GBTA Poll: In-Person Business Meetings and Events To Surge In 2021
Sales meetings with customers and prospects to be the priority for the year ahead
GBTA has released the results of its latest COVID-19 Member Poll. The survey – the 14th such poll by GBTA since the onset of the pandemic to measure the impact on business travel – finds that a majority of respondents are optimistic that the travel industry will begin to rebound in mid to late 2021 and that the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine is top of mind for many business travel professionals.
“What we’re seeing in this latest poll is a number of reasons for the business travel industry to be optimistic about 2021, especially toward the middle of the year,” said Dave Hilfman, the interim Executive Director of GBTA. “As the vaccine rollout gains momentum and if we see a corresponding drop in positive COVID-19 test results, this survey suggests something of a return to personal connections and in-person meetings and events in the business space.”
GBTA Convention 2021
GBTA Convention 2021 Registration is Now Open
A thriving business travel industry is critical for a strong economy. GBTA recently launched the “Ready.Safe.Travel.” campaign to push for unity and a safe return to business travel through advocacy, education, and awareness. To do our part in this effort, GBTA is bringing our industry together July 17-21 for GBTA Convention 2021 in Orlando, Florida to unite in solidarity for business travel.
Attendees can expect to engage with the most innovative suppliers in the industry, relevant and actionable education and unlimited networking opportunities.
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GBTA is now accepting proposals for education sessions at GBTA Convention 2021 in Orlando, FL from July 17-21. Our tradition of delivering the best education on the topics most relevant to business travel is only made possible by your participation.
We are seeking industry professionals to contribute new ideas, solutions, and innovations for current issues and challenges that confront the travel industry. Now more than ever, content focused on the industry’s recovery will be critical. Our highest-rated presenters have challenged conventional wisdom and have been willing to share real “lessons learned.”
The deadline to submit an education session proposal is January 8, 2021.
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