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U.S. Lifts Restrictions on Some International Travel

Fully Vaccinated Foreign Visitors Can Enter The U.S. Beginning November 8
Today, the Biden Administration announced its new travel policy that beginning November 8 foreign national air travelers can enter the United States with the requirement that they be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status to fly to the U.S. Fully vaccinated travelers will continue to be required to show a…

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…

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…

Global Business Travel Association Welcomes the Return of International Travel in Canada

Encourages Public Leaders to Simplify Vaccine Certification across the Country
Toronto, Ontario – The Global Business Travel Association Canada (GBTA Canada) welcomed the return of international travel (essential and non-essential) to Canada, for fully vaccinated travellers from across the globe. While the Government of Canada loosened restrictions for international travel into Canada over the last several weeks, most business travel…

Business Travel Continues Moving Forward But Uncertainty Around Variants Impacts More Accelerated Recovery

Latest GBTA poll shows business travel recovery sentiment remains solid overall but the recent rise of the Delta variant has resulted in new concerns and travel considerations
Alexandria, VA – The business travel industry continues to report an overall willingness and optimism about the return to business travel. However, the rise of the Delta variant and other variants has become a cause for uncertainty and increased concern over the past month. This is according to the latest poll from 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.   This poll is the 22nd in a series tracking the…

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The buzz around sustainability and business travel
One visit to the GBTA Hub and you’ll see there’s a lot of member discussion around one topic in particular: sustainability. Sustainability has always been on the business travel industry’s agenda over the years. Now it’s taken on a new and timely significance, fueled by developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic.   A recent study by…

GBTA Allied Leadership Council elects new leaders

Today GBTA’s Allied Leadership Council (ALC) announces the election of its new leaders for a two-year term:    Dorothy Dowling, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, BWH Hotel Group, was elected to serve a concurrent second term as ALC President.   Tammy Routh, Senior Vice President, Global Sales Organization, Marriott International, was elected to serve as ALC Vice President.  “The Council has a critical role to ensure a strong, productive relationship…

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Hello everyone, As we all know, the pace of change can be fast. Every week, every day and sometimes even every hour, the dynamics of companies, industries and the world can shift. And our industry is no exception. But change can also be inspiring and invigorating. Last week the evolution…

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Hi everyone – Nothing is more important to our industry at the moment than resuming safe, risk-mitigated business travel – and as promised last week, I wanted to quickly update you on the virtual meeting we had with the EU Delegation to the United States last Friday. Shane Downey from…
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