Returning to Operations in a COVID-19 World

The Following Post Is Written by Wendy Stachowiak, VP of Global Travel Partnerships at International SOS and Vice Chair of the GBTA Risk Committee.
As the United States begins to open up during the COVID-19 pandemic, going back to “normal” will require a lot of thought and strategic planning. The new “normal” may be quite different than what we knew in times before COVID-19. It is important for organizations to have a plan to…

GBTA Endorses the “Safe Stay” Campaign for Hotel Industry

Restoring Consumer Confidence Will Be Key for Recovery
Alexandria, VA — GBTA, (Global Business Travel Association) is endorsing the “Safe Stay” campaign recently established by AHLA (American Hotel and Lodging Association). GBTA members called on the hotel committees to discuss the opportunities for collaboration and a joint-up approach to the recovery period, as properties around the world look…

GBTA Study Finds More Than Half of Companies Considering Resuming Travel in Near Future

Companies Want to See Several Health and Safety Guidelines Throughout All Travel Sectors
Alexandria, VA—There continues to be small signs of optimism in the travel sector according to new research issued today by the Global Business Travel Association. Health and safety measures have always been a cornerstone of travel and are now of significant importance as the industry tries to gain momentum for…

Scott A. Solombrino Appointed Chief Executive Officer of GBTA

Alexandria, VA — The Global Business Travel Association, the voice of business travel industry, has appointed current Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer Scott A. Solombrino Chief Executive Officer following a unanimous vote by the Association’s Board of Directors. “We are thrilled to equip our operating leader with the proper…

Coronavirus is Decimating Entire Global Travel Industry; Travel Comes to a Halt Across the Globe

GBTA Asks Congress to Pass Responsible Measures to Support Industry
Alexandria, VA (March 23, 2020)— The coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to punish the global business travel industry, with business travel coming almost to a halt across the globe, according to the latest research conducted by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA).  Almost every GBTA member company (96 percent) report they have…
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