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Thoughts on Omicron and a New Date for GBTA Conference Europe 
It might have felt like déjà vu this past week as the world started to assess the fast-emerging news about the omicron variant. Earlier in the year, we faced the discovery of the delta variant and whose effects we are still tracking. New COVID-19 developments will likely continue for the foreseeable future and will demand our ongoing agility and resiliency.   GBTA is staying agile, too. Out of an abundance of care and safety, working with our VDR partners In Europe, we made the decision to reschedule what would have been this week’s GBTA Europe Conference. (From the…

WINiT by GBTA Survey to Develop 2022 Programming

Dear WINiT by GBTA Supporter, As we finalize WINiT by GBTA’s programming for 2022, it is important that we ensure we are prioritizing what is most important to YOU. Completing this survey also provides you with the opportunity to sign up (at no cost) for direct updates specific to the WINiT Community. Please take…

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GBTA European Conference Rescheduled To February/March 2022
We are reminded this week that nothing is easy or predictable with regards to getting to the other side of this pandemic.   Lessons on the return of business travel which were part of the lineup for the GBTA European Conference 2021 in Berlin in partnership with VDR, originally scheduled for next week,…

GBTA Convention 2021 Sets The Pace For Business Travel’s Return

Industry comes together at event for the first time in over two years with a focus on business travel recovery as well as the future of work, sustainability, diversity and inclusivity, and wellness
Business travel is on the road to recovery, as evidenced by the forecasts, insights and turnout at the Global Business Travel Association’s 2021 Convention held last week in Orlando, FL.    After navigating months of pandemic-related planning, the event—the world’s largest business travel expo annually—attracted over 3,500 registered professionals from more than 20 countries, and featured 170+ travel industry and expert speakers, 50 education sessions and 200+ exhibitors. The state…

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Navigating Business, When Business As Usual Isn’t
Fresh from the GBTA Convention in Orlando last week, I am still processing many of the amazing moments. Coming back together truly reinforces the power and value of meeting in person.   Feedback that kept coming up in discussions with Convention attendees last week centered around quality. Quality of the content featuring important topics for our industry right now. Quality in the  education programs offered across all levels. And quality in the meetings held on the…

From Setback To Surge: Business Travel Expected To Fully Recover by 2024

Pandemic risk, vaccination rates, inflation, business traveler considerations, and travel volume return are among potential recovery challenges ahead
Business travel recovery in 2021 proceeded at a slower, more cautionary pace than expected from a year ago. However, global business travel spending is expected to surge in 2022 with full recovery expected in 2024–ending the year on pace with the 2019 pre-pandemic spend of $1.4 trillion, and a year…
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