Daily News Brief – November 20, 2020

Grab Your Smartphone and Get Involved
You Could Win a $1,000 (USD) GBTA Scholarship   GBTA’s new “Ready. Safe. Travel.” unity campaign is pushing for a safe and responsible return to business travel while also increasing public awareness around the economic necessity of a thriving business travel industry. We need industry professionals, like you, to show…

Daily News Brief – November 19, 2020

Business Travelers Itching to Get Back on the Road
News of effective vaccines renews optimism for a return to travel and in-person events in 2021 Half (50%) of GBTA travel buyer and procurement professionals feel their employees are ‘willing’ or ‘very willing’ to travel for business in the current environment. Only one in five (22%) GBTA members feel their employees…

Exciting Progress Being Made on COVID-19 Testing by Airlines

American Airlines, British Airways and oneworld® have launched a COVID-19 testing trial program on select flights from airports in the United States to Heathrow airport in London, as an effort to demonstrate how reliable, readily-available COVID-19 testing can help expedite the  reopening of international travel.   Beginning November 25, the…

Business Travelers Itching To Get Back On The Road

News of effective vaccines renews optimism for a return to travel and in-person events in 2021
Alexandria, VA (November 19, 2020) – Half (50%) of GBTA travel buyer and procurement professionals feel their employees are ‘willing’ or ‘very willing’ to travel for business in the current environment. Only one in five (22%) GBTA members feel their employees are not willing, demonstrating a strong readiness to resume…

Daily News Brief – November 18, 2020

How the Airline Industry Can Tackle Climate Change and Drive Sustainability, Even in a Pandemic
United Airlines environmental affairs and sustainability executive shares innovative ideas on addressing climate change As part of its Collaboratory 2020 webinar series, GBTA welcomed Lauren Riley, Managing Director of Global Environmental Affairs and Sustainability for United Airlines to discuss implementing strategies and practices that produce tangible sustainability results, and why…

How the Airline Industry Can Tackle Climate Change and Drive Sustainability, Even in a Pandemic

United Airlines environmental affairs and sustainability executive shares innovative ideas on addressing climate change
Alexandria, Virginia (November 18, 2020) As part of its Collaboratory 2020 webinar series, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) - the world’s largest business travel association - welcomed Lauren Riley, Managing Director of Global Environmental Affairs and Sustainability for United Airlines to discuss implementing strategies and practices that produce tangible…

Daily News Brief – November 17, 2020

Business Travel in 2021 – Is It Possible to Plan Ahead?
According to a survey conducted by Corporate Traveller, words like 'challenging, uncertain, difficult, quiet and non-existent' are just some of the terms used by travel procurement managers to describe the travel industry following the Covid-19 outbreak. "As the year slowly comes to a close, decision-makers are faced with the gargantuan…

Dave Hilfman’s Monday Memo to GBTA Members

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s GBTA elections will take place as scheduled at our virtual annual meeting, set for December 7, 2020. One position on the GBTA Board of Directors will be determined by election – an Allied Member at-large seat who will serve a two-year term.   Voting…

Daily News Brief – November 16, 2020

Dave Hilfman’s Monday Memo to GBTA Members
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s GBTA elections will take place as scheduled at our virtual annual meeting, set for December 7, 2020. One position on the GBTA Board of Directors will be determined by election – an Allied Member at-large seat who will serve a two-year term. Read More >>  …
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