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December 14, 2022


Getting Ready for 2023: GBTA WINiT Committees and Volunteering 

The GBTA WINiT program is gearing up for 2023 and that means a fresh look at the committees and the impact of the organization. WINiT is looking for ongoing committee members as well as ad hoc experts for those with limited time to spare.   

Join the women and men of GBTA WINiT who are engaged in, pushing, and re-imagining the industry with an eye to gender equity and on the sole mission to positively change and ignite the careers and lives of women in travel-related industries. Volunteers are at the core of GBTA WINiT, and they are truly empowered when they come together and work as committees.  

The 2023 GBTA WINiT Committees are Mentorship, Education & Development, and Community, Networking & Membership. Click here for more details and to sign-up for committee participation by January 11.  

As winner of the 2022 GBTA WINiT Committee of the Year, tune in  to hear Mary Ellen Hess, One to One Mentoring Committee Leader, share her insights. The mission of the global mentoring program was to select a technology platform to support the Virtual One to One Mentoring experience, with the primary objective of fostering developmental relationships focused on progressing female leaders at all levels. Learn more here about how the committee’s commitment, expertise, and mentoring acumen helped successfully relaunch the Mentoring program in June 2022 and earned them the GBTA WINiT Committee of the Year recognition.  

Watch: Get To Know WINiT

Airlines Can Anticipate a Post-Pandemic Rebound In Asia and Elsewhere (TRAVEL WEEKLY)

United Airlines Is Upgrading Its Fleet in a Major Way (CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER)

United Airlines Makes Big Boeing Order, Includes 100 Dreamliners (RAPPLER)


Traveler Managers Say Online Booking Tools Must Support Sustainability (PHOCUSWIRE)

Singapore Plans to Become APAC’s Leading Sustainable MICE Destination by 2030 (4HOTELIERS)

Transport Decarbonization — 2022 in Review (GREENBIZ)


Business Travel: The 2023 Trends That Will Shape How You Stay, Fly and Buy (ENGINEERING NEWS)

Getting Back to Business Travel, Tourism, and MICE at the PATA & GBTA APAC Travel Summit 2022 (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Industry Spotlight

Neufang Named to BTN’s Top 25 Most Influential List for 2022 

GBTA CEO Suzanne Neufang was named among the BTN 2022 Top 25, Business Travel News’ annual list of the biggest influencers in the business travel industry in the past year.  

Released yesterday, this annual retrospective “looks at the industry executives, technologists, travel buyers, politicians and all-around movers and shakers who impacted the business travel industry” for the year. 

“This is truly a recognition of the ongoing evolution of GBTA and reflects the culmination of what we’ve accomplished as a team. I am grateful to work collaboratively with all our global staff, boards, volunteers, sponsors, and members. With their support and hard work, we’ve moved through challenging times and into a new chapter as a future-facing organization excited to serve the global business travel community,” said Neufang. 

Check out BTN’s list of who's who for 2022 and what they did to make the list. 

Learn More


PATA-GBTA APAC Travel Summit 2023 Singapore
Never Too Early: Start Planning for the 2023 APAC Travel Summit 

Last week, the PATA & GBTA APAC Travel Summit 2022 took place under the theme “Getting Back to Business Travel, Tourism, and MICE” and brought together 222 delegates from 85 organizations and 15 destinations in Bangkok for the two-day event.  

Organized by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) in partnership with GBTA, the event examined key themes spanning corporate, leisure, and MICE while also identifying emerging opportunities and trends in the ever-changing, dynamic recovery of the Asia-Pacific region. Read more here in today’s announcement from PATA. 

At the closing of the event, PATA CEO Liz Ortiguera and GBTA CEO Suzanne Neufang announced the intent for the next PATA & GBTA APAC Travel Summit to be held September 2023 in Singapore. Dates are still being finalized for next year’s event, but you can stay informed! If you are interested in attending and would like to receive updates on the 2023 APAC Travel Summit, sign up here. 


Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

China - Authorities in Hong Kong, China, ease some curbs on inbound travelers and ends COVID-19 contact tracing mobile application Dec. 14.

France - Corsair airline pilots in France to strike Dec. 16-22; flight cancelations and delays likely

Netherlands - Unionized rail workers to stage a series of regional strikes in northern Netherlands Dec. 15-19.

Peru - Protests, roadblocks, and airport closures continue throughout Peru as of Dec. 13 following the arrest of President Pedro Castillo.

Russia and Western, Central, and Southern Europe - Russia extends flight restrictions until at least Dec. 21; EU prepares ninth Russian sanctions package as of Dec. 13.

More Information

Upcoming Events

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

Travel Risk Management Bootcamp Understanding and Implementing ISO31030
January 17 - 18

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Sara Digiesi, Chief Executive Officer, BWH Hotel Group Italia and member of GBTA’s Sustainability Leadership Council, share their insights on what is needed to build a greener future for business travel.

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GBTA Career Spotlight
Regional Manager, GBTA Canada

The Regional Manager, GBTA Canada is a vital role in the continued growth and success of GBTA’s region of Canada. Working as an extension of the Global Operations team, this role will be the main operational contributor for GBTA Canada. Learn More

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