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Amex GBT’s Optimism Stops at Year-End as Economic Uncertainties Cloud 2023

The agency’s third-quarter results generally point in the right direction, as the public listing and acquisitions bed in. But the tech sector’s widespread layoffs, and that impact on the number of business trips that will be taken in the future, just can’t be ignored.

Amex GBT’s Optimism Stops at Year-End as Economic Uncertainties Cloud 2023

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Corp Travel Agencies Need to Start Unbundling Services

If more companies plan on building travel programs using tech from a mix of agencies "like a Lego house," the larger agencies need to start accommodating that, delegates at the Global Business Travel Association's European conference heard.

Corp Travel Agencies Need to Start Unbundling Services

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Building a Sustainable Airline Fuel Infrastructure

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at infrastructure for sustainable fuel, Booking.com's short-term rentals, and Norwegian Cruise Line's recovery.

Building a Sustainable Airline Fuel Infrastructure

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Amex GBT CEO Says Greener Air Travel Starts With Building More Sustainable Fuel Plants — Now

European politicians are planning legislation that requires airlines to use more sustainable fuel by 2030, but there's very little going around. One solution is to start building more production plants now, to create enough in time. But what Amex GBT's chief Paul Abbott wants to know is who's paying to build them?

Amex GBT CEO Says Greener Air Travel Starts With Building More Sustainable Fuel Plants — Now

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TripActions Buys Spanish Travel Agency and Meetings Planner Atlanta

If you’d thought Silicon Valley’s TripActions was running out of steam as we head towards the year's end, after its acquisitions and extensive fundraising, think again. On Tuesday the corp travel startup announced its fourth acquisition in 18 months, buying Spain’s Atlanta Events & Corporate Travel Consultants. The rationale, according to the company, is because…

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Prince Harry’s Travalyst Focuses on Corp Travel Carbon Emissions With Travelport, Amadeus

Adding Amadeus and Travelport certainly expands Travalyst's reach, but the partnerships will only be worthwhile if their corporate travel agency customers adopt Travalyst's method of calculating carbon emissions.

Prince Harry’s Travalyst Focuses on Corp Travel Carbon Emissions With Travelport, Amadeus

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TUI Takes Its Own Remote Working Further With Free Hotel Stays

Being a mega-tour operator must play some part in the success of its Workwide program, where employees have surpassed 10,000 days working abroad. But plenty of other non-tourism companies can learn from TUI when it comes to offering blended travel as a perk. It's not rocket science.

TUI Takes Its Own Remote Working Further With Free Hotel Stays

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Working for the Weekend: 3 Charts Showing the New Face of Business Travel

It's Saturday. Chances are that one of you, or maybe many of you, reading this are on a combined business and leisure trip right now because, hey, you can do that much more easily these days. Blended travel looks like it's a real thing.

Working for the Weekend: 3 Charts Showing the New Face of Business Travel

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Airbnb to Help Mexico City Lure Digital Nomads With Marketing Site

Mexico City's mayor has signed a deal with Airbnb to help encourage more digital nomads — people working online remotely — to work in the capital city with the help of a new informational website. Airbnb said on Wednesday it had created a site to "showcase unique cultural and creative destinations and experiences" in Mexico's…

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Large UK Law Firm to Cut Travel Budget When Lawyers Take Unnecessary Flights

Shoosmiths, one of the UK's largest law firms, said this week it would deduct about $230 (£200) from a team travel budget each time lawyers flew to meetings, The Telegraph reported. The goal is to encourage the firm's more than 1,000 employees to consider alternatives to flying as the company aims to reduce its carbon…