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October 14, 2022

New GBTA Podcast

Corporate Travel Returns: The Evolution of Sustainability, Travelers, Ground Transportation, and More

Chris Ely, Research Director at GBTA and Ashley Sulewski, Global Account Executive at Uber for Business discuss travel managers’ thoughts on how ground transportation has evolved post-pandemic in relation to sustainability, managed meal programs, bleisure, and more.

Interested in seeing the data firsthand? Download our first-ever US and Canada–based ground transportation report.

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Delta Sees Business Travel Fueling Fourth-Quarter Profit (BLOOMBERG)

Singapore Airlines Is in Discussions to Merge Vistara & Air India (SIMPLE FLYING)

Air Canada Unveils Expanded International Network for Summer 2023 (AERO TIME)


Mumbai Airport Now Runs 100% on Green Energy (SIMPLE FLYING)

How Can Air Quality Monitoring Compliment Traffic Management and Enforcement Technology (INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT)

Sustainability Remains Top of the Agenda for Regional Aviation (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)


Hotels Overload on Wellness in the Battle to Host Company Retreats (SKIFT)

RoomIt Selected by Amazon as Its Hotel Category Management Partner (CWT)

Destination DC Announces Strategies to Attract Meetings in 2023 (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Industry Spotlight

How to introduce diversity, equity and inclusion into your business travel program

The business travel industry is displaying increased interest in diversity, equity and inclusion, but converting conversation into action is slow going for buyers and suppliers who often aren’t sure where to start. BCD Travel Senior Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion Yvette Bryant shares four practical and actionable ways travel managers can begin to integrate DE&I into business travel programs.

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GBTA Sustainability Summit: Think Tank Session

Join Chris Elmitt, CEO of LIVVE, for this Interactive session to develop a climate action plan for our sector.

This two part think tank session will be held on main stage at GBTA’s first ever Global Sustainability Summit on 8 November 2022 in Brussels, focusing on Driving Action to Net Zero Business Travel.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Australia - Officials lift self-quarantine requirements for COVID-19 cases across Australia as of Oct. 14. Other rules continue.

China - Officials continue COVID-19 controls in parts of Shenzhen, China, as of Oct. 14. Localized disruptions likely in risk areas.

Germany - Activists to rally in Leipzig, Germany, from 14:00 Oct. 15 to demand energy price cap; police to deploy to facilitate demonstrations.

Vietnam - Disruptions due to flooding ongoing across parts of central and south-central Vietnam as of Oct. 13. Further adverse weather forecast.

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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 Big Night Out Is Back

Join us at Brussels’ notorious night spot, Claridges, for our first Big Night Out in three years. GBTA Conference 2022 – Brussels in Partnership with VDR | 8 -10 November Learn More here

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In celebration of our new era and new brand, GBTA will be awarding 500 free memberships. Apply for yourself or pay it forward by nominating someone in your community today.

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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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