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What the Future Holds for Traveller Mobility in the EU

By Shane Downey, Vice President, Government and Community Affairs, GBTA In the past five years, business travel has undergone significant transformations. The Covid-19 pandemic accelerated trends like virtual meetings and remote work, initially seen as threats. However, the enduring desire for human connection has supported the sector, which is now well on its way to…

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GBTA U.S. Advocacy Newsletter – April 2024

Welcome to the April edition of the GBTA U.S. Advocacy Newsletter designed to keep you up to date with what’s happening in relation to business travel in the US, and how GBTA is advocating on your behalf.  Key Points ➤ General Overview Following Congress’s recent return from a two-week April recess and many high-priority tasks awaiting…

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GBTA Welcomes European Parliament’s Push to Establish a Harmonised Measurement Framework for Transport Emissions

GBTA welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament of their report on the proposed CountEmissionsEU regulation that will establish a consistent and accurate measurement framework for transport emissions. This initiative is critical for business travellers to make more sustainable choices by helping them compare the carbon footprint of their trips across providers, and modes of…

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GBTA Honours Jan-Christoph Oetjen with Navigator Award for Championing Business Travel in Europe

GBTA announces MEP and Vice-President of the European Parliament Jan-Christoph Oetjen (Renew Europe, Germany) as the recipient of its prestigious “GBTA Navigator Award.” The GBTA Navigator Award is given to elected officials who have proven to be strong advocates of the business travel industry. First introduced by GBTA in 2016, this is the first time…

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GBTA Applauds Prioritization of TSA Funding and Investment as Part of U.S. Government Budget  

Approved $1.2 trillion budget package for FY 2024 includes reallocating airfare fees for TSA upgrades and expansion which supports better efficiency and safety while traveling  The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) commends the inclusion of a provision in the recently-passed $1.2 trillion 2024 federal government spending package which reinstates revenue collected from airline ticket security…

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GBTA U.S. Advocacy Newsletter – February 2024

Welcome to the February edition of the GBTA U.S. Advocacy Newsletter designed to keep you up to date with what’s happening in relation to business travel in the US, and how GBTA is advocating on your behalf.  SummaryGBTA Action in the US Key Points ➤ US Canada Relations On February 2, GBTA attended a meeting with Canadian Ambassador Kirsten…

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Biden Administration Announces Plans to Accelerate Clean Transportation, GBTA Commits to Sustainable Procurement Criteria for Business Travel

GBTA and the GBTA Foundation took part in an announcement event today in Washington, D.C. where the Biden Administration unveiled new commitments to boost access to electric vehicles (EVs), save taxpayer dollars, and tackle the climate crisis, as well as new Federal employee travel guidelines on sustainable transportation use. Shane Downey, Vice President, Government and…

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3 Reasons Why COP28 Was a Historical Moment for Business Travel

Every year, there’s a lot of buzz around COP (which stands for “Conference of the Parties” to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, also known as UNFCCC). I had the unique opportunity to attend this year’s COP28 held in Dubai, representing the global business travel industry and GBTA.  Whether you’re skeptical or not…