September 21, 2023

News to Know

Airlines Prioritize Safe Connections

Within just a few decades, the commercial aviation industry has gone from using computers only for flight bookings to operating an end-to-end digital air travel journey across multiple connected systems. Ticketing, passports, payment information, even airport security processes are linked — but these technological advances create security vulnerabilities.

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Major Airlines Consider Strike That Could Potentially Cripple Entire Travel Industry (YAHOO!)

Emirates and SriLankan Airlines Ink Interline Agreement

Ranked: The Best Airports in America in 2023, According to J.D. Power (FORBES)


US Hotel Market Starts to Return to Pre-Pandemic Norms, But Gains Vary by Property Type (CHARLOTTE BUSINESS JOURNAL)


Travelport Enhances Emissions Estimates for Flights (BTN EUROPE)

Spotnana Announces Carbon Removal Offering (BUSINESSWIRE)


Study: Leaders Value Business Travel but Seek More Funding (BTN EUROPE)

Magnatech and Agentivity Unite to Elevate Duty of Care Services for Travel Management Companies (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Asia Pacific Corporate Travel in Strong Rebound, Technology and Digitization Will Drive Future (WEB IN TRAVEL, GBTA FEATURED)

Industry Spotlight

Professional Development
The Fundamentals of Strategic Meetings Management™

Registration ends today

Next Course: October 3, 10, 17
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Eastern Time

Many corporations are now converging travel, procurement and meetings in their business strategy and operations. This shift requires a disciplined approach to developing, deploying and implementing a strategic meeting management program (SMMP). Strategic meeting management (SMM) is the management of enterprise-wide meeting and event processes to achieve measurable business objectives aligned with the organization’s strategic goals.

Key Takeaways

  • Introduce strategic meetings management
  • Review key program components
  • Establish partnership strategies
  • Create a funding model
  • Build a strategic meetings management business case


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GBTA Southern Africa Conference 2023

October 25 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join GBTA Southern Africa Conference on 25 and 26 October 2023 for our annual conference at Peermont Hotel Emperor’s Palace. Attend our conference to connect and grow your valuable relationship with your fellow travel professionals. You will be equipped with new knowledge, expertise and the ability to prepare for the return of business travel.

We will have plenty of networking sessions, 10 educational sessions with great speakers and panel discussions.

Upcoming Events

Sustainable Travel Management
September 25, October 3, 9

GBTA Southern Africa Conference 2023 October 25

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

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Join GBTA Ladders for team-based mentorship and gain access to the top talent in business travel, all while cultivating ideas proven to drive the industry forward. Application closes on September 30.


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GBTA Career Spotlight
Accounts Receivable Coordinator
Alexandria, Virginia (Remote)

The AR Coordinator is a member of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) finance department. This position requires 2-5 years of accounting experience with excellent communication skills, organizational skills, and will be responsible for coordinating all Billing, A/R, and collection needs.

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