August 24, 2023

News to Know

89% of Business Leaders Want More Dynamic Travel, Expense Policies

The final days of August are not only a sign that the Summer is coming to an end, but they are also the gateway to the upcoming corporate events season. Although entrenching business travel into job descriptions and company culture reaps benefits regarding morale and productivity, the costs associated with travel have gone up significantly, too. As leaders evaluate the worthiness of events, the strategies around travel policies are taking rising costs into consideration.

Continue Reading

Southwest Airlines Has Restricted EarlyBird Boarding (TRAVEL WEEKLY)

New Saudi Airline Passenger Rules: Everything You Need to Know (ARABIAN BUSINESS)

Flying Efficiently: Private Jets for Business Travel (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Lufthansa Adjusts Brand Portfolio; Europe's Low Cost Airlines Focus on One Brand (CENTRE FOR AVIATION)


UK and Germany with the Strongest Hotel Pipelines in Europe at Q2 2023 (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)


In-Person Meetings Are Back for Europe, Hotels and Hotel Conference Rooms Are Seeing a Revival (HOTEL NEWS RESOURCE)

Subscription Pricing for the Travel and Hospitality Industry: A Holistic Analysis (HOSPITALITY NET)

Industry Spotlight

Advanced Priniciples of Business Travel Management
Secure Your Place Today

October 5, 12, 19, 26
3:00 PM – 5:30 PM BST
Virtual course conducted via Zoom

The Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management course builds off of the Fundamentals curriculum to aid business travel professionals in increasing their knowledge of the industry while also expanding on their professional skills.

This course is designed for travel buyers overseeing a managed business travel program and suppliers offering travel-related products and services. GTP holders will earn 14 GTP® Recertification credits.



GBTA + VDR Europe Conference 2023 – Hamburg
Motivation, Inspiration, and Networking in Hamburg

In-person events like GBTA + VDR Europe Conference 2023 – Hamburg can have a significant impact on many aspects of our personal and professional lives. Member registration rates start as low as *€425 until 28 September, here are some key reasons why joining us in Hamburg, 14-16 November could be extremely valuable.

*lowest rate for Buyer members

Learn More


Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Brazil - Severe weather forecast over parts of southern Brazil through at least Aug. 25. Flooding, landslides, and transport disruptions possible.

Germany - Climate activists will likely continue roadblock protests in Berlin, Germany, through late August. Increased security, disruptions likely.

Philippines - TS 9 is tracking northwestward in Philippine Sea early Aug. 24. Close approach to northeast Luzon, Philippines, through early Aug. 28.

United Kingdom - Unionized senior doctors plan to strike across England, UK, Aug. 24-26; reconfirm medical appointments.

More Information

Upcoming Events

Sustainable Travel Management
September 18, 25, October 3, 9

GBTA APAC Conference 2023 - Singapore
September 19 - 20

Advanced Priniciples of Business Travel Management
October 5, 12, 19, 26

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

View More Events

GBTA APAC Conference 2023 is only a few weeks away - have you secured your spot yet? The Conference which is taking place in the Shangri- La Hotel, Singapore September 19 - 20 will feature...

View Post

GBTA Career Spotlight
Is Your Company Hiring?

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.

Get Started
Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn  Youtube  GBTA Blog

Was this email forwarded to you? Please sign up to receive GBTA emails.
Not a member? Join today.

Advertise | Post a Job. | How can GBTA help solve your industry challenges?


Global Business Travel Association
107 S West St., Suite 762, Alexandria, VA 22314
tel: +1 703 684 0836 | web:

Copyright © 2023, All rights reserved.
Update your GBTA email preferences