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September 29, 2022

News to Know

Rail Sees Popularity Boost as Business Travellers Seek to Avoid “Travel Dead Time”

New research from Trainline Partner Solutions (TPS) shows rail travel is seeing a boost in popularity among business travellers, as hybrid working patterns become the norm and employees seek to avoid “travel dead time” at all costs.

More than eight in ten (82%) of business travellers in the UK reported that maintaining productivity is a major consideration, with 44% saying that the ability to stay productive in-transit has become more important since the pandemic and widespread introduction of hybrid, more flexible work patterns.

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For Airlines, Cloud Solutions Are Now a Must-Have (SKIFT)

Brussels Airlines Set on More Business Travel Flights (BRUSSELS TIMES)

Airports Close and Airlines Cancel Flights as Hurricane Ian Roars Ashore (CNN)


Trip.com’s Sustainable Travel Consumer Report Underlines Importance of Sustainable Travel (TTG ASIA)


Amex GBT: 2023 Hotel Prices to Rise Again but Pace to Slow (BTN)

What Accor Has to Say on the Rise of 'Bleisure' Travel, Plus How The Trend Allows You to Prioritize Work And Family (BIZBASH)

Five Traveler Trends Shaping the Future of Accommodations (PHOCUSWIRE)

Industry Spotlight

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.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Asia - Disruptions ongoing across Mainland Southeast Asia afternoon Sept. 29 following passage of Typhoon Noru; damage and casualties reported.

Bahamas, The, Cuba and United States - Hurricane Ian tracking north-northeast over Central Florida, US Sept. 28. Landfall forecast over southern South Carolina, Sept. 30.

Thailand - Officials to temporarily close airspace at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, Sept. 30. Flight delays possible.

United States - Authorities issue a citywide curfew in Naples, Fla., US, Sept. 28, effective immediately.

Western, Central, and Southern Europe - Monkeypox cases identified in new areas of Europe in September; France, Germany, Spain, and UK most affected. Use basic health precautions.

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Upcoming Events
GBTA Conference 2022 – Milano
October 5
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM CEST

Sustainability: Why it’s so important, and where to start
October 12 | 1:00 PM

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

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

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

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Apply to GBTA Ladders Team Mentorship Program by Sept 30

Evelyn Hamilton, GBTA Ladders Alumni Advisor, shares the benefits of joining GBTA Ladders and how the program has helped her grow within the travel industry at GBTA Ladders Summit 2022.

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