Earlier this week, 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.
View the full letter here.