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September 1, 2023

News to Know

Business Travel: Sustainability, Safety Concerns Hold Back Younger Staff

Nearly all global business travellers are willing to travel for business over the next 12 months - but concerns about sustainability and changing expectations at work are sparking reluctance among younger employees.

These are the findings of the SAP Concur Global Business Travel Survey, which surveyed 3,850 business travellers in 25 markets. According to the report, 98% of the respondents are willing to travel for business over the next 12 months.

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Qantas Extends COVID-19 Travel Credits Indefinitely (BUSINESS TRAVEL NEWS)

[Philippines] Local, Foreign Airlines Ground Flights (MANILA TIMES)

US Airlines Expect Record Numbers of Passengers Over Labour Day Long Weekend (FLIGHT GLOBAL)


Sustainable Futures: Exploring the Growth of the Green Logistics Market (DIGITAL JOURNAL)

LAX Area Charging Depot Carries a Heavy Hertz EV Load (AUTO RENTAL NEWS)

Amex GBT Furthers SAF Effort, Keeping an Eye on NDC (BTN)


Australia Hotel Performance Normalizing with Improvement in Business Travel (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)


What Is the Responsibility of HR in Business Travel? (HR NEWS)

Industry Spotlight

Sustainable Travel Management
Start Your Journey to a Climate-Conscious Business Travel Program

September 18, 25, October 3, 9

Companies are now examining their business travel practices as a lever to reduce overall emissions. What does this mean in practice? How can your travel programs contribute to the effort? Register for the new Sustainable Travel Management course, which aims to help bridge the gap between knowledge and the practical application of climate action in business travel. By taking this course, you will earn a Certificate of Completion, and GTP holders will earn 10 GTP® Recertification credits. Register for the new Sustainable Travel Management course. Space is limited!

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Professional Development
Certificate in Corporate Travel Execution (CCTE)

Ready to master competitive strategy and drive success in the hospitality industry? Level up with the Certificate of Corporate Travel Execution!

Join Cornell University Alex Susskind for an immersive session on Competitive Strategy. Dive into analyzing the firm, industry, and competitive landscape to develop your analytical thinking and tools. Gain insights into understanding the operating environment, generating customer value, and achieving competitive positioning in the global market. Put yourself in the shoes of senior managers, balancing opportunities and risks while making strategic changes within the industry. Register now.


Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Asia - Typhoon Haikui tracking westward in the Philippine Sea early Sept. 1. Close approach to Ishigaki Islands, Okinawa, Japan, late Sept. 2.

China - Typhoon Saola tracking west-northwestward in South China Sea early Sept. 1. Landfall over Guangdong Province, China, early Sept. 2.

India - Shutdown strike affecting parts of Manipur State, India, as ethnic tensions persist. Tight security, roadblocks continue; exercise caution.

Mexico - Bus workers plan blockades on Mexico City-Pachuca highway in central Mexico early Sept. 1. Disruptions likely; seek alternative routes.

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Upcoming Events

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

GBTA APAC Conference 2023 - Singapore
September 19 - 20

GBTA Conference 2023 Milano
October 5

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

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

GBTA Conference 2024 - Mexico City
April 3 - 4

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Organizations have an obligation to ensure their workforce is safe, regardless of individual profiles, and it is essential that your travel risk management program acknowledges and plans for the diverse risks faced by its LGBTQ+ employees. Tune in for a discussion on how your corporate travel policy can reflect the LGBTQ+ business traveler in 2023.

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