Coming Back and Setting the Stage for Global Business Travel
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August 23, 2022

Coming Back and Setting the Stage for Global Business Travel

Being back together as an industry at the GBTA Convention 2022 last week in San Diego marked a lot of memorable moments and firsts, not only for GBTA but for so many of you as well. Our Convention always represents the confluence of the global business travel industry, but this year it also served as the catalyst for looking to what’s next for our members, industry and association.

As we continue to move forward, an important focus for GBTA will be using our platform to focus on tough-to-solve but important issues like sustainability and DEI, while continuing to provide the key fundamentals for business travel, meetings management and travel managers. Times change, our industry changes and so do the travelers we serve – an inclusive approach to purpose, people and planet will be critical for us all.

Introducing our new GBTA brand, and with GBTA President Denise Truso
and the GBTA team announcing Convention 2023 in Dallas, TX.

Last week also marked the debut of our new GBTA brand that sets the course for GBTA and its members to grow in all the right ways in the coming years … as the platform for community, learning and advocacy. If you haven’t already, we encourage you to check out our newly revamped website and unveiling of our new brand at Convention to learn more about what we see as GBTA’s new foundation for our future.

Coming next, we’re gearing up to connect with you around the world, including the WINiT Gala in New York City in October, the GBTA Europe Conference in partnership with VDR and first-ever GBTA Sustainability Summit in Brussels in November, and partnering with PATA for the APAC Travel Summit in Bangkok in December. Our GBTA Convention 2022 may be “in the books,” but it certainly isn’t the end to the story.



Airline Delays, Cancellations Strike Again (TRAVEL PULSE)

Gatwick Scraps Capacity Restraints amid Return to ‘Business as Usual’ (THE GUARDIAN)

Singapore Wants to Make Its Airport Pandemic Proof (BLOOMBERG)


Europe Continues Steady Increase in New Hotel Openings in First Half of 2022 (LODGING ECONOMETRICS)


Corporate Travel Planners Look for Specifics on Hotel Sustainability Efforts (COSTAR)


Business Travel Slow to Recover, but Projected to Reach 2019 Levels Next Year (COSTAR)

TravelPulse Podcast: How Business Travel Is Bouncing Back (TRAVEL PULSE)

Travel Leaders Corporate Releases Upgrade of Home Portal (BTN EUROPE)

Gant Travel Launches Travel Solutions Division (NEWSWIRE)

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Convention Plus

Couldn't make it to Convention this year? This virtual livestream and replay option gives you access to some of the most insightful presentations and education sessions from Convention 2022.

  • Live stream 5 Main Stage presentations in real time – keynotes, State of the Industry, Sustainability and more.
  • View 5 Collaboratory Spotlights available 2 hours after the end of the presentation.
  • Select from an additional 15+ Education Sessions that will be available August 14, 2022 – December 1, 2022 for On-Demand Convention Plus.

Popular Education Sessions include:

  • Global Business Travel Index (BTI)™: Outlook for Global Business Travel 2022 – 2026
  • 2023 Global Pricing Forecast: What's Next?

You will need to fill out the entire registration form and then choose the Convention Plus option ($349).

Do you have 5+ employees who want to get all the benefits of Convention Plus? Reach out to the GBTA Convention Team for special group pricing.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Africa - Air traffic controllers to strike in various African countries from 08:00 Aug. 25 to 07:59, Aug. 27. Reconfirm flights.

Sri Lanka - Anti-government rallies will likely continue in Colombo, Sri Lanka, through at least late August. Increased security likely.

South Africa - Unions call for a nationwide strike in South Africa, Aug. 24. Associated protests planned.

United Kingdom - Activists plan go-slow protests on the A12 road near Colchester, UK, from 07:00 Aug. 25. Increased security and travel delays likely.

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Upcoming Events
Certificate in Corporate Travel Execution (CCTE)
September 8

GBTA Europe Town Hall
September 15

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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