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October 5, 2022

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UK Businesses to Invest More in Business Travel

UK businesses plan to invest more in business travel over the next 12 months, reflecting the importance of business travel to their continued success, according to new research by American Express.

The research, which surveyed both business travellers and decision-makers, found that around four-in-ten businesses (42%) are looking to increase the amount of business travel they undertake, while over two-thirds (68%) plan to ramp up their spending in this area by 50% or more compared to current levels.

The vast majority (82%) confirmed that business travel plays a key role in driving revenue, profitability and enabling growth; six-in-ten businesses (60%) plan to expand into new UK regions while over a third (35%) want to enter new international markets.

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United Airlines Plans to Resume Hong Kong Flights From January (BLOOMBERG)

Divided European Aviation Sector Seeks Cure to Travel Chaos (REUTERS)

FAA Orders Airlines to Give Flight Attendants More Rest (FOX 4 NEWS)

Association of Asia Pacific Airlines Record an 800% Increase in Passengers In August (SIMPLY FLYING)


SAF Heads into the Big East: India and Turkey to Scale up Domestic SAF Production Amid Proliferating Deployment of Bio-Based Fuels Worldwide (BIOFUELS DIGEST)

The World’s First Digital 360-Degree Sustainability Management Solution for the Travel Sector Has Arrived - Weeva Launches to Beta Users (PR WEB)


UFODrive Expands EV Rental Business to Austin, New York (AUTO RENTAL NEWS)

Pathfinder Hospitality Expands Portfolio (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

'Blended Travel' Boosting Airline Revenue (FRONTERAS DESK)

TripActions Launches ‘Rapid’ Payment of Traveller Expenses (BTN EUROPE)

Industry Spotlight

Helping Customers Fulfill Corporate Sustainability Objectives

Enterprise and National are committed to helping customers achieve their business goals. That’s why we’re working with TerraPass to facilitate an easy solution for our customers to offset their carbon footprints and fulfill their corporate sustainability objectives.

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GBTA Conference 2022 - Brussels in Partnership with VDR
Price Break Extended to 7 October

Want to know what’s next with sustainable travel and mobility? Registration is open for our first GBTA Sustainability Summit, taking place in Brussels on 8 November 2022 and focusing on Driving Action to Net Zero Business Travel. Price Break extended to 7 October, you can also save by registering for our GBTA Europe Conference at the same time.

Early Bird rate ends on Friday 7 October at 11:59 PM BST.


Feel free to reach out to [email protected] for any questions and stay tuned for more updates on the programme and speakers.


Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Japan - Officials temporarily suspend service on Ginza Line section in Tokyo, Japan, Oct. 5 due to suspicious powder. Lingering delays likely.

New Zealand - Heavy snowfall forecast in South Island and parts of North Island, New Zealand through Oct. 6. Transport disruptions possible.

United States - Storm forecast to impact parts of northwestern and western Alaska, US, through at least Oct. 8. Coastal flooding and disruptions possible.

United States - Disruptions are ongoing across southeastern US as of late Oct. 4 following passage of Hurricane Ian; power outages and casualties reported.

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Upcoming Events
GBTA Conference 2022 – Milano
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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The Future is – Sustainable, Regenerative and Blended Travel In Partnership with GBTA and PATA. Learn More

The joint event in Asia will address sustainability and best practices in the tourism, MICE, and corporate travel spheres. The two-day educational and tradeshow event, under the theme “Defining a Responsible, Sustainable Future for Business, Tourism and MICE,” will highlight the challenges and solutions for CO2 emissions, destination sustainability options, and procurement-oriented approaches in the context of the global and Asia-Pacific region’s pandemic recovery.

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Sales Operations and Fulfillment Coordinator

The Sales Operations and Fulfillment Coordinator is responsible for managing the overall delivery of sponsorship benefits. Duties include coordinating with Business Development, Research, Education, Marketing, and other departments to ensure overall fulfillment of client benefits are achieved on time. This role is critical to the success of the Association and relationship management with suppliers. Learn More

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