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November 7, 2023

News to Know

Most Buyers Expect 2024 Corporate Budgets to Rise

Corporate travel managers expect their organizations' travel budgets in 2024 to grow by an average of around 8 per cent year-on-year as expectations for virtual meetings decrease, according to a new survey.

US-based bank Morgan Stanley surveyed 135 corporate travel managers from organizations around the world who collectively account for $8 billion in annual global travel spend. 

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Asia-Pacific Airlines See Demand Roaring Back (AVIATION WEEK)

Delta Air Lines Scores High With American Travelers, But Each Generation Has a Different Favorite (FAST COMPANY)


Airbnb May Add More Boutique Hotels as NYC Listings Collapse (SKIFT)


The Heart Work of Socializing Travel’s Green Revolution (WEB IN TRAVEL)

First Emirates Flights Cleared for Take-Off with SAF from Dubai (BIO MASS MAGAZINE)

Virgin Atlantic Secures UK Permit for SAF Transatlantic Flight (BTN EUROPE)


UK Business Travellers Set to Take More Rail Journeys


Global Business Travel Industry Sees Rebound In 2023 With Shifting Challenges and Opportunities for 2024 (4HOTELIERS, GBTA FEATURED)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA Canada
Welcoming Canada's Chief Accessibility Officer at Canada Business Travel Forums

Calgary Nov 8-9 | Toronto Nov 13-14

Supporting an Accessible Travel Experience

Accessible travel is complicated and often goes unaddressed in corporate travel programs. This session will explore the importance of accessible travel programs and how you can work with your internal and external stakeholders to provide the best possible experience for travellers that require accessibility support.

Joining via recorded video interview for this session Stephanie Cadieux, Canada’s first Chief Accessibility Officer (CAO) ​​will explore the Accessible Canada Act and how it applies to the travel industry as well as the work her team does to challenge assumptions and ensure barrier free access for travellers with a disability.

  Register: Calgary Nov 8-9 Register: Toronto Nov 13-14 

Did You Know? Buyers Attend Free!


GBTA Europe
GBTA Europe Advisory Board:
Call for Applications

Would you like to help lead GBTA in Europe? We are recruiting three new members for the GBTA Europe Advisory Board.

The GBTA Europe Advisory Board provides strategic guidance and support to GBTA’s activities and development in the region. It strives to represent the European membership base.

  Submit Here More Info 


Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

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

India - Tight security certain in five states of India for elections, Nov. 7-Dec. 5. Localized disruptions likely; protests, clashes possible.

Japan - Japan to host G7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Tokyo Nov. 7-8. Main event planned at Iikura Guest House. Increased security almost certain.

United Kingdom - Flights resume at Bristol Airport, England, UK, morning of Nov. 7 following technical issue. Lingering delays possible.

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Upcoming Events

GBTA Business Travel Forums | Calgary
Tomorrow, 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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Join us at GBTA + VDR Europe Conference 2023 - Hamburg where we will explore the critical theme of "Balancing Corporate Needs & Traveller Expectations. "Technology, climate change, and shifts in post-pandemic work behaviours has significantly impacted the way we live, work, and travel. These seismic shifts are not only reshaping corporate operations but are also redefining business traveller expectations. Last Chance to Register. View Post

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