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September 27, 2023

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Mandatory Emissions Reporting Looms Large Over Travel and Tourism Industry

Mandatory carbon emissions reporting has either been introduced or soon will be in major travel markets around the world. As from next year, the European Union expects larger travel and tourism companies operating within the bloc to begin gathering data on greenhouse gas emissions.

Spearheaded by its new Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) some 50,000 companies may be subject to mandatory emissions reporting, according to KPMG. That includes non-EU companies with subsidiaries operating in the Union or those listed on EU-regulated markets, the consultancy adds in its briefing, ‘Get ready for the next wave of ESG reporting’. 

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Gatwick Caps Flight Numbers Due to Air Traffic Control Sickness (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

While No Longer Unexpected, the "Cost" of Air Travel Disruptions Continues to Rise (PHOCUSWIRE)

Turkish Airlines to Ground More Aircraft Over Engine Problems (SIMPLE FLYING)


Rove Hotels Aims for 10,000 Rooms Over the Next Five Year (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)


ITM Launches Guide to Building a Responsible Travel Programme (BTN EUROPE)


Traveler Spending Set to Increase in 2024, Survey Finds (4HOTELIERS)

Recovery of Business Events Gathered Pace in First Half of 2023 (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

The Beauty of Diversity (BTN EUROPE)

Industry Spotlight

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September GBTA Volunteer of the Month

Albena Taseva
Travel Manager
Sustainable Business Travel Advocate

Albena is a seasoned strategic procurement specialist with a proven track record in delivering cost savings and fostering meaningful stakeholder and supplier relationships across diverse indirect categories. As a business travel expert, her career spans local, regional and global roles within the financial, insurance and professional services industries. Albena is a change agent on a mission to elevate sustainable travel programs for the conscientious business traveler.

Over the past 5+ years, she has volunteered for various business travel sustainability initiatives, including serving as a Board Member of the Danish Business Travel Association (DBTA). As a member of the GBTA Sustainability Committee, Albena has been instrumental in shaping sustainable procurement criteria for rail travel and has recently been appointed as Vice Chair Europe for the GBTA Sustainability Committee.

She shares insights and expertise as a speaker and regular content contributor at diverse business travel industry events.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

India - Officials suspend mobile internet services in Manipur State, India, through 19:45 Oct. 1. Tensions likely through at least mid-Oct.

Ireland and United Kingdom - Storm Agnes forecast to bring severe weather to Ireland and the UK through at least Sept. 29. Disruptions likely.

Mongolia - Heavy snowfall forecast across western and west-central Mongolia through at least Sept. 27. Hazardous travel conditions likely.

Western, Central, and Southern Europe - Pro-Nagorno-Karabakh activists to protest across Europe Sept. 30-Oct. 1. Heightened security, localized transport disruptions likely.

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Sustainable Travel Management
September 25, October 3, 9

GBTA Project, Crew and Team Summit
October 11

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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Regional Manager, Mexico
Mexico City, Federal District (Remote)

The Regional Manager, Mexico is a vital role to provide strategic and operational support to the LATAM team

in Mexico while coordinating with colleagues in the US, to provide excellent level of support.

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