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Business Travel Associations Support Proposal From The European Commission

To Lift Restrictions On Non-Essential Travel For Vaccinated Persons Travelling To The EU
Brussels (May 5, 2021) – An international group of Business Travel Associations welcome the proposal released by the European Commission earlier this week to ease restrictions on nonessential travel to the EU for vaccinated individuals. The group which includes the Austrian Business Travel Association (ABTA); AFTM (Association Française du Travel…

GBTA Welcomes Changes to Bylaws Following Membership Vote

Ahead of 2021 Board of Directors Elections
Alexandria, VA (May 4, 2021) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world’s largest business travel association, today announced changes to the association bylaws, as voted by Direct Members. These initial changes are the first step in a series of recommendations to transform the association in preparation for future…

Check in with Suzanne

Hello Everyone, As we crossed into the month of May this past weekend, we’re now firmly into the heart of our industry’s – and association’s – building-back period. The Votes are in! For GBTA Bylaw Set 1, that is. Direct Members voted in record numbers and approved all 3 amendments…

GBTA Welcomes The European Parliament’s Position

to introduce a unified, digital EU COVID-19 certificate negating any additional restrictions for travellers
Brussels (April 29, 2021) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world’s largest business travel association, welcomes the outcome of yesterday’s vote by the European Parliament and calls upon EU Governments to embrace the push for harmonised rules and the gradual lifting of unilateral travel restrictions during upcoming negotiations…

Check-in with Suzanne

Hi Everyone, There’s so much going on as we prepare for the return of business travel – let me dive right in! According to breaking news, the Department of Homeland Security will extend the U.S. Real ID deadline beyond the October 1, 2021 date. GBTA has been pushing for an…

Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Supports Federal Budget Measures that Promote Re-Opening Borders –

Continues to Advocate for a Detailed Plan to Improve Post-Pandemic Recovery via Air Travel
April 20, 2021 Toronto, Ontario – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the world’s largest business travel association and worldwide leader in education, research, networking, and advocacy for the industry – supports the Government of Canada’s recent budget that directs over $800 million to increase safety and improve facilitation for…

GBTA Poll: Positive Momentum Continues For Return To Business Travel

Departments Collaborating Company-wide in Planning for Travel’s Return; Seismic Shift to More Flexible Working Arrangements
Alexandria, VA – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world’s largest business travel association, today issued the findings from its 18th COVID-19 poll assessing the impact of the pandemic and the road to recovery for the business travel industry. Nearly one-quarter of poll respondents report that their company has resumed…

Check-in with Suzanne

Hello again, everyone!   A week after we made the announcement to move Convention to November 17-19, I want to thank you for the outpouring of feedback and support – from Buyers, Exhibitors, Sponsors, Board members and from partners in several countries. I’d also like to send a shout-out to…

Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste

GBTA Risk Committee Blog Post – April 2021
Emergencies happen without warning, as the recent ice storm disaster in Texas reminded us. Does your company has plan in place to support staff when facing this type of crisis? While most companies have an emergency disaster plan on site, these plans don’t typically address flexible or remote working. With…
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