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August 26, 2022

New GBTA Podcast

The Evolution of Sustainability in the Hospitality Space

Townsend Bailey, Head of Corporate Responsibility, and Soojin Yoon, Manager, Corporate Responsibility, both from IHG Hotels & Resorts joined Debbie Iannaci, head of GBTA Communications and Research during the 2022 GBTA Convention for a deep discussion on sustainability. Topics include how sustainability is evolving in the hospitality space, where IHG is focusing its efforts, the benefits of environmental sustainability, and how corporate travel managers can help influence change.

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Dublin Airport Opens Second Runway (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

SITA Technology Helps Two Brazilian Airports Cope with the Surge in Travel (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Qantas, Air New Zealand Expect Boost from Foreign Airlines Schedule Constraints (AIRLINE WEEKLY)

Low-cost Icelandic Airline Ready for Takeoff at Dulles (WASHINGTON BUSINESS JOURNALS)

India’s Airline Fleet Size to Double in Next 5 Years (AVIATION SOURCE NEWS)

Germany Pushes for ‘Pay as You Fly’ Model (BTN EUROPE)


Uptick in Aussie Businesses Looking to Embrace Sustainable Travel (CHANNEL LIFE)


Carwiz Expands in Kosovo and Slovakia (AUTO RENTAL NEWS)

Industry Spotlight

Travel Risk Management Bootcamp: Understanding and Implementing ISO31030

•  September 14-15
•  November 8, (Brussels)

Travel Risk Management Bootcamp: Understanding and Implementing ISO31030 - next date September 14-15. This course, led by travel risk management experts Global Secure Accreditation in conjunction with GBTA, is designed to give practical guidance to anyone involved in building and managing corporate travel programs.


Professional Development
Certificate in Corporate Travel Execution (CCTE)

Dates: Sept. 8 and 22, Oct. 6 and 20, Nov. 3 and 17, Dec. 1 and 15

Times: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM ET each day

The Certificate in Corporate Travel Execution is a customized education offered in partnership with Cornell University’s Executive Education Division. The curriculum is designed for corporate buyers overseeing a managed travel program and suppliers offering travel-related products and services.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Japan - Japan to lift pre-arrival COVID-19 testing requirements for triple vaccinated travelers from Sep. 7. Other domestic measures ongoing.

Tunisia - Air traffic controllers postpone nationwide strike in Tunisia until Sept. 9 following negotiations with authorities.

United Kingdom - Disruptions ongoing in London, UK, early Aug. 25 due to flooding; further adverse weather forecast across southeastern England.

United States - Heavy rainfall forecast across parts of the South and Southeast, US, through at least Aug. 27. Transport disruptions 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

WINiT Gala
October 27
7:30 – 10:00 PM ET

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

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@oneworld Alliance: #oneworldalliance CEO Rob Gurney talks about what Oman Air will bring to #oneworld and how #sustainability is a critical priority for the alliance.

"Sustainability is not something we should compete on," Gurney said in an interview at the GBTA | Global Business Travel Association Convention in #SanDiego. "What we're trying to do here is #savetheplanet. It's as simple as that."

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GBTA Career Spotlight
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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