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GBTA Members Ask Congress to Stop Diverting 9-11 Security Fee, Expand Visa Waiver Program and Establish Working Group on Ground Transportation

Over 130 GBTA Members Take to Capitol Hill for 17th Annual GBTA Legislative Summit
GBTA hosted its 17th annual Legislative Summit last week. Over 130 GBTA members representing 23 states attended, calling on lawmakers to ensure the entire 9-11 Aviation Security Fee is used for airport security and passenger facilitation, to further strengthen national security and expand international travel through the Visa Waiver Program…

GBTA Honors Outstanding Members

Alexandria, VA (August 27, 2018) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – awarded three distinguished members during GBTA Convention 2018 in San Diego. Direct Member of the Year—Stephen Gheerow, Travel Services Manager, Ford Foundation Direct Member of the Year—Connie Smith,…

The Early History of Aviation

As we continue our Throwback Thursday series, we take a look at the history of aviation and what its meant for business travel. While the names Orville and Wilber Wright jump to mind when you think of the beginning of aviation, it was Leonardo Da Vinci who is credited with some of the earliest studies of the possibility of flight. While he never constructed it, here is a drawing from 1490 of his plans for a “flying machine”.

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