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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…

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Politics of Travel Help Needed on Legislative Push, Grandma Jim’s Rollercoaster

I am pondering how to describe the last two weeks and it is getting late – so here you go. It was a dark and stormy Wednesday and I was looking forward to a long weekend away from DC spent at a good friend’s (since 1st grade) wedding. But I was also growing flummoxed on how…

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GBTA’s Suzanne Neufang Testifies On Business Travel and Travel Recovery For Senate Subcommittee Hearing

Suzanne Neufang, GBTA CEO, was among the experts who testified before a Senate subcommittee on reviving the travel and tourism industry. Witnesses provided the Committee with feedback on the Travel and Tourism Act, bipartisan legislation aimed at helping the industry recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch Suzanne’s six-minute opening statement below or read the written…

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Global Business Travel Association Canada Looks Forward to Working with New Federal Government

Toronto, Ontario – Today, the Global Business Travel Association Canada (GBTA Canada) congratulated Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on forming Canada’s new Federal government. GBTA Canada also commended the other party leaders, candidates and volunteers for their effort in this historic election. “GBTA Canada congratulates Prime Minister Trudeau on forming Canada’s new Federal government and looks…