Some EU States Reopen to UK Travelers with Pre-Departure Tests
The airports of several EU countries have closed to travelers from the UK following a recent surge in COVID-numbers partially caused by a new, highly transmittable strain of the virus. As the initial panic has begun to settle, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands have tentatively begun to reopen for some passengers from this morning.
GBTA Convention 2021
Unite in Solidarity for Business Travel:
Register Now for GBTA Convention 2021
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.
Registration rates increase January 30.
Ground Transportation in Europe: Travel Policies Adapt to a Changing Landscape
The coronavirus has brought significant change to ground transportation companies. Many have introduced new safety measures—such as mask requirements, enhanced cleaning, and in-vehicle partition screens. Customer behaviour and expectations have changed as well. This study examines ground transportation on business trips in Europe – focusing on seven key markets: France, Germany, Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Spain & United Kingdom. The study addresses several key questions including travel policies, traveller preferences, COVID-19 response, and ride-hailing apps.
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Call for Volunteers – Seamlessly Integrating ACTE Within GBTA
Lend Your Expertise to Advance Our Industry
In November, GBTA was incredibly fortunate to acquire the key assets of the Association of Corporate Travel Executives, or ACTE. This unique opportunity to unite the best of two premier organizations in the business travel industry – an effort we are leading together – represents an unprecedented moment for our Association.
We are looking for volunteers from across the business travel world (Buyer, Supplier, Media, Member, Non-Member) who have expertise in the following areas to ensure that we get the most out of GBTA’s investment in ACTE’s brand and robust intellectual assets:
- Blended research and education
Volunteering is simple. Please email [email protected] with your name, email address and a brief description of your area of interest and expertise. We will contact potential volunteers to discuss the project, its timeline and to answer any questions you may have. Deadline to apply is January 4, 2021.
Head of Unit – Business Travel
Are you seeking a role where you can use your consolidated business travel services experience and help us drive positive change? Join our team as Head of Business Travel Unit where you will bring new ideas and support staff providing excellent travel management services in a multi-cultural environment.
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In observance of the holidays, the GBTA Daily News Brief will halt distribution Thursday, December 24. We will resume distribution on Monday, January 4. Please visit gbta.org to learn the latest about developments in business travel.
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