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GBTA Calls for End to Testing Requirements for Vaccinated International Business Travelers

GBTA calls on governments in Europe, Canada, U.S. and Latin America to end COVID-19 testing requirements for vaccinated travelers. It’s been almost two years to the day since the global pandemic was declared. And while entire segments of the global economy have successfully reopened, business travel is still lagging far behind in recovery.    Corporations…

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Politics of Travel: Global Testing, New Canada Rules and U.S. Legislative Summit

Have you ever had a moment where so many things happened its hard to keep track of it all? February has been that month for GBTA’s advocacy efforts and happenings. The month started with in-person meetings at GBTA HQ. The week included discussing issues with the GBTA Board, GBTA Staff Leadership and the U.S. Government…

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GBTA Urges Consistency on the Validity Period of European Digital Covid Certificates

Alexandria, VA  – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and its European partner organizations* have submitted a joint statement to the European Union and its Member States urging a coordinated approach to the validity period of the European Digital Covid Certificate.  The statement commends the European Commission’s newly adopted person-based approach to allow travelers in possession…

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Politics of Travel Kicking off 22 the right way, Canadian Testing, EU Expiration and US Chapter Challenge

Happy 2022! Travel and meetings are happening and I have flown enough already to have been delayed and stressed about my connections. But by and large the trips have been good! I even had my first in person speaking engagement of the year. This week I spoke to the GBTA Wisconsin Chapter. It was a…

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Politics of Travel Latest Travel Restrictions, SAFs, BB8, and tales of U.S. Leg. Summit

I was all packed, I had a fresh haircut and was arranging my documentation for my trip to the GBTA Conference, Berlin in partnership with VDR when bigmouth COVID struck again and the Conference was postponed. I am disappointed, but I know that the conference will be excellent come this spring. And, who doesn’t want to be in…

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Politics of Travel Stop and Smell the roses with more clarity on International Travel

Anticipation is hitting me on so many levels. The U.S. House of Representatives may or may not vote on both the bi-partisan hard infrastructure AND the Build Back Better (BBB) plan on Thursday evening…I am writing this at 3:30 PM Thursday November 4 – its now 8:30 am Friday and they say a vote is happening…

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Politics of Travel Stop and Smell the roses with more clarity on International Travel

Anticipation is hitting me on so many levels. The U.S. House of Representatives may or may not vote on both the bi-partisan hard infrastructure AND the Build Back Better (BBB) plan on Thursday evening…I am writing this at 3:30 PM Thursday November 4 – its now 8:30 am Friday and they say a vote is happening…

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Politics of Travel: Two doses needed for U.S. Travel, Facial Recognition and Bobby McGee

Well well here we are, all looking forward to meeting in person current business partners and new ones in Orlando! And Please don’t think convention is all about networking and business opportunities, the Convention is where you learn about the latest trends, tools and thought leadership in the outstanding education sessions and GBTA Main Stage….

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Politics of Travel: Delayed Passage of Infrastructure Bill, NetZero Air Emissions and the Last Unvaxed Train to Clarksville

It is the end of the first week of October! So many things are coming up, Canadian Workshops, GBTA Convention, U.S. Thanksgiving, the best day of the year,  GBTA Conference Europe 2021 and Christmas! I will happily send you my letter to Santa. BUT before we get there, we must first finish the Politics of Travel. As for the…