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November 1, 2023

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Corporate Retreats Are Key Intersection of Business Travel, Wellness Programming at Hotels

Hotel longevity and human longevity both require a deepening of wellness. For hotels, this means more amenities and experiences; for guests and consumers, more incorporation of wellness practices in their daily habits — as inspired by hotels.

While the leisure side of hotel travel has embraced this path, business travel is lagging. But there is an area where they intersect for a very lucrative growth opportunity for hotel brands: corporate retreats. To get a sense of what’s possible, we sat down with Ersin Pamuksuzer, founder of TheLifeCo, which has operated corporate wellness retreats out of its Turkey resorts for over two decades as complementary to its core business of wellness detox-based leisure stays.

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Boom Time for the $110bn a Year Industry Keeping Airlines Flying (FINANCIAL TIMES)

Asia-Pacific Airlines Looking Forward to 2024 Growth (SIMPLE FLYING)

A Major Airline Just Cut 14 Flights to Cities You Needed to Get To (JACKSON PROGRESS)


Fall Brings Group, Business Travel Back (COSTAR)

What Hilton's 2024 Travel Trends Report Means for Your Hotel (HOSPITALITY NET)


Seeing the Light (BTN EUROPE)

Could Company-Paid Leisure Travel Be a New Distribution Channel? (PHOCUSWIRE)

TripStax Integrates Grapevine into Core Processor (BTN)

Wheels Up to Add Corporate SME Member Program (BTN)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA Webinar
Mitigating 2024 Corporate Hotel Rate Increases via Segment Convergence

Tomorrow, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

This webinar will feature timely commentary from a respected travel program leader and a prominent hotelier, as well as fresh updates regarding negotiating trends for 2024 as the fourth quarter is underway. Join this engaging session to learn more about how your company can use convergence tactics to drive notable gains in data transparency, process efficiencies, and savings across your key segments.

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Based on GBTA research sponsored by HRS Group


GBTA Professional Development
A Reminder to Maintain Your GTP® Recertification

We are getting in touch to remind you that maintaining your Global Travel Professional credentials require recertification after 3 years, and yours is coming up before the end of 2023. Recertification through at least 50 earned credits shows your commitment to staying up to date in concepts, technology, principles, and best practices of the business travel industry.

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Click here to check your Recertification Credits. If you haven’t yet reached the 50 credits mark there is still time!

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Belgium - Unionized rail workers in Belgium to stage nationwide strikes Nov. 7-9. Rail service disruptions likely.

Canada and United States - Pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli activists to rally in several cities across US and Canada through early November. Disruptions likely.

France, Ireland and United Kingdom - Storm Ciaran to bring severe weather to parts of Ireland, France, and the UK through Nov. 3. Flooding, related disruptions possible.

Iraq, Syria and Turkiye - Further Turkish airstrikes remain possible in Iraq and Syria through November. Increased security, transport, business disruptions likely.

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Upcoming Events

Mitigating 2024 Corporate Hotel Rate Increases via Segment Convergence

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 have helped to facilitate a letter from more than 70+ companies to the commission calling for the publication of the MDMS regulation by the end of the year. Multimodal Digital Mobility Services (MDMS) regulation, intended to make it easier to ticket and book trips that connect air and rail services initially planned for June 2023, has been again delayed. Read the letter here

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