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GBTA Appoints New Executive to Advance its Sustainability Mission in the Global Business Travel Industry

Delphine Millot joins as GBTA Senior Vice President of Sustainability bringing extensive experience in sustainability, public affairs and corporate social responsibility
Alexandria, VA (January 27, 2022) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) marked another milestone in its journey to advance sustainability and drive impactful initiatives in the business travel industry with its announcement today that Delphine Millot has joined the association in the newly created role of Senior Vice President…

Travelling in the EU is complex 

Don’t have your booster jab?  
Don’t have your booster jab?  Travelling in the EU is  complex  The European Commission has agreed on new recommendations to limit the validity period of the EU Digital Covid Certificate to 270 days for those who haven’t yet received a COVID-19 booster jab.   The 270-day period is calculated from the day…

GBTA Urges Resolution of 5G Rollout Concerns Related To Air Travel Safety

January 19, 2022- Recent uncertainty and concerns have arisen around the potential disruptions and impact on air travel related to the rollout of high speed 5G networks in the U.S. Mid-day reports show little impact due to the agreement to minimize the use of 5G around airports. GBTA is pleased with today’s results, but questions remain. To that end, GBTA urges all stakeholders involved to…

Long-Term Global Business Travel Outlook Remains Strong But Omicron Variant Dampens Near-Term Momentum 

Ongoing uncertainty, government restrictions and variant impacts continue to challenge business travel’s recovery especially for international travel 
Alexandria, VA  – New variant developments, government restrictions, and international policy inconsistencies are currently hindering a more accelerated return for global business travel. However, the industry continues to reflect progress and optimism in its long-view expectations for 2022, according to the latest poll from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world’s largest business travel association and leader in education, research, networking and advocacy.  “Here at the start of a new year, the business travel industry and business travelers continue to face a dynamically changing landscape due to Omicron. One comment received from…

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Glimmers of Progress and Moving Forward 
We’ve turned the page on a new calendar year, and challenges of the pandemic remain. But there are glimmers of progress as the first hot spots of omicron plateau and start to cool off, in what will hopefully be a trend that continues. On Thursday, we’ll release the January GBTA COVID-19 poll findings which reflect the current state of business travel including the impact of the omicron variant.   This month we saw a positive indicator for larger in-person conferences. The Consumer Electronics Show – billed as the “most influential tech event…

Travel Program Communication During COVID-19 and Beyond: What Business Travelers Want to Know and How They Want to Hear It

New survey reveals employee traveler communication preferences in a fast-changing world
Alexandria, VA  – As business travel resumes amid an ongoing pandemic, keeping connected with business travelers has taken on renewed urgency for companies and their travel managers. It’s critical for travelling employees to stay on top of changes and it has accelerated the need for travel managers to communicate often…

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Realizing the Upside in the Unexpected 
Is anyone completely comfortable yet with “expecting the unexpected”? Me either. Not an easy task in current times, but that doesn’t mean there haven’t been some upsides amid the challenges.  The omicron variant is one of the latest developments testing our resolve. On Thursday, GBTA will release the findings from our special quick poll about…

From Setback To Surge: Business Travel Expected To Fully Recover by 2024

Pandemic risk, vaccination rates, inflation, business traveler considerations, and travel volume return are among potential recovery challenges ahead
Business travel recovery in 2021 proceeded at a slower, more cautionary pace than expected from a year ago. However, global business travel spending is expected to surge in 2022 with full recovery expected in 2024–ending the year on pace with the 2019 pre-pandemic spend of $1.4 trillion, and a year…
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