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October 16, 2023

New GBTA Podcast

Lessons on Fostering Innovation in Travel

In this episode, John Morhous, Chief Experience Officer at Flight Centre Travel Group, and Amir Amidi, Managing Partner in Travel and Hospitality at Plug and Play, joins Tara Erwin, Communications and Public Relations Manager with GBTA. They discuss Flight Centre's digital journey, the distinction between internal and third-party innovation projects, the impact of AI on the travel industry, KPIs for measuring innovation success, and share startup success stories within Flight Centre's digital initiatives, offering valuable insights into the evolving landscape of the travel industry. Made Possible by Plug and Play.

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Frankfurt Airport Trials Walk-Through Passenger Scanner (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Delta Reports Ebbs and Flows in Corporate Travel (TRAVEL WEEKLY)

Honeywell Sees Steady Demand For Business Jets Over the Next Decade (REUTERS)


China Plans for Green Aviation Ecosystem By 2035 (SIMPLE FLYING)


Why Airport Hotels Are the New Travel Trend (FILM DAILY)


Creation Platform, AI Chatbot for Corporate Bookings, Payments – Amadeus Continues in Quest to Simplify Travel (WEB IN TRAVEL)

From Planes to Trains – How Will the Shift Impact the Way Travel Is Sold? (BREAKING TRAVEL NEWS)

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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Register today for the 2023 GBTA WINiT Summit – Bold Women. Bold Voices.

With this year’s Summit theme Bold Women Bold Voices, you won’t want to miss this half day event with motivating keynotes, hosted panels, and inspiring stories of empowerment, resilience, and triumph. Network with the women of the business travel industry, gaining access to expertise that fueled their amazing careers.

This year’s event is on Thursday, October 26th in Brooklyn, New York.

Registration and networking start at 11:30 AM, followed by our Bold Women Bold Voices agenda through 4 PM ET.

Registration: $299.00 USD for all attendees.



Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Canada and United States - Israeli-Palestinian conflict to prompt protests in major cities in the US and Canada through mid-October. Tight security likely.

India - Drivers to protest at Terminal 2, Mumbai Airport, India, Oct. 19. Heightened security, localized transport disruptions likely.

United Kingdom - Unionized Go North East bus drivers to strike in North East, England, UK, Oct. 14-20. Transport disruptions likely.

Western, Central, and Southern Europe - Gatherings related to Israel-Hamas conflict likely across Europe through mid-October. France and Germany issue bans. Clashes possible.

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Upcoming Events

Advanced Priniciples of Business Travel Management
October 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)...

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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... Learn More

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