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GBTA Honours Jan-Christoph Oetjen with Navigator Award for Championing Business Travel in Europe

GBTA announces MEP and Vice-President of the European Parliament Jan-Christoph Oetjen (Renew Europe, Germany) as the recipient of its prestigious “GBTA Navigator Award.” The GBTA Navigator Award is given to elected officials who have proven to be strong advocates of the business travel industry. First introduced by GBTA in 2016, this is the first time…

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GBTA Applauds Prioritization of TSA Funding and Investment as Part of U.S. Government Budget  

Approved $1.2 trillion budget package for FY 2024 includes reallocating airfare fees for TSA upgrades and expansion which supports better efficiency and safety while traveling  The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) commends the inclusion of a provision in the recently-passed $1.2 trillion 2024 federal government spending package which reinstates revenue collected from airline ticket security…

Transparency is Key to a Successful Buyer/Supplier Relationship

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, Sue Spear, Sr. Manager, Travel and Fleet at Cengage Learning. In the business travel world, buyers and suppliers often engage in…

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GBTA Launches Industry’s First Global Sustainable Procurement Standards to Pave the Way for Responsible Practices in Business Travel

Industry-wide, open-source solution provides corporate travel managers with a harmonized approach for requesting information on suppliers’ sustainability practices, starting with the aviation sector The GBTA Foundation, the charitable arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), has launched GBTA Sustainable Procurement Standards, an educational resource that corporate travel buyers worldwide can utilize to make informed…

Elevate Your Organization’s Travel Risk Management with Insights from the GBTA TRM Supplier Survey

Are you looking for help selecting a travel risk management supplier? The GBTA Risk Committee can help!  Launched in 2023, the GBTA Travel Risk Management Supplier Capabilities Survey supports our travel buyers in adopting ISO 31030:2021 Travel Risk Management – Guidance for Organizations.  The survey helps our members to better understand the key elements of…

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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…