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August 5, 2022

Navigating the Return to the Office and Return to the Road

Kristen Ahye, Director of Acquisition Integration at American Express Global Business Travel, sits down with Amy Simpson, VP and GM of Global Client Group at American Express Global Business Travel, to discuss the changes in deciding when its necessary to travel and how to maintain relationships with clients in a post-pandemic environment.

This enlightening conversation provides insight into the past several years and explores what returning to the office and the road means to women in the modern workplace.

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GBTA Action in the EU

  • GBTA published a news article entitled “GBTA Calls on the European Union to Adapt Regulations To Avoid Further Travel Disruption”.
  • GBTA submitted its response to the European Commission's call for evidence on the initiative entitled “Payment services – review of EU rules”.
  • GBTA has met with representatives of CER, the voice of European Railway, to discuss multimodal transport and decarbonisation of the sector.

Read full GBTA Europe Advocacy Newsletter – August 2022


Discuss the very best in business travel solutions with Air Partner – Booth 1521 @ GBTA Convention

With world-class private aviation services, Air Partner is able to provide comprehensive flight solutions that give you even greater flexibility & reliability for your business travel needs. Charter private aircraft for groups of any size according to your flight preferences, travel requirements and scheduling needs with a dedicated Account Manager and 24/7 support.

Meet with the Air Partner team at GBTA Convention 2022 (Aug.15-17) at Booth #1521. Book your appointment through the attendee hub.

See how HRS is reinventing how businesses Stay, Work and Pay.

How and where we work is now intrinsically linked to travel and the employee experience.

See HRS’s newest innovations supporting remote work and meetings at the GBTA Convention.

Book in a demo at our booth (#3229) to see our latest innovations in:

  • Future Ready Procurement
  • Booking stays
  • Booking Workspaces & Meetings; and
  • Accountable sustainability

Booth #3437

SkyTeam + Delta Partners
Booth #1937

SkyTeam - Business Lounge
Booth #BL 14

Sonesta International
Booth #2544, Column 6

Southwest Airlines
Booth #1237

Southwest Airlines - Business Lounge
Booth #BL 12

Booth #837

Spotnana - Business Lounge
Booth #BL 3

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GBTA Convention 2022
August 14 - 17
San Diego, CA

Travel Risk Management Bootcamp: Understanding and Implementing ISO31030
September 14 - 15
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM BST /
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM CEST /
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

GBTA Conference 2022 – Brussels in Partnership with VDR.
Nov 8 - 10

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GBTA Academy Scholarship Program. More Info | View post.

Sustainability and Climate Action for Global Business Travel to Take Center Stage at GBTA Convention 2022. | View Post


Global COVID Cases Trend Down, with Surges in Japan, Korea (CIDRAP)

COVID-19, Gender and Immune Response: What’s The Relationship? (Part Two) (FORBES)

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Financial Analyst

The Financial Analyst is a part of the Finance & Strategy team and will assist with financial data analysis, budgeting and forecasting. They will support the Senior Director of Finance with financial analysis, modeling, reporting, and decision making. Learn More

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Andorra, France and Spain - Severe weather forecast across Andorra, southern and eastern France, and northeastern Spain through at least Aug. 6. Possible disruptions.
Canada - Heatwave forecast across southeastern Canada through at least Aug. 7. Transport and power disruptions possible.
China - Officials in Zhejiang Province, China, imposing tighter COVID-19 curbs in Yiwu as of Aug. 5. Business and transport disruptions likely.
Germany - High temperatures forecast over much of Germany through at least Aug. 5. Transport and power disruptions possible.

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