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December 16, 2022

Sichuan Airlines Becomes China's First Domestic Carrier to Partner with Viasat's In-Flight Connectivity Solution and China Satcom's Satellite System (PR NEWSWIRE)

Hong Kong Airlines Gets Restructuring Approval (AIRWAYS MAG)

This Chart Shows How Global Air Travel Is Faring (WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM)


Virgin Atlantic to Launch First Transatlantic Net Zero Flight (FINANCIAL TIMES)

Microsoft Urges 'Purposeful' Travel in New Platform (BTN)


How Google and Uber Influence Ground Transportation (PHOCUSWIRE)


The Bleisure Traveler—Coming to the Rescue of Airlines Everywhere (WALL STREET JOURNAL | MAY REQUIRE SUBSCRIPTION)

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Business Travel Platform TripActions Partners With Airwallex (PYMNTS)

Moving in the Right Direction (BTN EUROPE)

Industry Spotlight

Volunteers Needed

GBTA and ITM are looking for 10-12 US, Canada, LATAM or APAC based volunteers to assist with a Global Ground Transportation RFP Task Force. This RFP is scheduled to be available for 2023, and the 2024 RFP Season.

Do you have expertise as either a buyer or a supplier in the ground transportation segment? We are looking for individuals with Car Rental, Taxi, Private Transportation, Shared ride services, Rail, Coach, OBT, TMC and any additional segments of ground transportation experience

The project will begin late 2022 and commence in mid 2023, hopefully over a 12 week period. The project will consist of a series of calls once every 2 weeks, mixed with some independent work to easily align with personal schedules for your assigned group and duties.

If you are interested in serving on the task force, please submit your application here.

If you have any additional questions, please reach out to Morgan Cook, [email protected].



GBTA Sustainability Toolkit
Module 11: Sustainable Accommodation

Green Fact: Did you know that sustainable accommodation is not just about carbon emissions? Travel managers should also look for information about sustainable construction, renewable energy, single-use plastic, and sustainable sourcing, to name a few.

Module 11 of GBTA's Sustainability Toolkit covers sustainable accommodation - what it is, what to look for, and how to incorporate it into your travel management program.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Japan - Snowfall, strong winds, and thunderstorms are forecast across northern and western Japan through at least Dec. 16. Possible disruptions.

Peru - Authorities implement overnight curfews in 15 provinces in Peru as of Dec. 15 due to ongoing unrest. Further protests likely.

South Africa - ANC to hold its elective conference at Johannesburg Expo Center in Johannesburg, South Africa, Dec. 16-20. Protests likely.

Spain - Unionized airport ground staff call off strike across Spain, Dec. 22-23.

United Kingdom - Unionized ground staff at London Heathrow Airport, UK, suspend Dec. 16-19 strike. Further actions possible.

More Information

Upcoming Events

Travel Risk Management Bootcamp Understanding and Implementing ISO31030
January 17 - 18

GBTA Conference 2023 | Mexico City
March 15 - 16

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Chris Truss, Sustainability Director, Reed & Mackay – a TripActions Company and member of GBTA’s Sustainability Leadership Council, share their insights on what is needed to build a greener future for business travel. Learn More

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GBTA Career Spotlight
Regional Manager, GBTA Canada

The Regional Manager, GBTA Canada is a vital role in the continued growth and success of GBTA’s region of Canada. Working as an extension of the Global Operations team, this role will be the main operational contributor for GBTA Canada. Learn More

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