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GBTA Supports the European Tourism Manifesto Alliance Position for a Common, Consistent Approach across Member States to the Extension of the EU Digital COVID Certificate so that Business Travel Continues to Thrive

BRUSSELS  – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the world’s largest business travel association – supports the European Tourism Manifesto Alliance position on the use of the European Union Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC) to facilitate free movement in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, and until the level of transmission…

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Normal, The New Normal and What’s Next
Even though a lot has been changing, “normal” business activities ( i.e., things we did pre-COVID) also importantly continue. For GBTA, that includes the association’s mission across education, advocacy, networking and, of course, in-person conferences and events. Last week’s GBTA Canada Conference in Toronto was a perfect example of back…

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The Value of Business Travel
My business travels this week bring me to the UK where I’m onsite at The Institute of Travel Management’s (ITM) Accelerate event. This marks GBTA’s renewed relationship with ITM but it’s also where I’ll engage in an onstage discussion on a topic that’s important to us all: selling business travel’s…

GBTA Applauds Bipartisan Effort Asking to End Testing for U.S. Inbound Vaccinated Travelers

Alexandria, VA – GBTA, the voice of the global business travel industry, applauds the bipartisan effort to end the current testing requirement for all vaccinated inbound travelers to the United States. Moreover, GBTA calls on the Biden Administration to immediately end the testing requirements and move to allow vaccinated travelers…

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The Intersection of the Future of Work And Business Travel
Tracking business travel’s recovery is like plotting moments on a continuum – our industry has been assessing, reassessing, staying the course or pivoting, as we move across the horizontal axis of time. So what moment are we in now?     A recent story in “The Economist” featuring GBTA and a…

GBTA Calls for End to Testing Requirements for Vaccinated International Business Travelers

GBTA calls on governments in Europe, Canada, U.S. and Latin America to end COVID-19 testing requirements for vaccinated travelers. It’s been almost two years to the day since the global pandemic was declared. And while entire segments of the global economy have successfully reopened, business travel is still lagging far…
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