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Dave Hilfman’s Monday Memo to GBTA Members

Friends and Colleagues: I hope all my friends in the United States had a happy and restful Thanksgiving holiday. I’m sure most of us are ready to wind down 2020, but before we do, we have some important happenings coming up at GBTA and I want to make sure you’re…

GBTA Completes Acquisition of ACTE

Alison Taylor and Steve Sitto to join the GBTA Board of Directors; Christle Johnson and Greeley Koch to co-chair new Integration and Brand re-activation committee
Alexandria, Virginia (November 24, 2020) The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world’s largest business travel association, has completed its acquisition of key assets of the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), continuing its pledge to unify the industry and help lead business travel out of the COVID-19 pandemic.  …

Dave Hilfman’s Monday Memo to GBTA Members

Friends and Colleagues:   As we head toward an odd, socially distanced Thanksgiving holiday in such a challenging year, it might be tempting to look past all the things we have to be thankful for, even now, even in 2020. I hope each and every one of you is able…

Exciting Progress Being Made on COVID-19 Testing by Airlines

American Airlines, British Airways and oneworld® have launched a COVID-19 testing trial program on select flights from airports in the United States to Heathrow airport in London, as an effort to demonstrate how reliable, readily-available COVID-19 testing can help expedite the  reopening of international travel.   Beginning November 25, the…

Business Travelers Itching To Get Back On The Road

News of effective vaccines renews optimism for a return to travel and in-person events in 2021
Alexandria, VA (November 19, 2020) – Half (50%) of GBTA travel buyer and procurement professionals feel their employees are ‘willing’ or ‘very willing’ to travel for business in the current environment. Only one in five (22%) GBTA members feel their employees are not willing, demonstrating a strong readiness to resume…

How the Airline Industry Can Tackle Climate Change and Drive Sustainability, Even in a Pandemic

United Airlines environmental affairs and sustainability executive shares innovative ideas on addressing climate change
Alexandria, Virginia (November 18, 2020) As part of its Collaboratory 2020 webinar series, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) - the world’s largest business travel association - welcomed Lauren Riley, Managing Director of Global Environmental Affairs and Sustainability for United Airlines to discuss implementing strategies and practices that produce tangible…

Dave Hilfman’s Monday Memo to GBTA Members

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s GBTA elections will take place as scheduled at our virtual annual meeting, set for December 7, 2020. One position on the GBTA Board of Directors will be determined by election – an Allied Member at-large seat who will serve a two-year term.   Voting…
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