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October 10, 2022

New GBTA Podcast

How to Make the Most of the Return to Group Travel and Events

Group travel and events are coming back but how can booking and managing them be even better? Ryan Morris, Vice President Sales, Groups 360, joined Debbie Iannaci, head of GBTA Communications and Research during the 2022 GBTA Convention for a discussion including how booking group rooms and event space online is changing, what is now the typical group size and booking window, instant booking and the importance of robust hotel group inventory and rates and how the right tools can solve room block management headaches for travel planners.

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Garuda Eyes ‘Promising’ Year-End As Airline Swings to Profitability (FLIGHT GLOBAL)

Philippine Airlines Expects 86% Pre-Pandemic Capacity By December (SIMPLE FLYING)

Korean Hybrid Carrier Air Premia Flies to Los Angeles This Month (SIMPLE FLYING)


European Aviation Welcomes ICAO Assembly Agreement on Net-Zero Future (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Turkish Airlines Signed Global SAF Declaration (BREAKING TRAVEL NEWS)


Automating Customer Service Comes with Risks (COSTAR)

IHG Signs Agreement to Develop 10 New Hotels in Germany (4HOTELIERS)

Why Are Business Trips Crucial for a Growing Company (THE SEEKER)

Industry Spotlight

GBTA Webinar
Sustainability:Why it’s so important, and where to start

October 12, 2022
1:00 PM SGT

Join us for our Asia-Pacific Sustainability series kick-off. Our expert panel of speakers will share an introductory presentation on sustainability including:

  • The difference between ESG and Sustainability
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Sustainable Business Travel, what to consider and why it makes sense
  • Taking the first steps in your sustainability journey

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 the GBTA Sustainability committee task force, so come prepared with questions for our panel!



GBTA Conference 2022 – Brussels in Partnership with VDR
Announcing The Big Idea: Travel and The Law of Attraction in Brussels

Taking care of business means taking care of talent. But talent is hard to come by, and even harder to attract when an industry loses its lustre. How do we make travel sexy again? How do we make it a reason people want to work and travel for an organisation, or indeed join the industry itself?

This year’s Big Idea will address this existential issue - shifting the perception of travel to the benefit of corporates, travellers and our entire industry. Table discussions will explore the tools to support this image shift; including D&I, modern technologies, traveler well-being, and sustainability.

Made possible by BCD Travel



Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Czech Republic and Slovakia - Czech authorities to extend temporary border controls at crossings with Slovakia Oct. 8-28; border crossing disruptions likely.

Mexico - Increased volcanic activity reported at Popocatepetl Volcano near Puebla, Mexico, as of Oct. 8.

Russia and Western, Central, and Southern Europe - EU imposes eighth package of sanctions on Russia as of Oct. 8; Russia extends flight restrictions at southwestern airports until Oct. 16.

United States - Water shortages, boil water advisories ongoing, possible flooding in three counties in N.J., US, Oct. 9 due to water main break in Nutley.

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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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GBTA Career Spotlight
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The Financial Analyst is a part of the Finance & Strategy team and will assist with financial data analysis, budgeting and forecasting. They will support the Senior Director of Finance with financial analysis, modeling, reporting, and decision making. Learn More

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