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September 28, 2022

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The Airline Race for a Breakthrough Fuel to Cut One Billion Tons of Carbon Is Just Starting

The airline industry likes to point out that it is responsible for "just" 2% of CO2 emissions globally. But as the auto industry is transformed rapidly by electric vehicles, aviation's share will grow, especially if projections for air travel to triple by 2050 hold.

Airlines and startups in the sustainable aviation fuels space are still in the very early days of testing breakthrough technologies including multiple approaches to green hydrogen.

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Airlines Scrap Over 2,000 U.S. Flights as Hurricane Ian Set to Make Landfall (REUTERS)

Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Emirates: What’s the World’s Top-Rated Airline? (EURO NEWS)

Malaysia's Newest Budget Airline Ready to Take Off (MALAYSIA NOW)


Meliá Launches Meliá PRO Business Traveller, a Program Designed for the Return of Corporate Travel (4HOTELIERS)


Air Canada Selects Choose for Carbon Offsets (BTN)

Cebu Pacific Inks SAF Supply Deal from 2026 (FLIGHT GLOBAL)


Modernizing Business Travel Will Yield Tens of Billions in Economic Value, Finds Amadeus Commissioned Study (PR WEB)

Minor Hotels Africa Gears up for the Business Travel Revolution (AFRICA.COM)

Microsoft on the Trends and Tech Shaping Travel (PHOCUSWIRE)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA Webinar
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Personalization is a powerful driver of loyalty and convenience that remains largely untapped in the travel industry.

Learn how American Airlines and Spotnana have partnered to develop a new modern retailing experience for flights to help corporations:

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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

Cuba and United States - Hurricane Ian tracking north-northeast in eastern Gulf of Mexico late Sept. 27. Landfall forecast over west-central Florida, US, Sept. 28.

Russia - Protests, travel disruptions, security incidents likely across Russia into mid-October in reaction to Kremlin's partial mobilization order.

Singapore - Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022 to take place Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Plan for traffic disruptions likely Sept. 28-Oct. 4.

Spain - Unionized taxi drivers plan to protest in Seville, Spain, Sept. 28. Transport disruptions likely.

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Upcoming Events
Increase Traveler Satisfaction and Value With a Modern Personalized Shopping Experience
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

WINiT Gala
October 27
7:30 – 10:00 PM ET

GBTA Conference 2022 – Brussels in Partnership with VDR.
Nov 8 - 10

PATA – GBTA APAC Travel Summit - Global Business Travel Association - GBTA
December 8 - 9
Bangkok, Thailand

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Join on the 8th November for GBTA’s first ever Sustainability Summit at the Square – Brussels Convention Centre.

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. Learn More

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GBTA Career Spotlight
Financial Analyst

*GBTA is currently fully remote*

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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