Daily News Brief – January 15, 2021
The Impact of Brexit
GBTA takes an in-depth look on the effects on business travel
GBTA held the first 2021 European Town Hall yesterday focusing on Brexit and the impact on business travel.
After more than four years of intensive negotiation, Brexit finally happened in a dramatic last-minute deal over the Christmas period. Coined the “Christmas Eve deal,” the eleventh-hour deal between the UK and the EU left businesses scrambling to prepare for the December 31 transition.
Experts from GBTA’s lobbying firm Grayling, Clare Moody, Grayling Political Director, former MEP and advisor in No 10 Downing Street and Davide Maistro – Manager – Grayling Brussels joined the webinar to outline the relevant aspects of the deal, and the areas for consideration when travelling to or from the UK post Brexit. The webinar was followed by a Q&A where GBTA travel buyers had the opportunity to pose questions relevant to their roles.
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WINiT Awards & Virtual Gala 2021
Nominate an Industry Leader Today
WINiT by GBTA, the only group of its kind in the business travel industry, is now accepting nominations for the WINiT Awards & Virtual Gala. WINiT, a network driving positive change for the career advancement of women in travel-related industries, will honor the women, men, and organizations who have led the way in promoting this important mission at its WINiT Awards & Virtual Gala 2021 on March 8.
To nominate true visionaries and leaders within the business travel industry, register here. The nomination deadline is February 5, 2021. All global organizations and individuals that work in travel-related industries are eligible.
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Ground Transportation in 2021: A Focus on Business Travel New Normal
Tuesday, January 26 | 9:00 AM ET | 3:00 PM CET
The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly affected the global economy and business travel is not exempt from severe economic fallout. GBTA, in partnership with FREE NOW for Business, will discuss the results of a recent white paper on ground transportation in Europe. This webinar will provide insights into the impact of Covid-19 on ground transportation, the role of sustainability in the mobility ecosystem, and how business travelers and travel managers perceive corporate ground transportation policies.
• Saša Savić, VP Commercial FREE NOW for Business
• Chris Ely, Research Director GBTA
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