Alexandria, VA (March 23, 2020)—The following statement can be attributed to GBTA COO and Executive Director Scott Solombrino:
“The coronavirus has completely upended the global travel industry. Business travel is a global economic driver, directly or indirectly supporting one in every seven jobs. GBTA supports the following requests on the part of the aviation, hotel, travel management companies (TMC) and ground transportation industries for federal assistance in helping them achieve financial stabilization.
GBTA is in favor of all efforts to maintain these critical aspects of the global economy.”
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, visit www.gbta.org.