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Adapting is the New Normal in Business Travel 
Last week I presented on the topic of business travel recovery at a Citi Client Conference for an audience of senior procurement professionals from FTSE200 organizations. Also presenting was Ulrika Rosén, Travel & Meeting Manager for Tetra Pak, a leading global food processing and packaging company who said her company hasn’t stopped traveling throughout the pandemic. She said the company has more compliant travelers now than they had pre-pandemic – because business travelers can't travel on auto-pilot anymore.  That struck home. Even experienced travelers are having to…

GBTA Calls For Details On Return To International Travel

Alexandria, VA  – GBTA supports the goals of the six-point plan to tackle the surge of COVID-19 put forth by President Biden today. The importance of vaccinations and testing are important and GBTA fully supports these initiatives. However, we were disappointed that another week has gone by without any details…

GBTA Returns To In-Person Events As Demand For Face-To-Face Meetings Grows Across Europe

Latest GBTA poll shows non-essential business travel continuing to rise in Europe As business travellers willingness to travel builds
London, UK – 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 has announced a number of in-person conferences and events as we head into the final quarter of 2021. The events, held across…

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Putting Safety First At Convention 2021
Many are enjoying the last days of seasonal breaks, kids are headed back to school, and the last business quarter of 2021 is around the corner. And typically, the weeks ahead are busy ones for business travel, meetings and conferences. But thanks to the realities of the ongoing pandemic, again this year, the world looks…

GBTA Relaunch of GBTA Certificate in Corporate Travel Execution (CCTE)

As return to business travel stimulates demand for more industry talent
Alexandria, VA – 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 – today announces the relaunch of the GBTA certificate in corporate travel execution (CCTE) in partnership with Cornell University Executive Education and the…

COVID-19 Testing is Critical to Restart Travel Safely:

GBTA Urges the EU to Boost Testing Capabilities
Brussels, Belgium (29 July 2020) – As the travel industry braces for a second Covid-19 wave, GBTA, the Global Business Travel Association, calls for widening testing capabilities and requirements across the EU as a better alternative to blanket travel restrictions.   “Sudden and unilateral shifts in government response, such as…

Global Business Travel Association Statement Regarding Scott Solombrino

Alexandria, VA — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) announced today that the third-party investigation into professional work conduct allegations against Scott Solombrino, GBTA’s CEO, has concluded no misconduct or legal wrongdoing on his part. In a statement, GBTA’s Board of Directors reported that they received an anonymous letter asserting troubling…

Returning to Operations in a COVID-19 World

The Following Post Is Written by Wendy Stachowiak, VP of Global Travel Partnerships at International SOS and Vice Chair of the GBTA Risk Committee.
As the United States begins to open up during the COVID-19 pandemic, going back to “normal” will require a lot of thought and strategic planning. The new “normal” may be quite different than what we knew in times before COVID-19. It is important for organizations to have a plan to…
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