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Convention Insights

Business travel is on the road to recovery, as evidenced by the insights and turnout at the GBTA Convention held last week in Orlando, FL. After navigating months of pandemic-related planning, over 3,500 registered professionals from more than 20 countries gathered to hear from expert speakers, professional education and exhibitors. 

The industry coming back together truly reinforces the power and value of meeting in person. So much of the focus and experience was centered around quality. Quality of the content, quality in education programs, and quality in the meetings held on the Expo floor. Engagement was high and connecting on a personal level was invigorating for so many.

After a GBTA Convention like no other, we're all looking forward to getting back to business and back to travel. If you weren't in attendance, don't miss the opportunity to catch Convention Replay featuring the highlights on demand starting november 29th.

And don't miss our upcoming in-person events including GBTA Europe in Berlin in Partnership with VDR in just a few weeks.

November 22, 2021: GBTA Convention 2021: Setting the Pace for What’s Next
November 23, 2021: Navigating Business, when Business as Usual Isn’t
November 24, 2021: Spotlight on: Leslie Andrews
November 27, 2021: ICYMI

GBTA Convention 2021 News

November 15, 2021: International Arrivals Surge Under New U.S. Travel Rules
November 16 2021: A Look Back, A Time To Go Forward
November 17, 2021: GBTA BTI: Business Travel Expected To Fully Recover by 2024
November 18, 2021: What’s Making News At GBTA Convention 2021
November 19, 2021: Sustainability And Mobilizing Our Industry For Change

Welcome Back World!

This is the feeling from so many international travelers heading into the U.S. now that the COVID-19 travel ban has ended. People from dozens of countries are booking flights and arriving into the US after more than 600 days of restricted entry. We're looking forward to seeing everyone traveling to GBTA Convention in Orlando next week, coming together for the flagship business travel event!

November 8, 2021: Outlook For Travel Management 2022 And Beyond
November 9, 2021:  It’s Time For Ready. Safe. Meet!
November 10, 2021: “Welcome Back, World”
November 11, 2021: Making The Case For Business Travel
November 12, 2021:  Is Bleisure Having a New Moment?
November 13, 2021: Weekly ICYMI


Convention Countdown

We're less than two weeks away from GBTA Convention 2021 in Orlando, Florida and everyone is buzzing with excitement. Check out what GBTA members and the GBTA team have been saying in these final few days to Convention and don't forget to grab your spot too! With two ways to experience Convention, you can choose the right path for you, whether that's joining us in-person in Orlando or connecting virtually with Convention Reply. Whatever path you choose, we'll be creating what's next in business travel together!

November 1, 2021: Show The World That You Mean Business
November 2, 2021Check-In With Suzanne: Getting Back Out And About
November 3, 2021Spotlight on WINiT by GBTA’s WINiTIn45 Webinar Series
November 4, 2021How Europe Is Getting Back To Travel
November 5, 2021When A Monday Is A Good Thing
November 6, 2021: Weekly ICYMI



October 1, 2021: Convention Replay: A New Option To Experience GBTA Convention 2021
October 2, 2021: Weekly ICYMI
October 5, 2021: Return to Business Travel and the Changing Role of the Travel Manager
October 6, 2021Check-In With Suzanne: What Will Business Travel Recovery Look Like?
October 7, 2021Spotlight On: Maren Hanschke
October 8, 2021IATA Survey: Frustration With Travel Restrictions Grows
October 9, 2021Why Good Is No Longer Good Enough When It Comes To DEI
October 10, 2021Weekly ICYMI
October 12, 2021Check-In With Suzanne: Education As Our Unsung Hero
October 13, 2021Spotlight On: Allison Ausband
October 14, 2021Help GBTA Recognize The People Who Make A Difference
October 15, 2021GBTA Weighs In: U.S. To Reopen Canada and Mexico Land Borders
October 16, 2021Weekly ICYMI
October 18, 2021The Cheer Heard Around The World For Business Travel
October 19, 2021Check-In With Suzanne: Brighter And Better Ahead
October 20, 2021Spotlight on WINiT by GBTA’s Top 50 Women in Travel
October 21, 2021Business Travel Recovery On The Rise
October 22, 2021Board Spotlight: On DEI And Making More Room At The Table
October 23, 2021: Weekly ICYMI
October 25, 2021: Is The Business Travel Industry Going Back To The Office?
October 26, 2021Check-In with Suzanne: Making Sure Your Voice Is Heard
October 27, 2021Spotlight on: Marilyn Markham
October 28, 2021Further Clarity Comes To The Easing of U.S. Border Restrictions
October 29, 2021The Word On The Street About GBTA Convention 2021
October 30, 2021: Weekly ICYMI


September 1, 2021: Spotlight On: Christina Woronchak
September 2, 2021: Business Travel Recovery Poll: Realistic Present, Future Outlook
September 3, 2021: GBTA Ladders: It’s Time To Invest In Our Future
September 4, 2021: Weekly ICYMI
September 7, 2021: Check-In with Suzanne: Putting Safety First At Convention 2021
September 8, 2021: Spotlight On: Fox World Travel, 2021 WINiT Award Winner for Company Culture
September 9, 2021: Advocating for Business Travel’s Return
September 10, 2021: GBTA Calls For Details On Return To International Travel
September 11, 2021: Weekly ICYMI
September 13, 2021: How Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Reshape Corporate Meeting and Event Planning?
September 14, 2021: Check-In with Suzanne: Adapting is the New Normal in Business Travel
September 15, 2021: Spotlight On: Michelle Ward
September 16, 2021: Board Spotlight: Learning, Adapting and Coming Together
September 17, 2021: GBTA Joins The View from the Top at the Business Travel Conference
September 18, 2021: Weekly ICYMI
September 20, 2021: GBTA Is On The Move
September 21, 2021: Check-In with Suzanne: Now More Than Ever, #BusinessNeedsTravel
September 22, 2021: Spotlight On: Mary Kohler
September 23, 2021: Business Travel’s Continued Slowed Recovery, New Travel Program Approaches
September 24, 2021: Getting CLEAR on GBTA Convention Health and Safety
September 25, 2021: Weekly ICYMI
September 27, 2021: "Business needs travel. And so do I."
September 28, 2021: Check-In with Suzanne: A New Way To Bring GBTA Convention To You
September 29, 2021: Spotlight On: Silke Koehnecke
September 30, 2021: How The U.S. “TourBus” Wants to Revive Business Travel


August 2, 2021: A Four-point Framework for International Business Travel
August 3, 2021: Stepping Through the Door
August 4, 2021: Spotlight On: Jeannette Ross
August 5, 2021: Momentum for International Travel
August 6, 2021: It Pays to Be Heard
August 7, 2021: Weekly ICYMI
August 9, 2021: WINiT Ramps up for the Future
August 10, 2021: Future of the Workforce in Business Travel
August 11, 2021: Spotlight On: Christina Reichelt
August 12, 2021: A Corporate Pulse Check with GBTA’s Suzanne Neufang on Zeno Labs Live
August 13, 2021: Europe – Pushing Forward on Travel and Green Initiatives
August 14, 2021: Weekly ICYMI
August 16, 2021: GBTA Allied Leadership Council Elects New Leaders
August 17, 2021: Check-In with Suzanne: GBTA and American Airlines Bring Sherpa to Our Members
August 18, 2021: Spotlight On: Katharine W. Farrell
August 19, 2021: Women in Tech, Episode 5
August 20, 2021: The Talk Around Travel Bans
August 21, 2021: Weekly ICYMI
August 23, 2021: Singapore May Test Business Travel from Some Nations Next Month
August 24, 2021: Check-In with Suzanne: The Buzz Around Sustainability and Business Travel
August 25, 2021: Spotlight On: Michelle De Costa
August 26, 2021: Business Travel Continues Moving but COVID-19 Variants Introduce Uncertainty
August 27, 2021: New GBTA Podcast: Travel Bookings, Recovery and the Road Ahead
August 28, 2021: Weekly ICYMI
August 30, 2021: IATA Calls for EU Digital COVID Certificate to Become Global Standard
August 31, 2021: Check-In with Suzanne: A Realistic Present, An Optimistic Future