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October 7, 2022

News to Know

How Is Travel Adapting to the Subscription Economy?

In summer 2022, evidence emerged for post-COVID travel recovery and some returns to profitability. The pandemic gave the industry unanticipated time to re-evaluate everything from business models to operations, processes and technologies, all the way to go-to-market strategies. Travel entities had time to take a fresh look at how they could best serve their customers in ways that met their current and emerging demands.

One opportunity that gained traction during this time was subscription services.

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Hoteliers Adapt, No Longer to Survive but to Thrive (COSTAR)

CNBC’s Best Hotels for Business Travel: The Complete List (CNBC)

2022 Asia Pacific Hotels & Hospitality Update: A Roadmap to Recovery (4HOTELIERS)


Meliá Hotels International Launches Travel for Good Campaign (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

United Airlines Is Aiming to Have Electric Planes Flying by 2030 (CNBC)

Sustainable Aviation Fuel Takes off Globally amid Some Turbulence (SP GLOBAL)


Business Travel Continues Bouncing Back with a Strong Outlook for 2023, According to New GBTA Industry Poll (HOSPITALTY NET) – FEATURES GBTA

How Company Off-Sites Are Changing Business Travel (SEATTLE TIMES)

London’s MICE Industry Continues to Innovate With New Openings in 2022 (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Industry Spotlight

Is it time to re-evaluate your Employee Risk Management program?

Given the impact of COVID-19 on the workforce ecosystem. it is important that your Duty of Care program expands beyond traveling abroad. Other factors to consider include:

  • Pandemic preparedness
  • domestic travelers
  • remote and hybrid workers

With so many different facets to take into account, download the Collinson e-book detailing the 8 most important questions to ask when establishing the right provider for your Employee Risk Program.



PATA - GBTA APAC Travel Summit

December 8, 2022 – December 9, 2022

The Future is – Sustainable, Regenerative and Blended Travel In Partnership with GBTA and PATA

With a theme of “Defining a Responsible, Sustainable Future for Business, Tourism and MICE,” this educational and tradeshow event will focus on 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. Learn about:

Sustainability and its impact on the current and future of travel
(Leisure, MICE, Business)

Climate change and efforts to improve sustainability practices continue to be relevant throughout the travel industry, particularly as travelers are making more socially conscious decisions in their travel planning. Together, let’s take a look at what’s happening today, what’s on the horizon and how we can reduce the environmental impact of travel to contribute to positive change.



Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Italy - Unionized railway workers to stage 24-hour strike in Milan, Italy, Oct. 8; delays likely.

Madagascar - Severe air pollution caused by landfill fire affecting Antananarivo, Madagascar, Oct. 6. Possible commercial disruptions, health hazard.

Taiwan - Taiwan to celebrate National Day Oct. 10. Official events to occur in Taipei and Chiayi County. Transport disruptions possible Oct. 7-11.

United States - Women's march planned in major cities across the US Oct. 8. Heightened security, localized transport disruptions likely.

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Upcoming Events
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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Price Break Extended until today, 7 October. Register Now

Join us November 8th 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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