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October 20, 2023

New GBTA Podcast

Using Technology for Simple Meetings Success

In-person meetings and events are driving industry stabilization and the increasing volume is requiring new approaches. Meetings are coming back strong and this discussion with industry experts Ciaran Delaney, Hubli and Meredith Smith FESTIVE ROAD, will give you the trends and insights into how companies are using technology to address challenges and see success. This podcast is moderated by Laurie Scott and brought to you by the GBTA Technology Committee.

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Pilots Seek New Contracts With Airlines Amid Booming Travel Demand (REUTERS)

What the Israel-Hamas War Might Mean for the Airline Industry (FLIGHT GLOBAL)

U.S. Airlines Hope for Faster China Rebound After Strong Quarter in Asia (NIKKEI)


Travel Industry Mega and Micro Players Awarded for Sustainability Initiatives at AWFT2023 (TOTAL CROATIA NEWS, GBTA FEATURED)

Emirates Expands SAF Deal with Neste (BTN EUROPE)

Airlines Say They’ve Found a Route to Climate-Friendly Flying (VOX)


Hilton Unveils Digital Innovations to Enhance Business Travel for SMEs (BREAKING TRAVEL NEWS)

Business Travel to China Lifts Off Amid Tariff Talks (CANBERRA TIMES)

U.S. Travel Caution FAQ: What the State Department Advice Means for Travelers (SKIFT)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA Wins Climate Change Award at 2023 A World For Travel Summit

GBTA was named the winner of the Climate Change Award at the 4th edition of the A World For Travel (AWFT) sustainability summit held October 17-19 in Seville, Spain. GBTA was among six organizations recognized for outstanding efforts in the pursuit of more sustainable travel.

The AWFT Climate Change Award recognizes innovative strategies and projects that reduce emissions and mitigate the effects of climate change in the travel industry. GBTA was selected for its extensive sustainability agenda driving awareness and education in major corporations including the GBTA Foundation’s Sustainability Initiative.

The GBTA Foundation Sustainability Initiative aims to facilitate cross-industry collaboration among the users and providers of corporate travel services – including aviation, hospitality, ground transport, travel management and distribution — to support the deployment of solutions that help to manage and reduce carbon emissions from travel.

Key milestones since the initiative’s launch last year include the rollout of a sustainability toolkit to guide travel managers, creation of a new GBTA Academy Sustainable Travel Management course, hosting two global sustainability summits for the industry, publishing two global barometers on the state of sustainability in global business travel, and engaging policymakers in Europe and the U.S. in critical areas such as emissions measurement and reporting and multimodal travel options.

In addition to accepting the award for GBTA at AWFT, Catherine Logan, Regional SVP – EMEA & APAC, also participated in a panel discussion “Is Business Travel Leading Change? Is MICE Recovering?”


GBTA Canada Business Travel Forums
Calgary | Toronto

Secure Your Spot Today!

The GBTA Business Travel Forums happening in Calgary on November 8-9 and in Toronto on November 13-14 feature an agenda rich in cutting-edge educational sessions and networking opportunities, providing attendees with immense value. A standout highlight is the Direct Talk Buyer Only Lunch, creating the perfect environment to connect with peers, gain fresh perspectives, and share valuable insights.

Join your fellow buyers over lunch for a lively discussion on the latest hot topics including:

  • Sourcing Non-Traditional Solutions
  • 2024 Budgeting & Cost Management
  • Proposed changes to Canada’s Airline Passenger Rights Regulation

We are delighted to offer complimentary registration to all buyer attendees - select the location that suits you and secure your spot today.

  Calgary, Register Here   Toronto, Register Here  


Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Asia - TS Sanba tracking north-northeastward in the Gulf of Tonkin as of late Oct. 19. Close approach to Guangxi Province, China, early Oct. 20.

Middle East/North Africa - Pro-Palestinian rallies likely to escalate regionwide on Oct. 20 and will almost certainly continue through October.

Niger - Tight security likely in Niamey, Niger, through at least late October after reported failed attempt to rescue former president.

Western, Central, and Southern Europe - Protest denouncing the conflict in Israel and the Gaza Strip, and security threats, likely across Europe through late October.

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Upcoming Events

Advanced Priniciples of Business Travel Management
October 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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Bold Women and Bold Voices are coming to New York City! Join us on October 26th for the GBTA WINiT Summit with motivating keynotes, hosted panels, and inspiring stories of empowerment, resilience, and triumph. Network with the women of the business travel industry, gain access to expertise that fueled their amazing careers. Learn more.

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