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Check-in with Suzanne

We used to know the rules of the road when it came to business travel: where travelers could go, how they could get there, and the steps to needed to make it happen. But the pandemic was a great disruptor, and uncertainty now challenges the road back.  That’s why GBTA has focused advocacy efforts on…

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GBTA Canada Welcomes Easing of International Travel Restrictions

Toronto, Ontario – The Global Business Travel Association Canada (GBTA Canada) welcomed today’s announcement by the Federal Government that it would be easing travel restrictions on March 1, 2022. Removing barriers to entry for travel into Canada, especially for business travel, is a positive step that will contribute to the recovery of Canadian trade and commerce….

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What Business Travel Needs to Know About the Hospitality Industry Now

Travel, and especially the hospitality sector, have definitely been impacted by the pandemic and other factors over the recent years. And these impacts also have implications for business travel and business travelers. In this episode, Dr. Peter Ricci, Director of Florida Atlantic University’s hospitality and tourism management program, joins podcast host, Debbie Iannaci, head of…

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GBTA Endorses Toulouse Declaration

Brussels (February 10, 2022) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) supports the Toulouse Declaration on future sustainability and decarbonisation of aviation, launched at the European Union Aviation Summit on 4 February. The declaration signals a growing political momentum to deliver emission reductions in the aviation sector, which is a key element in the sustainability…

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Check-In with Suzanne

This week marks another “first” in getting back to business travel as well as face-to-face GBTA events. Over 120 GBTA chapter leaders from across the U.S. are gathering for the first time since 2020 for the GBTA Leadership Summit in Tampa, FL, to learn, develop, network and collaborate.   GBTA’s 38 U.S. chapters and their volunteer members…

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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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Check-In with Suzanne

GBTA continues to get back to business around the world. And we continue to be bolstered by our active and knowledgeable volunteers working across the local, regional and global levels.   Last week’s GBTA Europe Town Hall – the first for 2022 and hosted by Catherine Logan, GBTA Regional Vice President, EMEA – (virtually) welcomed…


GBTA Appoints New Executive to Advance its Sustainability Mission in the Global Business Travel Industry

Alexandria, VA (January 27, 2022) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) marked another milestone in its journey to advance sustainability and drive impactful initiatives in the business travel industry with its announcement today that Delphine Millot has joined the association in the newly created role of Senior Vice President of Sustainability. “Sustainability is a…

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Travelling in the EU is complex 

Don’t have your booster jab?  Travelling in the EU is  complex  The European Commission has agreed on new recommendations to limit the validity period of the EU Digital Covid Certificate to 270 days for those who haven’t yet received a COVID-19 booster jab.   The 270-day period is calculated from the day of the second dose and…

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Travel Program Communication During COVID-19 and Beyond: What Business Travelers Want to Know and How They Want to Hear It

Alexandria, VA  – As business travel resumes amid an ongoing pandemic, keeping connected with business travelers has taken on renewed urgency for companies and their travel managers. It’s critical for travelling employees to stay on top of changes and it has accelerated the need for travel managers to communicate often complex, fast-changing information while not…