September 29, 2023

New GBTA Podcast

GBT-AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Business Travel

In the inaugural episode of "GBT-AI," a series exploring the role that AI has to play in business travel, host GBTA CMO, Kevin Fliess, GBTA's Chief Marketing Officer, brings together a panel of experts in the field of artificial intelligence and business travel. Joining the discussion are Tom Allen, CEO at AI Journal; Sam Hilgendorf, CIO at Fox World Travel; and Mat Orrego, CEO and co-founder of Cornerstone Information Systems. This episode serves as the foundation for a long-term conversation on the transformative impact of AI on the business travel industry. The panel explores the concept of generative AI and its potential to reshape various aspects of business, providing valuable insights and setting the stage for future episodes that will delve deeper into this evolving and impactful topic.

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A Government Shutdown Wouldn't Stop Air Travel, But It Could Make It Worse (NBC)


A New Era for Certified Sustainable Aviation Fuel Takes Off (BIOFUELS NEWS)

Empowering Climate-Conscious Travel and Meetings Through Reporting (4HOTELIERS)

New Emissions Reporting Laws Could ‘Elevate’ Travel Along with ESG Initiatives (THE COMPANY DIME, MAY REQUIRE SUBSRIPTION)


FCM Expand Its Global Meeting and Events Division (TRAVEL DAILY MEDIA)

BCD Survey: Most Cos. Haven't Set Sustainable Travel Goals (BTN)

Amadeus Developing Gen AI Travel Solutions (TECHNOLOGY DECISIONS)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA + VDR Europe Conference 2023 – Hamburg
Face-to-Face Interaction in Hamburg

GBTA + VDR Europe Conference 2023 – Hamburg you will have the opportunity for in person face-to-face interaction with other business travel professionals. Building deeper connections than any virtual meeting would. In-person events like GBTA + VDR Europe Conference 2023 – Hamburg can have a significant impact on many aspects of our personal and professional lives. Register now.

*lowest rate for Buyer members

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If you’ve already registered, we’ll see you in Hamburg! For assistance, please email at [email protected].


GBTA Webinar
The Evolution of Ground Transportation for Business Travel: Perspectives from European Business Travellers and Travel Managers

October 11, 2023
8:00 AM

GBTA, in partnership with FREENOW for Business, will discuss the results of a recent survey of business travelers and travel managers in Europe.

The study is an update from the 2020 study sponsored by FREENOW for Business and will examine:

Buyers and suppliers, regardless of where they live, will find this content highly relevant. This webinar will provide insights into the changing landscape of ground transportation, the role of sustainability in the mobility ecosystem and how business travelers and travel managers perceive ground transportation options.



Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Australia - Qantas Group subsidiary Network Aviation pilots to conduct 24-hour strike in WA, Australia, Oct. 4. Flight disruptions in likely.

China - China to mark National Day Oct. 1. Official events likely in Beijing. Tight security, transport disruptions likely.

India - Shutdown strike underway in Karnataka, India, until 18:00 Sept. 29. Transport and business disruptions certain. Further protests likely.

United States - Severe weather forecast across parts of the Northeast, US, through early Sept. 30. Transport, business, and utility disruptions likely.

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Upcoming Events

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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Register now for this must-attend, interactive event with business travel professionals at GBTA’s Project, Crew and Team Summit on October 11th in New Orleans!

Buyer members attend free!


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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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