GBTA and European Partner Network to Engage with European Commission on Aviation Strategy

Alexandria (January 28, 2016) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and its European partner network congratulated the European Commission on the adoption of an aviation strategy last December and called for further engagement on issues of particular relevance to the business travel industry.

In a letter to Commissioners, the organizations identified three areas for further discussion:

Boosting competitiveness of the European Union’s aviation sector, particularly through negotiations over air transport agreements;
Ensuring air safety and efficiency in the wake of the recent Paris attacks through the adoption of additional risk-based security programs;
Investing in a robust transportation infrastructure and solving airport capacity challenges.

The letter was signed by GBTA, the Danish Business Travel Association (DBTA), the Finnish Business Travel Association (FBTA), the German Business Travel Association (VDR), the Institute of Travel Management (ITM), the Netherlands Association of Travel Management (NATM), the Norwegian Business Travel Association (NBTA) and the Swedish Business Travel Association (SBTA).

These organizations represent over 7,000 members who use and provide business travel services in Europe and across the globe.


Colleen Gallagher, +1 703 236 1133, [email protected]

About the Global Business Travel Association
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and meetings trade organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. GBTA’s 9,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA and the GBTA Foundation deliver world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media to a growing global network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts. To learn how business travel drives lasting business growth,

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