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GBTA Welcomes European Parliament’s Inclusion of Sustainable Aviation Fuels in the Net Zero Industry Act

The Global Business Travel Association welcomes the European Parliament’s inclusion of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) as a priority technology in the Net Zero Industry Act (NZIA) during this week’s plenary session. The NZIA is a pivotal piece of legislation that will Support the deployment of manufacturing technologies necessary for decarbonisation in the EU and help…

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GBTA + VDR Europe Conference 2023 Showcases Business Travel Outlook and Opportunity in the Region

Continued rebound, sustainability, business traveller behaviour and more were on the agenda at Europe’s largest gathering of the global business travel industry Europe’s business travel community once again came together to explore, discuss and connect around the current and future state of the sector in the region at the GBTA + VDR Europe Conference 2023…

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European Business Travel Spending is Forecast to Reach $450 Billion USD by 2027

Expected spending on business travel across Europe continues to steadily increase due to pent-up demand, hybrid work environments, the return of travel and meetings and more stable economic conditions, according to GBTA Business Travel Index™ Outlook regional analysis After a slower regional rebound over the last few years, business travel spending in Europe is expected…

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Latest Report from FREENOW and GBTA Examines the Evolution of Ground Transportation in Europe for Business Travel

New findings emphasize post-pandemic travel recovery, sustainability and technology among the biggest changes and challenges There’s no putting the brakes on the way business travelers view and utilize ground transportation. That’s according to the latest report from FREENOW, Europe’s Mobility Super App, and the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world’s largest business travel association. In…

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GBTA Reports from the European Parliament on The MDMS Regulation

Can it make travel easier and greener? Yesterday GBTA helped host a high-level event at the European Parliament in Brussels to discuss the upcoming Multimodal Digital Mobility Systems Regulation. The event, The MDMS Regulation: Can it make travel easier and greener? Was hosted by MEP Oetjen and Dalunde in the European Parliament and showcased the numerous stakeholders representing the…

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Making Sustainable Business Travel a Reality: A Look at EU Initiatives and GBTA’s Impact

EU leaders are in a race against time to push through new reforms aimed at greening the economy, ahead of the European Parliament elections scheduled for June 2024. The ambitious “European Green Deal” presented as one of the main priorities of the current Commission is set to become President Ursula von der Leyen’s most enduring…

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GBTA Supports Ambitious Multimodal Digital Mobility Services (MDMS) Regulation

GBTA continues to advocate for the EU Commission to maintain its ambitious scope for Multimodal Digital Mobility Services (MDMS) regulation, to promote sustainable travel and meet EU climate goals.   Initial MDMS policy vision   In 2020, the EU Commission set out its Mobility Strategy including its vision for MDMS Regulation:  “Planning and buying tickets for multimodal…

GBTA Forecast Expects Key Business Markets in Europe Will Fully Recover in 2026

Europe makes up lost ground and is anticipated to be the fastest growing business travel market in 2023 London, UK (22 February 2023) – The business travel industry in Europe continues its progress towards full recovery to its pre-pandemic spending levels of USD $392 billion, but the divergent recovery in business travel continues across the region.  Europe’s…

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Reflections from Brussels: Community, Learning, Advocacy and Action for Business Travel’s Future

Last week hundreds of stakeholders from the global industry gathered in Brussels for a pair of back-to-back GBTA events – the Sustainability Summit and the Europe Conference with VDR – as together we continue to set the agenda and create the platform for the many voices within our sector.  The GBTA Sustainability Summit centered around…