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Check In with Suzanne

The Many Ways We’re Empowering Our Future    This week I wanted to recognize an area which doesn’t always get the spotlight it deserves but is important, appreciated, and needed to sustain our future: the valuable role and contributions of our members who volunteer to serve on GBTA committees.  Currently 300+ members are engaged across…

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Check-In with Suzanne

Inspiring Many More Voices Through the GBTA Membership Offer In our work and lives we know that words matter – but putting action behind them is critical to having an impact. Onstage at the GBTA Convention in San Diego, in celebration of the new era for GBTA and its member-focused journey, we committed to award…

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GBTA Applauds New Details To Boost Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production in the U.S. 

Alexandria, VA (September 26, 2022) – GBTA, the voice of the global business travel industry, applauds the recent announcement on next steps in the Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Grand Challenge.   GBTA strongly supports efforts to scale up new technologies to produce SAF on a commercial scale and put the aviation sector on a pathway to full decarbonization by 2050.  …

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Check-In with Suzanne

Exploring the State of Business Travel Now In addition to the economic and overall recovery forecast for our industry, the impact of air travel disruption has been a topic I’ve been asked about recently. Business travelers are typically more experienced, aware, and adaptive travelers. Does this make them better prepared, willing or able to navigate…

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Women Business Travelers: Back on the Road in a Post-pandemic World

After navigating a global pandemic for well over two years, what’s your new normal? In a new podcast series – “Back and Better Than Ever” – learn from incredible women coming together to discuss what “returning” means to them. In this episode, Kate McDevitt Nichols, Founder of Go Jane, Go, a global community of 1,000+…

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Check-In with Suzanne

Coming Back and Setting the Stage for Global Business Travel  Being back together as an industry at the GBTA Convention 2022 last week in San Diego marked a lot of memorable moments and firsts, not only for GBTA but for so many of you as well. Our Convention always represents the confluence of the global…

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GBTA Convention 2022 Sets The Scene For The Future Of Global Business Travel

Largest gathering of the global business travel industry tackles what’s next with a focus on continued recovery, transformation, sustainability, future of work and DEI  San Diego, CA  – The global business travel industry is back and continues to move through recovery as evidenced by the robust attendance and levels of interest and insights at GBTA Convention 2022,…

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Sustainability and Climate Action for Global Business Travel to Take Center Stage at GBTA Convention 2022

GBTA delivers on commitment to climate action and building a greener future with first-ever Sustainability Pavilion, education sessions, and tools for business travel professionals Alexandria, VA – The Global Business Travel Association is fully embracing its mission to help the business travel industry create a positive impact and a better future for people and the planet…

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Politics of Travel: Been a Long Time Coming, Convention Must Attends

What good are apologies when you keep doing the same thing you are apologizing for? No Excuses GBTA Convention in San Diego is fast approaching. I hope to see you! REMEMBER THE MAINE: Don’t fall for the fake news ETIAS Travel Authorization for EU Does Not Become Mandatory on January 1, 2023! European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) will be…

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GBTA Foundation Relaunches to Advance People and Planet Initiatives for the Business Travel Industry

Alexandria, VA – Helping the global business travel industry create a positive impact and a better future for people and the planet is the mission behind the Global Business TravelAssociation’s relaunch of its charitable arm, the GBTA Foundation. The GBTA Foundation will focus on the strategy and execution of GBTA’s global sustainability programs, supporting initiatives related to climate…