Dave Hilfman’s Monday Memo to GBTA Members

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s GBTA elections will take place as scheduled at our virtual annual meeting, set for December 7, 2020. One position on the GBTA Board of Directors will be determined by election – an Allied Member at-large seat who will serve a two-year term.


Voting for this seat will be conducted entirely online. If you are a current Allied member of the Association, Election Services Corporation has sent you a voting link via email. The online voting period opened on November 13. Voting will close December 4 at 5 PM EST.


There are three very experienced candidates for this seat. You can read their resumes and platform statements on the GBTA website. Please take a few minutes to get familiar with the candidates, so that you may cast an informed vote for this important role in shaping the future of GBTA and our industry.


If you have any questions or concerns about the elections, please contact Shane Downey, the  Association’s Vice President, Government and Community Relations by email at [email protected] or by phone at +1 703 236 1131. You may also contact Election Services Corporation directly by email at [email protected] or by phone toll-free at  +1 866 720 HELP (4357).


Thank you for participating in the election and making your voice heard.


Launching This Week!

Be One of the Faces of the Ready. Safe. Travel. Unity Campaign.


Since we premiered our Ready. Safe. Travel unity campaign in this space in October, GBTA’s industry-wide effort continues to gain momentum. We need your help getting business travel on the path to recovery and getting the word out that a robust and healthy business travel industry isn’t simply a luxury – it’s an economic necessity.


What do we need from you? Just a few minutes of your time and a short video that answers an important question: What does “Ready. Safe. Travel.” mean to you?


What do you get in return? We’re offering you a shot at social media stardom and a chance to win a $1,000 GBTA scholarship to apply to any GBTA offering of your choice.


To enter, send us a short 15 to 30 second video conveying your personal take on Ready. Safe. Travel. and our theme question. Be as creative as you’d like. You can use visual props, the family pet, your banjo skills – you name it. You can learn more about the contest here.


Your video must be received by December 11, 2020 and winners will be announced by Friday, December 18, 2020. Stay tuned –  the contest is launching soon!


AND finally, please don’t forget this is your last chance to complete the GBTA Poll here. This valuable information helps advocacy efforts with Governments and raise awareness of the effects of the pandemic on business travel. The deadline is 5pm (ET) today. We appreciate your help.


Have a great week.