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Check-In with Suzanne

Travel is recovering with gusto. People are looking forward to summer vacations. Events, conferences and conventions are returning. Companies are hiring. We’re connecting in-person with colleagues and friends. And business travel continues to make its way back.   We’re almost halfway through 2022 and it seems like a whirlwind. We’re ramping back up in our lives…

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GBTA Vigorously Supports the Lifting of COVID-19 Testing Requirements for U.S In-Bound Travelers by the Biden Administration

Alexandria, VA  – GBTA, the voice of the global business travel industry, supports the anticipated announcement by the Biden Administration eliminating the requirement for all travelers to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test or recovery from COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, within 24-hours of arriving in the United States, effective Sunday, June 12. “GBTA heartily…

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Check-In with Suzanne

GBTA’s advocacy efforts have gone transcontinental over the past weeks. After just returning from productive meetings regarding policy in Europe, now this week, we are in Washington D.C. for the annual GBTA US Legislative Summit.  Spearheaded by Shane Downey, VP of Government and Community Relations, and our GBTA Government Relations Committee volunteers, the Summit empowers the…

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Check-In with Suzanne

This week’s Check-In with Suzanne Neufang, GBTA CEO comes to you from Brussels where GBTA met with EU legislative leaders on the topic of sustainability in our industry. Legislators heard GBTA’s positions on the topic as well as actions underway and planned to help the industry navigate toward a greener future. Also spotlighted are the…

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Check-In with Suzanne

My business travels for GBTA finds me back in Europe this week for very important and ongoing efforts on behalf of our members to focus on industry advocacy. In Brussels, we are meeting with various EU legislative leaders on sustainability, especially around the opportunities and challenges for aviation, car services, and business travel across a…

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Politics of Travel: Elections, Spoken Word and Taxes, oh and Oprah!

My travel and event schedule is back and even expanded compared to 2018! I feel like I have been obligatory Shane youth song and it has been exhilarating! Earlier this month, I was working the GBTA Canada Conference. Much like the Europe Conference in December, the main stage and breakouts all featured thought provoking sessions…

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GBTA Applauds Biden Administration’s Push to Boost Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production in the U.S.

Alexandria, VA – GBTA, the voice of the global business travel industry, applauds the Biden Administration’s push to boost production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in the United States. SAF will play a critical role in decarbonizing aviation by 2050 – but this is conditional on a dramatic acceleration of production capabilities and overall supply,…

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GBTA Applauds Bipartisan Effort Asking to End Testing for U.S. Inbound Vaccinated Travelers

Alexandria, VA – GBTA, the voice of the global business travel industry, applauds the bipartisan effort to end the current testing requirement for all vaccinated inbound travelers to the United States. Moreover, GBTA calls on the Biden Administration to immediately end the testing requirements and move to allow vaccinated travelers to fly into the U.S. …

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GBTA Applauds Confirmation of Grant Harris As U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Analysis

Alexandria, VA  – GBTA applauds the confirmation of Grant Harris to serve as the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Analysis at the U.S. Department of Commerce.   GBTA had advocated on behalf of its membership and chapters for a swift confirmation of Harris to serve in this important senior leadership role for the business…

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Politics of Travel: Fighting Like the Dickens, International Travel Opening Up

Its always a busy start to the new year, however that’s no excuse for not sending a more regular Politics of Travel. I will try to do better. BERLIN GOT BLURRY: The GBTA Conference I attended in Berlin was fantastic. The speakers were provocative, the business was booming and the feel around being back in person,…