GBTA News and Commentary

GBTA is the voice of the global business travel industry. GBTA leadership and members are often sought as experts to comment on wide-ranging issues affecting our industry. Our news, editorials and perspectives bring to life the latest business travel industry insights, trends, advocacy, events, research and education.


 

Travel Coalition Supports the TSA Modernization Act

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Alexandria, VA (October 24, 2017) – Today, a coalition of travel associations sent a letter to the Senate Leadership urging support for S. 1872, the TSA Modernization Act. A copy of that letter can be found here. The TSA Modernization Act would advance the deployment of new technologies at security checkpoints, mitigate risks to public areas at airports, and reduce delays in air travel. The bill would also give the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) additional tools to expand TSA PreCheck, a valuable trusted traveler program that increases security at the checkpoint while providing for expedited screening.

Asia Pacific Business Travelers Identify Top Challenges They Face on the Road

Frictionless Travel Can Impact Employee Recruitment and Retention

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Alexandria, VA (October 10, 2017) – Time spent in transit is the most challenging aspect of business travel, according a new report released today by the GBTA Foundation – the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association. The work environment while travelling, layovers and rebooking flights and hotel stays also topped the list of most challenging aspects for Asia Pacific business travellers.

Latin American Business Travelers Identify Top Challenges They Face on the Road

Frictionless Travel Can Impact Employee Recruitment and Retention

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Alexandria, VA (October 10, 2017) – Time spent in transit is the most challenging aspect of business travel, according a new report released today by the GBTA Foundation – the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association. Layovers, changing a flight or train reservation mid-trip, the work environment while traveling and changing a lodging reservation during the trip also topped the list of most challenging aspects for Latin American business travelers.

European Business Travellers Identify Top Challenges They Face on the Road

Frictionless Travel Can Impact Employee Recruitment and Retention

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Alexandria, VA (October 10, 2017) – Time spent in transit is the most challenging aspect of business travel, according a new report released today by the GBTA Foundation – the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association. Layovers, changing a reservation mid-trip, work environment while travelling and preparing expense reports also topped the list of most challenging aspects for European business travellers.

North American Business Travellers Identify Top Challenges They Face on the Road

Frictionless Travel Can Impact Employee Recruitment and Retention

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Alexandria, VA (October 10, 2017) – Time spent in transit is the most challenging aspect of business travel, according to a new report released today by the GBTA Foundation – the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association. Layovers, changing a flight or train reservation mid-trip, the work environment while traveling and preparing expense reports also topped the list of most challenging aspects for North American business travelers.

Travel Ban Expanded to Include Chad, North Korea and Venezuela

Restrictions Tailored By Country

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Alexandria, VA (September 25, 2017) – Yesterday the President and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced enhanced global security measures that included adding Chad, North Korea and Venezuela to the list of countries subject to travel restrictions. Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia are again included in this order, while restrictions placed on the Sudan have been lifted.

GBTA Announces Partnership with MPI to Deliver New Meeting and Event Education Track at Upcoming Conference

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London, 18 September 2017- The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) today announced the two associations are collaborating to present meeting and event focused education at GBTA Conference 2017 Frankfurt in Partnership with VDR, taking place in Frankfurt, 28-30 November.

GBTA Kicks off India Conference in New Delhi

GBTA Honors Indian Members with Prestigious Business Travel Professional Service Award

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New Delhi (18 August 2017) - The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)—the voice of the global business travel industry, kicked off GBTA Conference 2017 New Delhi today as part of its India Conference Series 2017. The annual flagship education and networking event for GBTA India, the conference will deliver a knowledge forum on best practices across the business travel lifecycle through a mix of panel discussions and presentations.

GBTA Announces 2017-2019 Global Board of Directors

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Alexandria, VA (August 16, 2017) - The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)—the voice of the global business travel industry, announced three newly elected members to its Board of Directors following the 2017 election during GBTA Convention 2017 in Boston. Christle Johnson, Vice President, Travel & Business Services, Johnson Downie LLC, will serve as President for a second term. Rita Visser Director, Global Travel Sourcing and GPO, Oracle, will serve as the new GBTA Vice President. Johnson and Visser were elected by GBTA Direct Members (business travel buyers), and will serve two-year terms.

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Colleen Gallagher

Vice President, Communications
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