Business Travel Continues Slowed Recovery While Some Companies Consider New Travel Program Approaches

Latest GBTA poll shows Delta variant continues to cloud business travel industry sentiment and recovery, with signs that corporate travel managers are working in news ways
Alexandria, VA – Despite continuing to report an overall willingness and optimism for the return to business travel, business travel industry sentiment continues to waver, due to ongoing uncertainty around the Delta variant and other variants. However, indicators show companies and their corporate travel managers may be looking at new focus…

GBTA’s Suzanne Neufang Testifies On Business Travel and Travel Recovery For Senate Subcommittee Hearing

Suzanne Neufang, GBTA CEO, was among the experts who testified before a Senate subcommittee on reviving the travel and tourism industry. Witnesses provided the Committee with feedback on the Travel and Tourism Act, bipartisan legislation aimed at helping the industry recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch Suzanne’s six-minute opening statement…

Spotlight on Mary Kohler, 2021 WINiT Top 50 Women in Travel Recipient

As Sr. Director, Global Client Group, Mary leads a global client team, providing global integrated solutions both on-line and off-line to help Fortune 500 companies manage and optimize their travel investment through consultation on process and purchasing savings, innovative solutions and traveler experience. Mary possesses thirty years of successful management…

Global Business Travel Association Canada Looks Forward to Working with New Federal Government

Encourages New Government to Simplify Business Travel as Pandemic Evolves
Toronto, Ontario – Today, the Global Business Travel Association Canada (GBTA Canada) congratulated Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on forming Canada’s new Federal government. GBTA Canada also commended the other party leaders, candidates and volunteers for their effort in this historic election. “GBTA Canada congratulates Prime Minister Trudeau on forming Canada’s…

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Now More Than Ever, #BusinessNeedsTravel
There’s been a lot of speculation recently about business travel’s recovery – when will it happen, what will it look like, or even, will it ever be the same. I actually see this as a positive sign. We are mitigating risk and starting to travel again safely and responsibly, while…

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Adapting is the New Normal in Business Travel 
Last week I presented on the topic of business travel recovery at a Citi Client Conference for an audience of senior procurement professionals from FTSE200 organizations. Also presenting was Ulrika Rosén, Travel & Meeting Manager for Tetra Pak, a leading global food processing and packaging company who said her company hasn’t stopped traveling throughout the pandemic. She said the company has more compliant travelers now than they had pre-pandemic – because business travelers can't travel on auto-pilot anymore.  That struck home. Even experienced travelers are having to…

GBTA Calls For Details On Return To International Travel

Alexandria, VA  – GBTA supports the goals of the six-point plan to tackle the surge of COVID-19 put forth by President Biden today. The importance of vaccinations and testing are important and GBTA fully supports these initiatives. However, we were disappointed that another week has gone by without any details…
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