Check-in with Suzanne
Tune in for a behind-the-scenes, pre-conference preview by Suzanne Neufang, CEO, GBTA, of the GBTA Conference – Berlin in partnership with VDR. Over 500 people will converge in person at the Estrel Conference Center this week, coming together for the first time in Europe in over two years at this event to learn, share and connect with others from across the business travel industry and the world.
Follow the action on GBTA Europe’s social channels including LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook (#gbtavdr21) It’s time for the global business travel industry to reconnect and move forward. Together. #BusinessNeedsTravel.
News to Know:
Key Trends for Travel and Expense in 2022: France Highlights
As business travel rebounds in France, travel and expense policies will lead the way as corporations navigate new, unfamiliar paths. Technology will drive companies’ ability to manage changes — and just as importantly, communicate those changes to enable employee compliance. Doing so will be critical in creating revenue opportunities through business travel and maximizing profitability through corporate cards and expense management.
EU Moving To Drop Pre-Travel COVID Testing Requirements for Travelers
European Union member countries are recommending countries eliminate pre-departure COVID-19 testing and quarantine procedures for travelers who are fully vaccinated. Starting March 1, 2022, the European Council advised people who received vaccines authorized in the EU be able to enter the EU without prior testing if they received the last dose of their primary vaccination series at least 14 days and no more than 270 days before arrival.
JPMorgan Chase To Buy Frosch
JPMorgan Chase agreed to acquire Frosch, a large travel agency with a mix of corporate business, independent contractors and technology, according to a Wednesday report in The Beat. Frosch officials declined to comment on the report, which cited an internal memo, but redirected an inquiry to a spokesperson for JPMorgan Chase. The official had not responded by press time Thursday morning.
10 Hidden Natural Wonders in Mexico When You Want to Avoid the Crowds
Mexico has some of the most diverse topography in the world. Its mountains max out at more than 18,000 feet, and its canyons are wider and deeper than our own most famous. It’s a country of gushing waterfalls, raging rivers, alpine villages, deserts, and secret-laden jungles. The natural beauty that many travelers fly halfway around the world to see can be found right here on this continent, just a short flight away. With that mind mind, here are 10 stunning natural wonders in Mexico that are truly hidden gems.
GBTA News and Reminders:
Fundamentals of Business Travel Management
Join us February 11th , 18th, 25th and March 4th at 10 A.M. ET , each day for a comprehensive guide to the key areas of managed travel. GBTA’s Fundamentals curriculum includes a full range of topics including safety, policy, trends, performance, and more. Participants in this course gain a better understanding of business travel management and make themselves indispensable to the business travel needs of their organization.
GBTA Mexico Conference
Join us March 9th – 10th for GBTA Mexico’s Regional Conference, where you can learn more in depth and through its protagonists, the current issues your need to know about YOU Industry, in Mexico and in the Region. We will cover topics related to the current state of Travel, Meetings and Events Trends, Technology, Sustainability, how to improve the Association -daily work- between Corporate Clients and much more. To learn more about the Agenda and the speakers click here.