August 1, 2023

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6 Top Trends Shaping the Meetings Scene in 2023

Executives from GBTA’s Meetings & Events Europe Committee weigh in on top meeting trends that, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse, just won’t quit.

At the mid-point of 2023, six trends remain prominent in the meetings and events space, impacting planners and their stakeholders: inflation; the decentralized workforce; attendee well-being; issues around diversity, equity, and inclusion; technology; and sustainability.

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Airfares Are Falling in the US and Could Go Lower (THE MESSENGER)

American Airlines Plans NDC Acceleration (PHOCUSWIRE)

European Air Travel Remains ‘Resilient’ Despite Economic Pressure


Data Is Hospitality’s New Oil, So Why Do Hotels Keep It in Silos?


[Video] How Sustainable Aviation Fuel Helps Airlines Go Green (CNN)


Travellers Want More Incentives for Multi-Modal Journeys (BTN EUROPE)

Why NDC Is like a Rubik's Cube (BTN)

Business Trip Market Business Insights, Key Trend Analysis (UC REVIEW)

Industry Spotlight

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GBTA Convention 2023
Human Resources Education Track at GBTA Convention 2023 | Dallas

The Human Resources education track at GBTA Convention is one of our largest with 12 education sessions. From the traveler experience and hybrid work to attracting new talent and developing your skills – this selection of sessions is geared towards setting you up for success.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Asia - Typhoon Khanun tracking west-northwestward in the Philippine Sea as of early Aug. 1. Close approach to Okinawa, Japan, likely early Aug. 2.

Belgium - Authorities launch heightened police surveillance near Mons Station, Mons, Belgium, for two months from July 31. Travel disruptions likely.

Canada - Severe weather forecast across western Canada through Aug. 1. Transport, business, and utility disruptions possible.

United States - Heatwave forecast across parts of the southern US through at least Aug. 2. Transport and power disruptions possible.

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September 19 - 20

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November 14 - 16

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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...

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