News Release

 GBTA Applauds TSA Launch of Application Program for TSA Pre✓™ 

Alexandria, VA (July 19, 2013) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today applauded the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) launch of an application program for TSA Pre✓™. This new process will allow more U.S. citizens to enroll in TSA Pre✓™, an expedited screening program that allows pre-approved airline travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on in select screening lanes.


“TSA is to be commended for launching another logical expansion of TSA Pre✓™,” said GBTA Executive Director and COO, Michael W. McCormick. “The new program will allow even more low-risk business travelers to undergo streamlined but secure check-point screening. With U.S. businesses sending their road warriors on more than 400 million business trips each year, TSA’s consistent efforts to reduce unnecessary travel hassles while ensuring aviation security is the right approach.”  


GBTA has long supported TSA PRE✓™, Global Entry, and other risk-based, intelligence-driven trusted traveler programs that benefit busy business travelers. While ensuring security on every level, these programs make travel more efficient and reduce travel time. As the global marketplace becomes even more integrated, business travel will significantly increase if government authorities continue to take steps to ease travel burdens while ensuring security.
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About the Global Business Travel Association
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and meetings trade organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. GBTA’s 9,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA and the GBTA Foundation deliver world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media to a growing global network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts. To learn how business travel drives lasting business growth,