildfires Continue to Affect European Airlines’ Operations (AVIATION WEEK)

DOT Requires Airlines to Make Lavatories More Accessible (THE POINTS GUY)


Hertz: 'No Softening on Demand' (BTN)

Going the Distance (BTN EUROPE, FEATURES GBTA)


Travel Needs “To Join Forces” to Meet Climate Challenges (PHOCUSWIRE)


Amadeus Focused on Cloud and Hospitality, Boosts R&D Spend (PHOCUSWIRE)

New Survey Finds Decrease in Business Travel Impacts Career Futures (PAX EDITIONS)

Industry Spotlight

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GBTA Elections
Your Vote Will Help Shape the Future of GBTA

Voting is now open for five open positions on the GBTA Board of Directors. This is your opportunity to make your voice heard, to choose our next leadership and help shape the future of GBTA.

The open Board positions in the 2023 Election are:

To view the candidates’ platform statements, videos and other election related information, visit the GBTA Elections page.

How To Vote:

All GBTA members (Allied & Direct) who are current with their dues are eligible to vote. “Voting” members will have received a voting email from a third-party service, Election Services, who are conducting the GBTA elections process. If you need to renew your membership, please click here.

If you have not received your email from Election Services or have questions about the online voting process, contact Shane Downey at [email protected] or Election Services Corp. by email at [email protected] or call toll-free +1 866 720 HELP (4357).

Online voting closes Friday, August 11 at 5:00 PM EST. Results of the elections will be announced on Tuesday, August 15 at GBTA Convention 2023. Active "Voting" GBTA members (Direct and Allied) are eligible to vote on ALL elected positions.


Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Portugal - Unionized public railway workers in Portugal cancel nationwide strikes planned through Aug. 6.

Singapore - Singapore to close roads, divert buses in City Hall at varying timings 02:00 July 29-02:00 July 30 during National Day Parade rehearsal.

United Kingdom - Labor unions start industrial action across UK rail network July 29; rail travel disruptions likely.

United State - Severe weather forecast across North Central, Northeast, and Ohio Valley, US, through early July 30. Transport, utility disruptions likely.

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Upcoming Events

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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At the root of DE&I initiatives is belonging and there is a role to play for every one of us. Learn more about the Monday, August 14th Main Stage panel at GBTA Convention!

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