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December 5, 2022

New GBTA Podcast

The Dawn of the Employee-Centric Travel Program

Based on a recent GBTA study, sponsored by Deem, travel managers are challenged with understanding and providing technology solutions for accessible travel. Almost a third of travel managers say their corporate booking tool does a poor job accommodating these travelers and two-thirds say their company does not have clearly defined processes or resources for accessible travel.

  Business travelers also report difficulties when booking trips - facing challenges such as vision, cognitive or motor impairments that can make it impossible to use traditional devices and websites effectively.

  Join GBTA and Deem's Head of Product Design, April Durrett, as they discuss the latest research and evolving technology design principles, and how that impacts travel for everyone — with or without disabilities.

  In this podcast you'll learn how:

  • Travel managers are feeling about their current accessibility challenges
  • Travelers with impairments navigate online booking solutions
  • Accessible technology can encourage policy adoption and boost employee compliance
  • Creating accessible solutions helps more people travel more confidently
  • Meeting WCAG 2.0 accessibility guidelines makes a difference for all of your travelers
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Industry Spotlight

APAC Travel Summit 2022

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) in partnership with the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) will host their inaugural PATA & GBTA APAC Travel Summit at the new, state-of-the-art Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC) in Bangkok, Thailand from December 8-9, 2022.

The joint event in Asia will address best practices in the corporate travel, MICE and tourism spheres. The two-day educational and tradeshow event, under the theme “Getting Back to Business Travel, Tourism and MICE,” will highlight the challenges and solutions as the industry continues to take shape post pandemic including business travel best practices in procurement-oriented approaches in policy, risk management, sustainability and the future of business travel within the context of the global and Asia-Pacific region’s pandemic recovery.

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GBTA Convention 2023
Call for Proposals for
GBTA 2023 Convention is now open!

GBTA is seeking industry professionals to contribute new ideas, solutions, and innovations for current issues and challenges that confront the travel industry. With your unique perspective and insight, we can continue to deliver the best education on the topics most relevant to business travel.

New this year! To streamline the submission and review process, GBTA has removed the draft Powerpoint requirement. This year, we are requiring only a draft content outline and speaker demographics be submitted with the proposal. A template is provided in the submission worksheet and submission portal.

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Upcoming Events

Global Business Travel Index (BTI)™: Outlook for Global Business Travel 2022 – 2026
December 7
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

PATA – GBTA APAC Travel Summit - Global Business Travel Association - GBTA
December 8 - 9
Bangkok, Thailand

GBTA Europe Town Hall
December 14
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Sustainability efforts touch almost every component of how we work and live. In the recently released whitepaper, A New Order: Travel Programs Focus on Sustainability made possible by HRS, we examine the role of sustainability in travel programs – with a particular focus on booking and hotel requests for proposals (RFPs)...

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GBTA Career Spotlight
Sponsorship Operations and Fulfillment Coordinator

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. Learn More

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