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October 3, 2022

News to Know

Better Visibility into 2023 Helps Normalize Hotel Budgeting Process

The recovery of the U.S. hotel industry from the COVID-19 pandemic has progressed to the point that many hoteliers budgeting for 2023 can see some return to normal.

The overall lack of visibility because conditions were changing daily meant hoteliers were less than sure about setting budgets the way they had always done before. As they look ahead to next year, however, they do so with greater clarity, higher levels of demand and strong rate growth. 

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Boston & Madrid: Avianca Requests 11 New International Routes (SIMPLE FLYING)

Delta Air Lines Eyes Airbus A350 Flights to Lima (SIMPLE FLYING)


Hertz, BP Partner on EV Charging in North America (AUTO RENTAL NEWS)

Zoomcar's Peer-to-Peer Platform Hits Milestone (AUTO RENTAL NEWS)


Shangri-La Hacked & Guest Information At Select Hotels Exposed (LOYALTY LOBBY)

Projected Hotel Pricing Trends for 2023 (TRAVEL PULSE)


ANA Group and Sojitz Pla-Net Launch Recycling Operation to Reduce Disposal of Plastic Waste (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)

Future-Proofing Business Trips: Why Green Travel Needs Greater Transparency (SHORT TERM RENTALZ)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA Webinar
Sustainability: Why It’s So Important, and Where to Start

October 12, 2022 | 1PM SGT

Join us for our Asia-Pacific Sustainability series kick-off. Global Sustainability Officer of Flight Centre Travel Group, Michelle Degenhardt, will share an introductory presentation on sustainability, detailing how responsible business is good business. We’ll then open up for a discussion with committee members sharing success stories and examples of how they have taken the first steps in their sustainability journeys. We are excited to see you and look forward to introducing the committee members and charter while hearing from you on what you’d like to see from our local GBTA Sustainability committee task force, so come prepared with questions for our panel!


  • Carl Jones | Managing Director, SE Asia | SAP Concur & Vice Chair, GBTA Sustainability Committee
  • Lynne Griffiths | CEO, Sirius Talent Solutions
  • Michelle Degenhardt |Global Sustainability Officer | Flight Centre Travel Group
  • Rachel Tracey | Manager | Strategic Sourcing | Brookfield Asset Management
  • Nicola Winchester | Asia-Pacific Travel, M&E Leader | Global Corporate Card Leader | Supply Chain Services | Travel Meetings and Events | Ernst & Young APAC
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GBTA Conference 2022 - Brussels in Partnership with VDR
Announcing Education Sessions

Education sessions are now available for viewing for our Brussels Conference in November. Our 20+ sessions were chosen during a highly selective review process during which GBTA received over 100 submissions.

This year’s tracks dive deeper than ever before into the topics that will shape the future of our industry with topics including: sustainability; DE&I; travel risk management; strategic use of data; traveller care; digitalisation; the future of meetings and what’s ahead for payments.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Brazil - Heightened security and campaign events are likely to continue in Brazil in the lead-up to the second round of national elections Oct. 30.

Italy - Italy eases COVID-19-related facemask rules effective Oct. 1; no international entry restrictions in effect.

Mexico - Hurricane Orlene tracking northward in the eastern Pacific Ocean late Oct. 2. Landfall forecast over Sinaloa State, Mexico, evening Oct. 3.

United States - Disruptions are ongoing across southeastern US as of early Oct. 3 following passage of Hurricane Ian; power outages and casualties reported.

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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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[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. Listen Now

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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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