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September 22, 2022

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Why a Comfortable and Relaxing Rail Journey Is the Best Choice for Business Travel

Business rail journeys are gaining in popularity amongst business travellers in Europe and around the world – and they bring several benefits.

When you travel regularly for business, you will quickly learn what you need to prioritise in order to enjoy a comfortable and practical journey each and every time. Comfort refers not just to the level of luxury experienced while travelling, but also the convenience of the journey, and a practical journey involves few changes in transport and also space to work while you travel.

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SAS Launches New Communication Concept (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

How The Pandemic Changed American Airlines Forever (FORBES)

The Last U.S. Airline to Offer First Class Is Getting Rid of It (BEST LIFE ONLINE)


Hyatt to Expand Presence in Latin America and the Caribbean (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Hotel Guest Experience Needs to Improve to Maintain Rates (COSTAR)

Flyr Labs Brings Revenue Management Tools to Hotels with Pace Revenue Acquisition (PHOCUSWIRE)


Accor Brands as Vanguards of a Sustainable Hospitality Experience (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)


Singapore Dispatch - Woes of a Recovery (4HOTELIERS)

Google Streamlines Search for Train Trips in Europe (YAHOO!)

GBTA Business Travel Recovery Poll
Latest GBTA Business Travel Recovery Poll Now Open

GBTA is once again taking the pulse on the current state of global business travel as the next GBTA Business Travel Recovery Poll is ready for your response. As professionals in the business travel, we thank you for once again taking a few minutes to complete the latest poll.

For over two years, GBTA has continued to track and report on ongoing business travel trends, bookings and sentiment. And this poll for October also tackles timely topics including business travel impacts related to recent air travel disruption, inflation and economic concerns, and the connection between hybrid/remote work and business travel.

Please take a minute to respond and be one of the “many voices” assisting GBTA in providing a collective look across the industry. Results will be released in early October. Take the latest poll here.

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Watch On Demand Last Week’s Webinar
Business Travel Returns:
How Travel Managers Are Responding

Did you miss last week’s webinar, Business travel returns: how travel managers are responding, presented by research and travel experts from GBTA and Uber for Business?

Watch On Demand to gain insights on how travel managers at some of the world’s largest companies are thinking about:

  • Sustainability in travel programs
  • Managed ground transportation policies and processes
  • How meals and per diems fit into travel programs
  • What’s in store for the future

Interested in learning more? Read in full the first-ever ground transportation report.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Africa - Air traffic controllers to strike in various African countries from 08:00 Sept. 23-08:00 Sept. 25. Reconfirm flights.

Caribbean - Disruptions ongoing across parts of the Caribbean as of Sept. 21 following the passage of Hurricane Fiona; damage and casualties reported.

France - Air traffic controllers in France canceled a planned nationwide strike Sept. 28-30 after reaching agreement.

Italy - Pilots and flight attendants from Ryanair and Vueling plan to strike in Italy, Oct. 1. Flight cancellations and delays.

Mexico - 6.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Michoacan State, Mexico 01:16 Sept. 22. Disruptions ongoing following earlier major earthquake.

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Survey of Business Travel Leaders Spotlights Issues Driven by Hybrid Workforces as Corporate Travel’s Return Accelerates

Business travel’s recovery, the need for traveler service expertise, and challenges of sourcing co-working meeting spaces are at the center of a new research report released today by HRS and GBTA.

Read today’s full announcement. The survey report is available via HRS. GBTA members can download a copy on the GBTA Hub.

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