GBTA Statement on Amtrak Train Derailment Tragedy

Alexandra, VA (May 13, 2015) – On Tuesday evening, May 12th, an Amtrak train traveling from Washington, DC to New York derailed in Philadelphia. The statement below can be attributed to Michael W. McCormick, Executive Director and COO of the Global Business Travel Association.

“The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) offers our deepest condolences to the Amtrak tragedy’s victims and their loved ones. As rescue efforts continue, our hearts and thoughts are with all those affected by the derailment.”

CONTACT: Colleen Lerro, +1 703-236-1133, [email protected]
Gayle Kansagor, +1 202-295-8775, [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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