Promoting Safe & Secure Travel

Advocating for improved airport screening was a major part of GBTA’s 2014 Government Relations Agenda. Recent travel and trade stats released from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) showed great strides made in this effort last year. GBTA supports risk-based, intelligence-driven aviation security that is safe, fast and efficient. Inefficient procedures reduce business travel due

Stuck at the Airport? Quick Survival Tips

Stuck at the airport? Yesterday’s winter storm was expected to impact more than 40 million travelers. Make sure you’re fully prepared with some of these invaluable tips in case you find yourself stuck at the airport: Keep Your Cell Ready – As soon as your flight cancellation is announced, quickly ring the airline or your

Travel to Cuba Rules & Information Released

Earlier this month, the Obama Administration announced plans to ease restrictions on a 50 year-old embargo with Cuba. The following are background materials and links to information to help you better understand these recent developments and the potential impact to your company. On January 15, 2015 the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) and U.S Department

GBTA Convention 2015 Coming to Orlando: #Sharing

Registration Now Open for 2015 Event
Alexandria, VA (January 15, 2015) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – announced today registration is open for GBTA Convention 2015 in Orlando, Fla., July 25-29. The annual convention is the largest, most comprehensive annual gathering of business travel and meetings managers, meeting…

U.S. Business Travel Spending Projected to Top $310 Billion in 2015

GBTA Forecasts Favorable National Outlook, Despite Weakened Global Economic State
Alexandria, VA (January 13, 2015) – U.S. business travel ended 2014 on a high note, with record spending expected to reach $292.2 billion. The projection for 2015 also remains strong, as lower oil prices are expected to lead to increased consumer spending, boosting economic projects. This strong domestic economic news…

Week In Review

It was a week of brutal weather and cold in the United States and Canada that saw many parts of the two countries reach temperatures colder than Mars! Not surprisingly that meant flight cancellations as USA Today reported more than 930 cancelled flights in the U.S. on Tuesday. Looking to avoid delays and cancellations? Well,

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