August 28, 2023

New GBTA Podcast

Protections for the Traveling
LGBTQ+ Workforce

GBTA’s latest podcast features discussion on how your corporate travel policy can reflect the LGBTQ+ business traveler in 2023. Organizations have an obligation to ensure their workforce is safe and it is essential that your travel risk management program acknowledges and plans for the diverse risks faced by its LGBTQ+ employees. How can travel and security managers ensure the safety of their LBGTQ+ employees while respecting individuals’ privacy and autonomy? What do the recent legislative changes in the US and elsewhere mean for your travelers? What particular pre-trip preparation and resources are required to ensure your employees’ safety around the world?

Mackenzie Grahek, Security Manager at International SOS and Craig Collins, Vice President Client Services at CIBT Newland Chase will address these and other questions. Brought to you by the GBTA Risk Committee

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Your Boarding Pass and Weight, Please: Why Airlines Are Asking Passengers to Step on the Scales (CNBC)

European Airline to Start Implementing Child-Free Areas (BREAKING TRAVEL NEWS)

China’s Travel Rebound Could Result in Sky-High Jet Fuel Prices (THE NATIONAL NEWS)


IHG Launches Program to Promote Growth for Diverse Hotel Owners in U.S., Canada (PHOCUSWIRE)

Winds of Change: Digital Transformation in the Travel Sector  (AIRPORT TECHONOLOGY)


Adapting to Post-Pandemic Travel Trends: Reshaping Hospitality In a New Era (ECONOMIC TIMES)


SAP Concur Travel Solutions Push Boundaries in Business Travel (INSIDE SAP, GBTA FEATURED)

Industry Spotlight

Nonstop Flights to Frankfurt and Beyond

Condor operates nonstop flights to Frankfurt, with seamless connections to destinations all over Europe both year-round and seasonally. Departing from multiple North American gateways, including major hub cities like New York, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Toronto.

Currently, in the process of replacing its entire fleet, with a renewed focus on business class offerings; featuring lie-flat seats, premium in-flight entertainment, and additional legroom space for all flight classes.

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GBTA WINiT Award Nominations

Deadline to nominate: August 31, 2023

The GBTA WINiT Awards recognizes the achievement of women who lead, inspire and motivate. They are extraordinary women who are respected for their leadership, resilience, and confidence. We are thrilled to celebrate these high-caliber women globally, along with the allies and companies who support these women.

We invite your organization to submit nominations for the WINiT Gala 2023 Awards, the top honors in the travel industry, recognizing those individuals and companies that support the career development of women. All global organizations and individuals that work in travel related industries are eligible to submit nominations.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

China, Philippines and Taiwan - Typhoon Saola tracking northeastward in Philippine Sea early Aug. 28. Close approach to northeast Luzon, Philippines, through Aug. 29.

Cuba, Mexico and United States - TS Idalia tracking over the Caribbean Sea late Aug. 27. Close approach to far western Cuba evening Aug. 28.

Singapore - Singapore to hold presidential election Sept. 1. Increased security possible. Confirm all appointments.

United Kingdom - Ground handling staff at London Luton Airport, UK, plan strike Aug. 30; processing delays and flight disruptions are possible.

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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

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