Daily News Brief – November 24, 2020

GBTA Completes Acquisition of ACTE
Alison Taylor and Steve Sitto to join the GBTA Board of Directors; Christle Johnson and Greeley Koch to co-chair new Integration and Brand re-activation committee GBTA has completed its acquisition of key assets of the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), continuing its pledge to unify the industry and help…

GBTA Completes Acquisition of ACTE

Alison Taylor and Steve Sitto to join the GBTA Board of Directors; Christle Johnson and Greeley Koch to co-chair new Integration and Brand re-activation committee
Alexandria, Virginia (November 24, 2020) The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world’s largest business travel association, has completed its acquisition of key assets of the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), continuing its pledge to unify the industry and help lead business travel out of the COVID-19 pandemic.  …

Daily News Brief – November 23, 2020

Dave Hilfman’s Monday Memo to GBTA Members
As we head toward an odd, socially distanced Thanksgiving holiday in such a challenging year, it might be tempting to look past all the things we have to be thankful for, even now, even in 2020. I hope each and every one of you is able to take a moment…

Dave Hilfman’s Monday Memo to GBTA Members

Friends and Colleagues:   As we head toward an odd, socially distanced Thanksgiving holiday in such a challenging year, it might be tempting to look past all the things we have to be thankful for, even now, even in 2020. I hope each and every one of you is able…

Daily News Brief – November 20, 2020

Grab Your Smartphone and Get Involved
You Could Win a $1,000 (USD) GBTA Scholarship   GBTA’s new “Ready. Safe. Travel.” unity campaign is pushing for a safe and responsible return to business travel while also increasing public awareness around the economic necessity of a thriving business travel industry. We need industry professionals, like you, to show…

Daily News Brief – November 19, 2020

Business Travelers Itching to Get Back on the Road
News of effective vaccines renews optimism for a return to travel and in-person events in 2021 Half (50%) of GBTA travel buyer and procurement professionals feel their employees are ‘willing’ or ‘very willing’ to travel for business in the current environment. Only one in five (22%) GBTA members feel their employees…

Exciting Progress Being Made on COVID-19 Testing by Airlines

American Airlines, British Airways and oneworld® have launched a COVID-19 testing trial program on select flights from airports in the United States to Heathrow airport in London, as an effort to demonstrate how reliable, readily-available COVID-19 testing can help expedite the  reopening of international travel.   Beginning November 25, the…

Business Travelers Itching To Get Back On The Road

News of effective vaccines renews optimism for a return to travel and in-person events in 2021
Alexandria, VA (November 19, 2020) – Half (50%) of GBTA travel buyer and procurement professionals feel their employees are ‘willing’ or ‘very willing’ to travel for business in the current environment. Only one in five (22%) GBTA members feel their employees are not willing, demonstrating a strong readiness to resume…

Daily News Brief – November 18, 2020

How the Airline Industry Can Tackle Climate Change and Drive Sustainability, Even in a Pandemic
United Airlines environmental affairs and sustainability executive shares innovative ideas on addressing climate change As part of its Collaboratory 2020 webinar series, GBTA welcomed Lauren Riley, Managing Director of Global Environmental Affairs and Sustainability for United Airlines to discuss implementing strategies and practices that produce tangible sustainability results, and why…
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