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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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Technology Tops the Travel Manager’s Agenda as Travel Management Companies Continue to Play Vital Role in Business Travel’s Return

New study from GBTA and FCM reveals the latest tech trends and changing role in how travel managers can serve their companies and business travelers Alexandria, VA  – Business travel and the role of the travel manager changed significantly during the pandemic. As business travel returns, many are questioning what changes will become permanent, and…

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GBTA Europe Advocacy Newsletter – August 2022

GBTA published a news article entitled “GBTA Calls on the European Union to Adapt Regulations To Avoid Further Travel Disruption” addressing how the current six-week background checks required for employees working at airports and in the airline sector is causing a bottleneck, and delay to the smooth travel experience required by business travellers. GBTA submitted its response to the…

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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…

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Week in Review

Following the two fatal Boeing 737 Max crashes, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg has said that the company will release a software update for the aircraft soon, Buying Business Travel reports. According to Skift, the black box has been recovered from the Ethiopian Air Boeing 737 crash, and preliminary findings show clear similarities to the Lion…

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Podcast: 2019 Trends: Sustainability, Security and Simple Meetings

The Business of Travel is back. We are kicking off ‘season two’ of GBTA’s official podcast with today’s episode featuring three GBTA members sharing the top business travel trends to look out for in 2019 around sustainability, security and simple meetings.     Episode guests include: Aurora Dawn Benton Founder & CEO, Astrapto GBTA Sustainability &…