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November 8, 2023

News to Know

U.S.-Australia Business Travel Jump Seen – Here’s What’s Driving It

Trips taken by education consultants and technology providers serving colleges and universities led business travel this year between the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand.  

Corporate bookings have surged 44% this year through October. Sales from the education sector were up 150%. Other leading drivers of corporate travel were government or nonprofit, IT, services, mining, and oil and gas companies.

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Air Travel: Everything's Now the Same – Except It's Different (CENTRE FOR AVIATION)

These Are the World’s Safest Airlines (AFAR)


More Hotels Plug Into Profit Potential with EV Chargers (COSTAR)


Uber: Uber for Business 'Seeing Strength' (BTN)

Sabre Adds Rail Content Via Trainline Partnership (BTN)


Amadeus and Microsoft Are Working on More AI Innovations — Here Are 3 (SKIFT)


85% Now of Business Travel Is Through Small to Medium Businesses (HOTEL NEWS RESOURCE)

How Sleep Loss Impacts Employees and Costs Companies (SHRM)

Emerging Business Travel Destinations for 2024 (IOL, GBTA FEATURED)

Industry Spotlight

Call for Proposals for
GBTA Canada Conference 2024

Deadline for submission: Friday, November 10, 2023

GBTA is gearing up for the GBTA Canada Conference 2024 | Toronto program, and we're seeking innovative and inspiring proposals from thought leaders like you!

By sharing your knowledge and expertise, you can help shape the future of the business travel industry. Additionally it provides you with a platform to enhance your professional reputation and connect with peers and industry influencers.

We've created the 2024 Proposal Submission Worksheet which includes tips on how to craft a compelling proposal and will guide you through the process, ensuring your submission is well-prepared and impactful. Explore our website, where you can access the Submission Worksheet and discover helpful information, including frequently asked questions.

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GBTA Convention 2024
Registration is Open for GBTA Convention 2024!

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Registration is now open for GBTA Convention 2024! Register today for the 55th annual GBTA Convention and join the many voices from around the world focused on shaping the future of business travel.

Don't forget! If you have any remaining 2023 budget, you can use it to register for GBTA Convention 2024 & secure the lowest rate.



Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Canada - Adverse winter weather conditions forecast across parts of eastern Canada through at least early Nov. 9. Hazardous travel conditions likely.

France - Unionized rail staff plan strike nationwide across France, Nov. 8. Rail travel disruptions likely.

Panama - Activists likely to continue protesting across Panama through at least late November. Heightened security and transport disruptions likely.

Spain - Protests denouncing proposed amnesty for Catalan referendum organizers likely across Spain through into at least late November.

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Upcoming Events

GBTA Business Travel Forums | Calgary
Today, 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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We are excited to introduce a special feature at the upcoming GBTA + VDR Europe Conference 2023 - Hamburg. As sustainability and climate action continue to be at the forefront of our industry's agenda, we are proud to present a Think Tank Session: Peer-to-Peer Interactive Workshop on Climate Action...

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