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November 29, 2023

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Sustainable Business Travel Can Be a Competitive Advantage

Sustainability continues to rise in prominence in the business world, increasing the spotlight on sustainable travel practices. According to a recent Gartner survey, CEOs say that environmental and social changes are a top-three priority for investors, and CEOs consider sustainability a competitive differentiator.

Gartner has also found that investing in sustainable business practices can help protect companies from economic and political disruptions. One of the top operations-related costs being mitigated through sustainability programs is business travel.

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India Is Seeing a Massive Aviation Boom (THE ECONOMIST)

Top 5: The Airlines Receiving the Most Ancillary Revenue Per Passenger (SIMPLE FLYING)

Turkish Airlines to Relaunch Budget Carrier as AJet (BTN EUROPE)


Airlines Look to Sustainable Aviation Fuel to Meet Carbon Targets (REUTERS)

First SAF-Powered Commercial Airliner Crosses Atlantic (TRAVEL TOMORROW)

How Europe’s Accommodation Sector Is Approaching Sustainability (BOOKING.COM)


NUMA Swoops up YAYS to Expand Hospitality Brand Across Europe (PHOCUSWIRE)


Metros With the Highest Share of Business Travelers and Their Top Destinations (HENRY HERALD)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA Convention 2024
Are You a Supplier Interested in Learning About Convention 2024?

Join us at GBTA Supplier Summit 2024 on February 8

Do you want to get a head start on preparing for GBTA Convention 2024? Join us in Atlanta for a complimentary event where you will learn about updates for 2024, tips and tricks on exhibiting, and new sponsorships. You’ll also get to participate in a walking tour of the Georgia World Congress Center, and more!

The GBTA Supplier Summit is a complimentary event for suppliers.

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November GBTA Volunteer of the Month

Amanda Mahan
Senior National Account Manager
Southwest Business

Amanda Mahan is an accomplished travel industry veteran, primarily focused on corporate travel and account management. She currently holds the position as a Senior National Account Manager for Southwest Airlines. Amanda has a passion for creating and managing mutually beneficial partnerships with companies in the greater Philadelphia region.

Her enthusiasm for the travel industry is showcased in her role as President of GBTA Philadelphia, where she volunteers her time and is currently serving her second term working with travel buyers and suppliers to better understand new and emerging travel management practices and ways to improve the travel industry through advocacy. She participates in GBTA Ladders and now serves as an Alumni Advisor and Committee Member. Amanda earned her Bachelor of Science in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management at the Pennsylvania State University. She enjoys reading, hiking and of course traveling.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Belarus - Adverse winter weather forecast across Belarus through at least Nov. 29. Hazardous travel conditions likely.

Myanmar - Armed clashes disrupting air and ground transport in northern and western Myanmar, as of Nov. 29. Border closures, curfews reported.

South Africa - Heavy backlog reported at port of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; maritime and ground freight disruptions likely through February 2024.

United Arab Emirates - COP28 Summit to take place in Dubai, UAE, Nov. 30-Dec. 12. Increased security and localized transport disruptions likely.

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Upcoming Events

LATAM Business Travel Forums São Paulo
Tomorrow, November 30

Carrefour des Echanges Travel & MICE par GBTA
December 7

LATAM Business Travel Forums Santiago de Chile
December 14

GBTA Conference 2024 - Mexico City
April 3 - 4

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Registration is now open for #GBTAConvention24! 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. Register Now

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