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September 12, 2022

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A Digital Age for Business Travel

Business Travel has become an absolute necessity for any business. Particularly after the pandemic travelling has become an integral part of any kind of business expansion. GBTA BTI outlook has published a Report and Forecast which says that Northern America spent about $320 billion USD on business travel last year. The average rating has increased to 4.8 per cent over the past four years.

Businesses growing with travel

Business travelling is becoming one of the most important factors to growing businesses. Specifically, the last year has deprived any businessmen of making face-to-face communication. The Global Business Travel Association has declared the travelling of the employees as a significant factor for business growth. According to the previous statistics US businesses have seen a $20 increase for every dollar spent on their business travels.

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Qatar Airways, Virgin Australia Kick off Strategic Tie-Up (ZAWYA)

Travel Barriers at Border a Top Issue in Pandemic-Lobbying Entering Fall, 559 Registrations to Lobby (HILL TIMES)

Philippine Airlines Suffers Cyberattack with Frequent Flyer Program (SIMPLE FLYING)

Airlines Abandoning Small Airports More Than Just a Trend (TRAVEL PULSE)


Korean Air in talks with Asian Airlines to Share US Route (KOREAN HERALD)


Japan Airlines Makes Amends to Adhere to SDG Goals (TRAVEL TRADE JOURNAL)


Reporter’s Notebook: GBTA Convention Spotlights Efforts to Digitize and Centralize Payment (THE COMPANY DIME, MAY REQUIRE SUBSCRIPTION) – FEATURES GBTA

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Global Sustainability Summit
Register Now: GBTA Global Sustainability Summit

GBTA will be hosting its first ever Global Sustainability Summit on 8 November 2022 in Brussels, focusing on Driving Action on the Race to Net Zero.

This one-day, high-level event, will bring together experts, industry and policy leaders to outline concrete solutions to decarbonize business travel, in alignment with the Paris Climate Goals – and concurrently to the 27th UN Climate Summit (COP 27), taking place in Egypt from 7 to 18 November.

Registration is open with early bird rates running until 28 September.

Register for the Conference #GBTAVDR22 and Sustainability Summit together and save €100!

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