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September 30, 2022

New GBTA Podcast

The Value of Medical Assistance Networks for Business Travel

With business traveler health and safety at the forefront now more than ever, medical assistance networks can play a critical role. David Sarafinas, Vice President, US Medical Assistance for Collinson Group joined Debbie Iannaci, head of GBTA Communications and Research during the 2022 GBTA Convention to discuss why a network is essential to providing medical assistance, the importance of relationships and vetting providers, and how network information is used.

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How Posting All U.S. Airline Fees Upfront Will Impact Corporate Travel (SKIFT)

Italy's Latest Strike Action to Disrupt More Than 300,000 Travellers (BTN EUROPE)


Hotels Cater to Corporate Groups More Interested in Team Bonding Than Boardrooms (COSTAR)


Implementing Sustainability into the Hospitality Industry (FORBES)

'The Next Era Of Aviation': Eviation Hails First Electric 'Commuter' Plane Flight (BUSINESS GREEN)

Transformation of Air Travel Can Be a Beacon for Sustainability, Say Global Aviation Leaders (CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY)


Travel Startup Klerk Creates an Unexpected $111 Billion Partnership (PR NEWSWIRE)

Summer’s over, but the European Travel Season Isn’t (CNBC)

Tripbam Doesn’t See Recession Signs in Business Travel Data Yet (SKIFT)

Industry Spotlight

September GBTA Volunteer of the Month

September’s volunteer of the month is Loren Christie. Loren has been in the industry for over 20 years, focusing on sales & marketing for hotels and destination marketing organizations. He held several leadership roles before launching his own company, Loren Christie Solutions. Loren is an invaluable member of GBTA Canada and as Vice-Chair of GBTA’s Meetings & Events Committee. Loren's peers nominated him because he is always willing to try new avenues of content development and pushes everyone around him to think beyond the basics. Loren Christie has proven to be a leader and innovator in his community as well as the business travel industry as a whole.


GBTA Conference 2022 - Brussels in Partnership with VDR
Announcing Closing Main Stage in Brussels

The past three years has seen a tidal wave of talent leave the travel industry, transferring skills to other sectors. So how can we as an industry attract not only them back but the brightest and best entering the workforce. Join this panel discussion in Brussels for our closing main stage - Building the Workforce Back Better.

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  • Steve Boswell (He/Him), Corporate Talent Development Manager for Europe, Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Lynne Griffiths, CEO, Sirius Talent Solutions
  • Yvonne Moya, Global Travel & Mobility for Randstad
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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

France - Unionized workers continue multi-sector strikes and marches across France, Sept. 29-30. Travel disruptions are likely.

New Zealand - Heavy rainfall forecast across parts of northern North Island, New Zealand, through at least Oct. 2. Flooding and disruptions possible.

South Korea - South Korea to end post-arrival test requirement for inbound travelers Oct. 1. Domestic measures ongoing.

United States - Hurricane Ian tracking north-northeast off east coast of Florida, US late Sept. 29. Landfall likely over South Carolina, afternoon Sept. 30.

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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

Beyond Travel Risk Management
October 18
11:00 AM - 12:00 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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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
Membership Specialist

The Membership Specialist is a member of the Marketing and Membership Operations team and is primarily responsible for providing high quality, enthusiastic, and prompt customer service to members of GBTA. Learn More

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