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GBTA U.S. Advocacy Newsletter – February 2024

Welcome to the February edition of the GBTA U.S. Advocacy Newsletter designed to keep you up to date with what’s happening in relation to business travel in the US, and how GBTA is advocating on your behalf.  SummaryGBTA Action in the US Key Points ➤ US Canada Relations On February 2, GBTA attended a meeting with Canadian Ambassador Kirsten…

GBTA Board Spotlight: Connecting with Purpose at Convention  

In this feature series, GBTA’s Board of Directors share their views on topics that matter most to members, the industry and the way forward for business travel. Today’s guest author is GBTA Board member, Kevin Sullivan, Managing Director of Sales for Southwest Airlines.   Our industry is built on relationships, and through my experience, GBTA’s Annual Convention,…

Managing Your Travel Policy Amid Aircraft Concerns

With the recent aircraft safety incidents and the Max 9 still grounded, companies are now dealing with travelers’ concerns about flying on certain aircraft. We are all faced with balancing the travel policy and budgets as well as ensuring that travelers are comfortable. While some companies are taking a firm approach by prohibiting the use…

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Business Travel Industry Anticipates a Strong but Challenging 2024 According to Latest GBTA Poll

Global industry professionals report strength in business travel numbers, outlook on potential risks ahead, and how travel policies are evolving to meet the needs of a remote / hybrid workforce The global business travel industry has put the pandemic behind it and is riding a wave of momentum at the start of 2024. A majority…

GBTA Board Spotlight: Embracing the Power of Global Community and Collaboration

In this feature series, GBTA’s Board of Directors share their views on topics that matter most to members, the industry, and the way forward for business travel. Today’s guest author is GBTA Board President Mark Cuschieri. As we embark on a New Year, I’m filled with a sense of optimism and excitement for what lies ahead. …

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GBTA APAC Conference 2024 Returns to Singapore May 14-15 to Fuel the Region’s Business Travel Evolution

Registration now open for co-located event with Worldwide ERC which offers attendees insights, education, networking and more With business travel in Asia Pacific poised for continued transformation in the coming year and APAC business travel spending expected to reach $800 billion by 2027*, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world’s premier business travel and…

New Year New Risks

As we transition out of 2023 into a new year of business travel, travel managers and corporate security teams must be more prepared to address Travel Risk and Duty of Care.  As more business travelers are hitting the road or flying the friendly skies, it is critical to be aware of the changing threat landscape…

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Biden Administration Announces Plans to Accelerate Clean Transportation, GBTA Commits to Sustainable Procurement Criteria for Business Travel

GBTA and the GBTA Foundation took part in an announcement event today in Washington, D.C. where the Biden Administration unveiled new commitments to boost access to electric vehicles (EVs), save taxpayer dollars, and tackle the climate crisis, as well as new Federal employee travel guidelines on sustainable transportation use. Shane Downey, Vice President, Government and…

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3 Reasons Why COP28 Was a Historical Moment for Business Travel

Every year, there’s a lot of buzz around COP (which stands for “Conference of the Parties” to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, also known as UNFCCC). I had the unique opportunity to attend this year’s COP28 held in Dubai, representing the global business travel industry and GBTA.  Whether you’re skeptical or not…