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GBTA Members Ask Congress to Stop Diverting 9-11 Security Fee, Expand Visa Waiver Program and Establish Working Group on Ground Transportation

Over 130 GBTA Members Take to Capitol Hill for 17th Annual GBTA Legislative Summit
GBTA hosted its 17th annual Legislative Summit last week. Over 130 GBTA members representing 23 states attended, calling on lawmakers to ensure the entire 9-11 Aviation Security Fee is used for airport security and passenger facilitation, to further strengthen national security and expand international travel through the Visa Waiver Program…

Week in Review

According to Skift, an Aeroflot plane suffered an engine fire on Sunday while en route to Murmansk, killing 41 people. The plane was forced to return to Moscow to make an emergency landing at Sheremetevo Airport. Qantas recently operated its first zero-waste flight, Business Traveller reports. The airline has pledged…

Week in Review

In response to a pilots’ strike, Dayton Daily News reports Scandinavian Airlines cancelled another 504 flights across the Nordic region on Wednesday, affecting nearly 47,000 passengers. The airline also cancelled 546 flights on Tuesday. After ten years at the organization, Michael W. McCormick is leaving his role as executive director…

Innovative Technologies, Data Security, and Diversity & Inclusion Were the Hot Topics of GBTA Conference 2019 – Toronto

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, just wrapped up its 15th annual conference in Toronto. Innovative technologies, data security, and diversity and inclusion were among the hot topics discussed throughout the industry gathering. The conference saw record attendance with over 900 registrants…

More Airport Taxes Just Won’t Fly

GBTA Urges Congress to Reject a PFC Increase
Currently, some in Congress want to double the current Passenger Facility Charge (PFC), and others even want to remove the cap altogether, meaning airports would be able to increase the PFC as much as they want. Today, GBTA joined Travelers United, Americans for Tax Reform and Airlines for America in opposition…
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