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October 19, 2023

News to Know

Do Businesses Need a Gen Z Ground Transport Strategy?

Adapting to the preferences of a growing Gen Z employee base has become a mainstream business concern.

The operational adjustments that will appeal to this age group also extend to travel and especially ground transportation policies, which is leading to a wider business conversation: to what extent does Gen Z want better options for business travel?

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United Airlines Will Debut a New Boarding Order to Save Time (CNBC)

Business Travel Would Be Booming—If Flying Weren’t So Miserable (THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, GBTA FEATURED)

Video: Good Times or Bad for the Global Airline Industry?  (SKIFT)

Airline Executives Call for New UK Rules on Passenger Compensation (REUTERS)


How Have Rail Passenger Numbers Changed Since the Pandemic? (FULL FACT)

OTHER SECTORS Shares Its Seven Predictions for Travel in 2024 (BOOKING.COM)

70% of Companies Use AI, Other Tech to Optimize Business Travel (CFO)

70+ Companies Call on the Commission to Publish the MDMS Regulation by the End of the Year (TRANSPORT ENVIRONMENT)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA Europe
GBTA Europe Advocacy Newsletter:
October 2023

Welcome to the October edition of the GBTA Europe Advocacy Newsletter designed to keep you up to date with what’s happening in relation to business travel in Brussels, and how GBTA is advocating on your behalf.

This month the newsletter covers the Multimodal Digital Mobility Systems Regulation (MDMS) and the recent event GBTA helped organize at the EU Parliament, the ReFuel Aviation regulation, the EU’s Net Zero Industry Act NZIA, and more.

Read all the details here in the October GBTA Europe Advocacy newsletter.


GBTA Southern Africa Conference 2023
Time Is Running Out. Register Now

October 25 - 26

Join 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.



Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Canada and United States - Pro-Palestine activists to protest in multiple major cities of US and Canada, Oct. 18-20, due to the ongoing conflict with Israel.

China and Vietnam - TS Sanba tracking northwestward in the South China Sea as of late Oct. 18. Close approach to Hainan Island, China, through early Oct. 19.

Middle East/North Africa - Evacuation of Israeli diplomatic missions in Egypt and Morocco Oct. 18; increased security and evacuations at embassies possible regionwide.

United Kingdom - Unionized baggage staff at London Heathrow Airport, UK, cancel strike planned for Oct. 20-30, as of Oct. 18; airport disruptions averted.

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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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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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