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October 6, 2023

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At Last, Positive Signals From China’s Outbound Travel Market Again

IPK’s findings from its latest surveys reflect a distinctly positive trend: China’s lust for travel is currently greater than in any of the two travel plan surveys carried out over the past two years.

China’s growing desire for more international trips over the next 12 months is laying a solid foundation for a strong recovery in 2024. That was also the message that emerged from ITB China which recently concluded in Shanghai.

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Scandinavian Airlines Leaving Star Alliance for SkyTeam, With Help From Air France-KLM (FORBES)

Review of August Air Traffic Control Meltdown Will Consider Cost to Airlines (YAHOO!)

Big European Airlines Land NDC in GDSs With an Upcharge (THE BEAT)


Firms Must Address Sustainability of Business Travel (PERSONNEL TODAY)

Emirates Airline Links up With Shell for Sustainable Aviation Fuel Supply at Its Dubai Hub (NATIONAL NEWS)


Hilton: Blended Business Travel Leads 2024 Trends (BTN)

Expedia Group Expands B2B Portfolio in Asia Pacific (PHOCUSWIRE)

Nearly half of Australian Employees Surveyed Face Mental Health Concerns While Travelling for Work (HUMAN RESOURCES ONLINE)

AirPlus Launches New Spend Analytics Platform (BTN EUROPE)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA Canada Business Travel Forums
Calgary | Toronto

Secure Your Spot Today!

The GBTA Canada Business Travel Forums are a meticulously crafted, one-and-a-half-day education and networking program replicated in two dynamic Canadian cities: Calgary from 8-9 November and Toronto from 13-14 November.

These forums are strategically designed to provide you with indispensable knowledge, profound insights, and cutting-edge education customized to address the challenges and opportunities in our constantly evolving industry. Attendees will have abundant networking opportunities to help establish valuable connections - join us and expand your professional network.

Buyer registration is complimentary. Find out more, view the agenda and secure your spot today, registration is limited for both events – don’t miss out!

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GBTA Project, Crew and Team Travel Summit 2023

October 11

Join us at the GBTA Project, Crew and Team Travel Summit 2023 on Wednesday, October 11. This full-day program will explore the different industries that work within complex travel ecosystems, leveraging the combined knowledge of the travel buyer & supplier alike.

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Thank you so much to our General Session Sponsor


Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Asia - Typhoon Koinu tracking westward across South China Sea early Oct. 6. Close approach to Guangdong Province, China, through early Oct. 9.

Bermuda, Canada and United States - TS Philippe tracking northward in the North Atlantic Ocean late Oct. 5. Close approach to Bermuda the afternoon of Oct. 6.

Chile - Unionized air traffic controllers to hold a partial nationwide strike in Chile Oct. 6. Flight delays likely.

Philippines - Authorities tighten security at airports across Philippines as of Oct. 6 due to bomb threat. Allow additional processing time.

Western, Central, and Southern Europe - Conflict-related sanctions and restrictions continue to cause disruptions in Europe as of Oct. 5

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Upcoming Events

Sustainable Travel Management
October 9

GBTA Project, Crew and Team Summit
October 11

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

GBTA Southern Africa Conference 2023
October 25

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

GBTA Conference 2024 - Mexico City
April 3 - 4

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In the debut episode of "GBT-AI," host Kevin Fliess, CMO, GBTA, gathers AI and business travel experts: Tom Allen (CEO, The AI Journal), Sam Hilgendorf (CIO, Fox World Travel), and Matt Orrego (CEO, Cornerstone Information Systems). They delve into the transformative role of AI in business travel. Don't miss this foundational discussion on generative AI and its potential to revolutionize the industry. Tune in for more insights in future episodes. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Spotify to hear it first!

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GBTA Career Spotlight

Membership Engagement Specialist
Alexandria, Virginia (Remote)

This role will work closely with the membership operations specialist and marketing departments for development and distribution of communication plan to enhance and increase member participation.

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