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Septermber 2, 2022

New GBTA Podcast

Women Business Travelers: Back on the Road in a Post-pandemic World

After navigating a global pandemic for well over two years, what’s your new normal? In a new podcast series – “Back and Better Than Ever” – learn from incredible women coming together to discuss what “returning” means to them. In this episode, Kate McDevitt Nichols, Founder of Go Jane, Go, a global community of 1,000+ women who travel for business, joins Shannon Jackson, Business Development Leader at Avis Budget Group

Produced by GBTA WINiT’s Return to the Office & Return to the Road Committee, the “Back and Better Than Ever” podcast series explores unique views and voices from guests that have various ties to business travel. Hear the shared experiences that all business travelers have likely endured in some capacity – while gaining insight on how to continue to prevail together.

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Amid Labor Day Weekend Travel Surge, Airlines Promise Better Customer Service (NPR)

Yes, A Pilot Shortage Is Real — What Airlines Can Do While Raising Pay (FORBES)


Groups, Business Travelers Booking Hotels Again, But Closer to Arrival (COSTAR)

Hotel, Online Travel Agency Relationship Has Improved, Executives Say (COSTAR)


The Future of Saudi Hospitality (HOSPITALITY NET)


Germans Return to International Travel (TRAVEL DAILY MEDIA)

CTM Expands MICE Team Amid Record Growth (BTN EUROPE)

The New Shape of Business Travel (TIMES OF INDIA)

Industry Spotlight

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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WINiT by GBTA Now Accepting Nominations for the 2022 BGTA WINit Awards

Submit your nominations now for the 2022 GBTA WINiT Awards, for top honors in the travel industry, recognizing individuals and companies who support the career development of women, and who together, are driving positive change for women in travel-related individuals.

Awards will be presented at the 2022 GBTA WINiT Gala on October 27th at the Westin Times Square, New York City.

Nomination deadline: September 22, 2022.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Asia - Typhoon Hinnamnor tracking southward in the Philippine Sea early Sept. 1; landfall likely over Yaeyama Islands, Japan, late Sept. 3.

France - Thunderstorms and heavy rainfall forecast across much of France through at least Sept. 2. Flooding and disruptions possible.

Myanmar - Myanmar easing visa requirements for entrants from eight ASEAN countries as of Sept. 1. Other COVID-19 measures remain in effect.

United Kingdom - Unionized train drivers at several major companies to strike throughout the United Kingdom Sept. 15; significant travel disruptions likely.

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

GBTA Europe Town Hall
September 15

Business Travel Returns: How Travel Managers Are Responding
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

PATA and GBTA to host APAC Travel Summit
December 8 - 9
Bangkok, Thailand

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Do you know someone who is the perfect candidate for recognition as the GBTA Volunteer of the Month?

Complete this form and tell us why you think your nominee should be selected. If your nominee is selected, you will be contacted by GBTA Volunteer Relations. Nominate Now

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PATA and GBTA to host APAC Travel Summit in Bangkok, December 8-9
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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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