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October 27, 2023

GBTA Foundation’s 2023 WINiT Awards Celebrate the Advancement of Women in the Global Business Travel Industry

Last night GBTA WINiT, a program of the GBTA Foundation dedicated to helping women move forward in their travel industry careers, hosted its annual Awards Ceremony and Gala to honor the corporate and personal contributions made to advance women in the business travel industry and named 12 individual and group winners.

The WINiT Summit also took place earlier in the day and is an event dedicated to bringing together professionals of all levels to positively impact the careers and lives of women in travel-related industries through panels, keynote speakers and networking opportunities.

More than 150 attendees gathered for the awards ceremony at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. Congratulations to all on their achievements – read the full list of winners here.

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Heathrow Lifts Forecast Citing Return of Asia, Business Traffic (BLOOMBERG)

UK Airlines Face Higher Air Traffic Control Charges Despite Recent Chaos (THE GUARDIAN)

Airlines Expect Heavier Drag on Profit Growth From Rising Fuel Costs (THE SEATTLE TIMES)


Carwiz Expands Operations into Australia (AUTO RENTAL NEWS)

Enterprise Holdings Rebrands to Enterprise Mobility (BTN EUROPE)


Hotels Can Take Advantage of Trends in Remote Work, Social Spaces (COSTAR)


CTM Reports Increased Travel Demand Among Large Clients (BTN EUROPE)

Travel Customer Service Resilience in the Age of Climate Disruption (PHOCUSWIRE)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA Professional Development
GBTA and e-Cornell Offer Member-Exclusive Pricing on Business and Leadership Courses Until December 22, 2023

As Q4 2023 continues full speed ahead and 2024 is on the horizon, now is the time to take stock of training budgets and professional development goals. Did you and your team utilize this year’s allotment? Are you pledging to focus more on your career in 2024?

That’s why GBTA and eCornell, Cornell University’s external education unit that provides online professional and executive development, are partnering to offer GBTA members exclusive access to a selection of courses at a special discounted rate of only $795 per course (regular pricing is up to $1,500 per course).

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GBTA Convention 2024
Call for Proposals Is Now Open!

Deadline to Submit: December 15, 2023

GBTA is seeking industry professionals to contribute new ideas, solutions, and innovations for current issues and challenges that confront the travel industry.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Indonesia - Magnitude-5.2 earthquake occurs on Sumba Island, Indonesia, at around 15:49 Oct. 27. No immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Middle East/North Africa - Pro-Palestinian rallies likely across Middle East and North Africa region Oct. 27; further protests possible through at least late October.

Ukraine - Combat is ongoing in most regions of eastern and southern Ukraine as of late October; both sides report minor gains.

United States - Police operation continues late Oct. 26 following shootings in Lewiston, Maine, US. Shelter-in-place orders expanded.

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Upcoming Events

GBTA Business Travel Forums | Calgary
November 8

GBTA Business Travel Forums | Toronto
November 13

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

GBTA Conference 2024 - Mexico City
April 3 - 4

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GBTA Wins Climate Change Award at A World for Travel Summit for Sustainability Efforts

GBTA was awarded the Climate Change Award at the 4th edition of the A World For Travel sustainability summit in recognition of its extensive sustainability agenda and leadership in driving change in the travel industry.

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