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Daily News Brief – April 6, 2021

Check-in with Suzanne
Check-in with Suzanne An important log jam broke late last week with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) first post-pandemic guidance allowing that vaccinated adults could travel and see their families again. At the time of this writing, we are also eagerly anticipating what the UK government will announce…

Daily News Brief – April 1, 2021

Project Unite Member Update
Project Unite Member Update As you might recall, last year GBTA purchased certain assets of the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) during their bankruptcy process. We then embarked on Project Unite as a way to bring together those ACTE assets into GBTA so that we can offer you the…

Daily News Brief – March 26, 2021

GBTA Announces New Training Program to Prepare Industry Professionals for a Safe Return to Business Travel
The Ready. Safe. Travel. Training Program is open to all GBTA buyers and suppliers GBTA proudly announces the Ready. Safe. Travel. Training Program to unite, educate and engage all levels of the business travel industry. This virtual training program will span over four weeks in May, with sessions being held virtually…

GBTA Daily News Brief – March 19, 2021

Survey: Most Buyers Project 2021 Domestic Travel Return
About three-quarters of corporate travel buyers and procurement professionals surveyed this month by the Global Business Travel Association project their organizations will resume non-essential domestic business travel sometime this year, if they haven't already. About 60 percent of the approximately 302 respondents to the GBTA survey, which was conducted online…

GBTA Daily News Brief – March 18, 2021

GBTA Poll: Digital Health Verification – The Solution to Safely Resume Business Travel
Optimism Increases as Vaccine Roll-Out Accelerates GBTA today reported on the findings from its 17th poll looking at the impact of the pandemic on the business travel industry. Two-thirds of GBTA members and stakeholders (66%) believe implementing Digital Health Verification (also known as “vaccination passports” of “digital green certificates”) is…

GBTA Daily News Brief – March 17, 2021

GBTA Supports The European Commission’s Proposal to Introduce a Common, Inter-Operable and Mutually-Recognised Digital Green Certificate
To Kickstart a Return to Business Travel   GBTA supports the European Commission’s proposal to introduce a Digital Green Certificate that is inter-operable and consistent across Members States. The certificate will verify that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, has recovered from the virus, or has a negative test…

Daily News Brief – March 16, 2021

Check-in with Suzanne
Hi Global Colleagues: I’m “checking in” today, full of anticipation as I look forward to my first official Member Listening Tour session… kicking off today with session #1 in Europe. Thoughtful Q&A prompted by your write-in questions and a conversation moderated by Mark Cuschieri today will set the tone for…

GBTA Daily News Brief – March 15, 2021

More Airlines Offering Vaccine Status on an App
British Airways is planning to allow people to register their vaccination status on its smart phone app. Under the plans, people who have had both jabs will be able to register their status. The airline’s chief executive, Sean Doyle, hailed the UK’s “great progress” in tackling the pandemic. He has…
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