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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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Hello everyone –   Nothing is more important in our industry than restarting business travel safely on an international basis. So, with the G7 face to face meeting concluding last weekend, I wanted to let you know of GBTA’s active pursuit these past several days to strongly encourage these and…

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Hello everyone –   So much is happening in the thawing of COVID-frozen borders – I’d like to focus on Europe this week. The EU Council and Parliament recently agreed to introduce “EU digital Covid certificates” to facilitate free movement across Europe beginning July 1. As news from the EU…

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Hello everyone, The question I get asked most these days is: “How are things in NYC?” It’s where I live and walk and work – and well, I’m usually just sticking around in my own neighborhood. But last weekend I got out for a 21-mile e-bike ride around Manhattan –…

GBTA Poll: Positive Signs for a Return to Business Travel

Optimism and Momentum Grow as Vaccine Roll-out Accelerates
Alexandria, VA - The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world’s largest business travel association, has released the findings from its latest poll measuring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and how GBTA buyer and procurement members are navigating the return to travel. The results from the 19th poll in…

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Hello Everyone, With the successful passage of Set One of the GBTA Bylaw changes, voting for Set Two of Bylaw changes is underway now through May 21. Members previously categorized as “Direct,” “Allied” or “Indirect” are now all classified as “Active Members” and for the first time, all Active Members…

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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…

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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…
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