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December 7, 2023

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Adding Green Miles: Making Business Travel Sustainable

In the ever-changing world of travel, something exciting is happening. Travellers today aren't just explorers; they're becoming protectors of our planet. The buzz around climate change is pushing  this shift, and a recent McKinsey survey shows that 85 per cent of global travellers are willing to pay 2 per cent extra for carbon-neutral flights—a big step towards responsible travel. 

An EY 2022 CEO Outlook Survey claimed that India has shifted towards sustainable strategies and environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies across industries. Along with many emission reduction targets, sustainable business travel has also joined the conversation.

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Munich Airport Suspends Flight Operations Due to Heavy Snowfall (AERO TIME)

World's Busiest Airport Voted Best in North America (11 ALIVE)

EasyJet to Enhance Operations with GlobalConnect (ADS ADVANCE)

European Airport Traffic ‘Inches’ Towards Full Recovery (BTN EUROPE)

Britons Warned of Travel Disruptions to and from UK - Ryanair, easyJet, Jet2 Latest Advice (GB NEWS)


COP28: EU Wants Tax on Aviation Fuel; And Is SAF Really 'Green'? (THE STAR PRESS)

Net Zero by 2050: Is SAF the Aviation Industry’s Best Shot? (THE STAR PRESS)


Brighter Days Ahead: What Research Tells Us About Global Business Travel in 2024 (CANADIAN TRAVEL PRESS | GBTA FEATURED)

Travel Predictions: Breaking Down Walls, AI & Revenue Optimization (PHOCUSWIRE)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA Europe
GBTA Europe Advocacy Newsletter
December 2023

GBTA have released the December edition of the GBTA Europe Advocacy Newsletter designed to keep you up to date with what’s happening in relation to business travel in Brussels, and how GBTA is advocating on behalf of members. This month, the newsletter includes an update following the recent GBTA meetings with several stakeholders from the travel ecosystem, including policymakers, trade associations and industry influencers in Brussels; and updates on both the Net Zero Industry Act and Passenger Rights Regulations, as well as much more.

Read all the details here (add link) in the latest GBTA Europe Advocacy newsletter.


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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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Belgium - Brussels Airlines pilots based in Belgium plan indefinite strike from Dec. 11. Flight disruptions likely. Reconfirm flights.

India - TC Michaung tracking northwestward over Andhra Pradesh State, India early Dec. 5 following landfall earlier in the day. Fatalities reported.

Peru - Major protests likely to cause business and transport disruptions throughout Peru Dec. 7-9.

Qatar: Heightened security likely in Doha, Qatar, amid 44th Gulf Cooperation Council summit Dec. 5. Transport disruption likely.

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Upcoming Events

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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Check out our webinar exploring what travel managers and travelers agree (and disagree) on to dive deep into the comprehensive research report on the priorities and challenges of today's business travelers and travel managers.

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