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September 16, 2022

New GBTA Podcast

Look at the Bookings and Other Insights for Business Travel and Travel Managers

Charlie Bacharach, Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Travel Leaders Corporate, part of Internova Travel Group, sits down with Debbie Iannaci, head of GBTA Communications and Research during the 2022 GBTA Convention to share his perspective on the latest business travel trends based on recent booking patterns, the biggest issues for corporate travel managers, and the role sustainability is playing in shaping the focus for corporate travel stakeholders.

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Ryanair Cancels 420 Flights As French Air Traffic Controllers Go On Strike (SIMPLE FLYING)

Star Alliance Wants Half Its Airline Members to Use Biometrics by 2025 (REUTERS)

ARC: August Air Ticket Sales More Than Double 2021 (BTN)


Air Canada, United Airlines Among First to Order New Hybrid-Electric Plane (AIRLINE WEEKLY)

OMV and Lufthansa Group Further Strengthen Partnership with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (OMV)

McKinsey and Microsoft Join Forces To Accelerate Decarbonization Transformations (MCKINSEY)


CarTrawler, Uber Launch Uber Rent in U.K. (AUTO RENTAL NEWS)

Travel Planning App Orbzii Acquires Pluto (PHOCUSWIRE)

Corporate Travel’s Recovery Is Finally Starting to Pick Up Some Momentum (TRAVEL WEEK)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA Ladders
Apply to GBTA Ladders, a team mentorship program, by September 30

Do you want to expand your network and work with top-minds in the travel industry? GBTA Ladders is gearing up for its next season and we’re seeking mentees with the appetite to think differently and move travel forward. Our mentorship program is designed to drive collaboration and develop future leaders across the industry, and welcomes industry vets and rising stars alike. Apply today for the 2022-2023 season!


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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

China - TS Muifa tracking northeastward across the Bohai Strait early Sept. 16; further landfall forecast over Liaoning Province, China.

Italy - Unionized public transport workers plan to strike across Italy Sept. 16. Travel delays and disruption likely.

Singapore - Singapore implementing eased COVID-19 measures as of Sept. 16.

United States - The indefinite rail strike in US planned for Sept. 16 has been averted as of early Sept 15. Residual disruptions are likely.

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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.

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