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October 13, 2022

News to Know

International Hotel Bookings Rise and Corporates Are Planning Trips Further in Advance

The return to international travel continued steadily over the last quarter, particularly within Europe, and booking lead times are now on a par with pre-Covid trends, according to HotelHub, the leading hotel technology solution provider for TMCs and their corporate customers.

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Singapore Changi Adds Capacity with New Look Terminal 2 Reopened (SIMPLE FLYING)

TAP Air Portugal Has Recovered 97% of Its Pre-Pandemic Brazil Traffic (SIMPLE FLYING)

Why Are Norway’s Airlines Canceling So Many Flights This Winter? (FORBES, MAY REQUIRE SUBSCRIPTION)


Enterprise Expands into South Africa (AUTO RENTAL NEWS)

Delta Expands Air-Rail Programme in Europe (BUSINESS TRAVELLER)


Honeywell Unveils New SAF Production Technology (AIN ONLINE)


Wyndham Expands Meetings Collection Globally (BTN)

Travel Is Back, Asia’s Rising, Here’s What to Watch Out for in the New World (4HOTELIERS)

Remote Work Policies and Digital Nomad Visas: The EU Landscape (FRAGOMEN)

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Membership Giveaway and Education Survey

GBTA’s commitment to community, learning and advocacy is designed to bring the global business travel industry together so our members can learn from and inspire one another, develop as businesses and as individuals, and collectively move the industry forward – through many voices and one purpose. In celebration of the new era and brand for GBTA and its member-focused journey, during Convention CEO Suzanne Neufang announced onstage that the association will be awarding 500 free GBTA memberships* which you can use for yourself or pay it forward as a gift for someone else.

If you, or someone you know, would benefit from access to thousands of resources and peer-to-peer interaction but has been unable to secure the funding to join, we encourage you to complete and share this survey. Not only will you be providing your voice and views to help GBTA better understand and serve its members and their current and future education and programming needs, but you can also foster professional and career growth for yourself or someone else who could benefit. If you are among the first 500 to fully complete the survey, you can secure one of these free memberships* for yourself or someone else who may not otherwise be able to join.



GBTA Webinar
Beyond Travel Risk Management

October 18 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

From COVID to civil unrest to war, the increase in risk events which impact travelers around the globe is growing. At the same time, the number of employees working remotely is rising. Nearly 70% of HR and Managed Travel departments believe that the dominant way of working will be hybrid in the future. Join us on October 18th as industry expert, Eric Chetwynd from Everbridge explores:

  • The evolution of Travel Risk Management programs
  • Emerging protection standards and best practices for mitigating travel risks
  • How lessons from these evolutions can be applied to remote workers as well.
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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Germany - WWII bomb disposal operation planned in Holton area of Oberhausen, Germany, Oct. 13; evacuations in place. transport disruptions likely.

Mexico - Tropical Storm Karl tracking northward in the Bay of Campeche Oct. 12; landfall is forecast over Veracruz State, Mexico, late Oct. 14.

New Zealand - Rail disruptions to continue on the Western Line in Auckland, New Zealand, through at least Oct. 16. Consider alternative transport.

Philippines - Increased volcanic activity ongoing at Bulusan Volcano in Sorsogon Province, Philippines, as of Oct. 13. Evacuations, disruptions possible.

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Upcoming Events
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 Financial Planning and Analysis Manager is a high visibility role which will provide reliable data and analysis to help with decision making and planning. They should be a quick learner as well as comfortable with ambiguity and working across teams. Learn More

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