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August 31, 2022

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Travel Managers’ Golden Opportunity to Become Strategic Superheroes

Travel managers have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to become corporate heroes – but will only enhance and widen their role through better self-promotion and building cross-departmental relationships. That’s the conclusion of workshops staged recently (and independently of each other) by two European associations: the Institute of Travel Management in the UK and the Association of Swiss Travel Management.

“As we rebuild from the pandemic, now is the time to take advantage of the strong tailwind from 2019 that opened doors and drove senior connections/widened networks,” states Future Role of the Travel Manager, a report published by an eponymous taskforce set up by ITM.

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United Airlines and Emirates Reportedly Set to Announce Codeshare (SIMPLE FLYING)

ANA to Resume, Expand Select U.S. Routes (BTN)

What Latam’s First Post-Pandemic Profit Says About South America’s Travel Recovery (AIRLINE WEEKLY)

When Will the 'Flightmare' End? Airlines May Not Fully Catch Up Until 2024 (BUSINESS INSIDER)


US Hotel Rates Reach Another Record High as Sector Recovers (BTN EUROPE)


90% of Americans Would Choose Not to Fly with an Airline or Stay in a Hotel Again After a Negative Customer Support Experience (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Travel Signals Cautious Optimism Despite Economic Instability (PHOCUSWIRE)

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GBTA Reconecta – Travel Managers Reunited

November 23, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

GBTA returns to Colombia and we are pleased to announce our next exclusive event for Travel Managers, on November 23 at Novotel 93 in Bogotá. Over the next few weeks we will share more info about this event with exclusive access. Stay tuned! *Local language

In a few weeks we will send more information and in the meantime we invite you to follow us on our website gbta.org and on our social networks!

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

China - Authorities imposing tighter COVID-19 curbs in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, as of Aug. 31. Disruptions likely.

China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan - TD 13 tracking northward in Philippine Sea early Aug. 31; close approach to Miyako Island, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, early Sept. 2.

Germany - Authorities to dispose of unexploded WWII bomb in Berlin, Germany, Aug. 31 prompting increased security measures and transport disruptions.

South Korea - South Korea lifts pre-departure test requirements for inbound travelers from Sept. 3. On-arrival test requirements remain in place.

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September 8

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September 15

Business Travel Returns: How Travel Managers Are Responding
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Travel Risk Management Bootcamp: Understanding and Implementing ISO31030 September 14-15, 14:00–17:00 BST. Register Here

Explore Travel Risk Management in the context of the new ISO 31030 standard and gain the tools and confidence to update and/or create a robust system within your organization to ensure the safety and well-being of travellers.

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