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December 1, 2023

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Business Travel 'Critical' to Workplace Culture, Says Study

Business travel is an essential component to driving employee engagement and professional development in the era of remote work, according to a recent study by American Express Global Business Travel (Amex GBT) and Harvard Business Review Analytic Services.

The study, which surveyed more than 400 professionals, largely in managerial positions, found that travel for internal meetings and training can create a more cohesive work culture, foster collaboration and build team bonds.

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Airline Industry Looks Ahead to Another Year Of Capped Capacity (FLIGHT GLOBAL)


How New Technology and Innovation Are Accelerating Adoption in Hotels (PHOCUSWIRE)


Alaska Airlines Empowers Guests to Support SAF (BIODIESEL MAGAZINE)

American Airlines Fighting Climate Change with New Tech (WCNC)


Marriott to Introduce ‘Neuroinclusive’ Practices at Events (BTN EUROPE)

Corporate Travel Trends 2024: Navigating the Path to a New Era (INDULGEXPRESS)

UK Government Proposes Business Visitor Visa Reforms (SMITH STONE WALTERS)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA Canada Conference 2024 | Toronto
Registration Is Open

It's time to start planning for GBTA Canada Conference 2024 | Toronto, registration is now live - secure your spot at the lowest rate!

The 2023 GBTA Canada Conference brought together over 600 delegates, creating an unparalleled opportunity for networking, learning, and forging new connections. For 2024 we're raising the bar even higher, delving into the latest trends, innovations, and challenges shaping the business travel industry. Mark your calendars for April 22-24, as we invite you to join us at the prestigious Beanfield Centre in Toronto for Canada's premier business travel event of the year.

If you have any remaining 2023 budget, why not use it to register for GBTA Canada Conference 2024 | Toronto & secure the lowest rate?

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GBTA Professional Development
Join the GBTA DEI Community and Shape the Future of Inclusive Travel

Are you deeply passionate about diversity and inclusion? Do you believe that people should be at the center of every decision, especially in an industry built around human connections? If your answer is a resounding "YES," then the GBTA DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) Community is looking for you!

We're on a mission to create a travel industry where everyone feels a sense of belonging. To achieve this, we're seeking four dedicated buyers to join our dynamic committee. Here's your chance to collaborate with industry visionaries who share your commitment to making travel more inclusive for all.

If you're ready to be part of this exciting journey, click the link below to apply and help us shape a brighter, more inclusive future for the travel industry.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Belgium - Unionized rail workers plan to strike across Belgium from 22:00 Dec. 5-22:00 Dec. 7. Rail transport disruptions expected.

Italy - Unionized rail workers denouncing fatal rail accident continue strike across Italy until 21:00 Dec. 1. Rail transport disruptions ongoing.

Russia and Western, Central, and Southern Europe - Conflict-related sanctions and restrictions continue to cause disruptions in Europe as of Nov. 30.

United States - Adverse winter weather forecast across parts of the southwestern US through at least early Dec. 2. Hazardous travel conditions likely.

United States - Mixture of snow and rain forecast across the northwestern US through at least Dec. 3. Hazardous travel conditions likely; flooding possible.

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Upcoming Events

Webinar: 2023 Global Business Travel Index: What’s In Store for Global Business Travel
December 6

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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Join Our Upcoming Webinar: 2023 Global Business Travel Index: What’s In Store for Global Business Travel

📅 Date: December 6
⏰ Time: 11:00 AM ET

Join us for a webinar with industry experts to discuss the latest trends and insights on business travel recovery...

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