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.


 

GBTA Urges Congress to Resist Imposing Burdensome Changes on Successful Visa Waiver Program

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Alexandria, VA (March 11, 2015) – The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has scheduled a hearing to take place this Thursday, March 12. The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables citizens of European countries and US allies to travel to the United States for up to 90 days without obtaining a visa.  The following statement can be attributed to Michael W. McCormick, executive director and COO of the Global Business Travel Association.

GBTA's Global Business Travel Magazine Named Travel Media Competition Winner

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Alexandria, VA (March 11, 2015) – Global Business Travel magazine was named a Gold Prize winner in the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) 2014 Awards Competition in the Trade Travel Article category. This awards competition, now in its 23rd year, honors the “best of the best” in travel writing, photography and promotion that cover all aspects of the travel industry worldwide.

早期迹象显示中国经济政策 对商务旅行、经济增长产生长期积极影响

GBTA 基金会报告显示中国商务旅行支出 将在 2015、2016 年继续呈现两位数增长

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上海(2015 年 3 月 10 日)— GBTA 基金会是全球商务旅行协会 (GBTA) 的教育和研究分支机构,该基金会今天宣布了最新《GBTA BTI™ 展望 - 中国》报告的结果,该报告是一份半年分析报告,将国内外即将发生的经济活动与其结果对中国商务旅行市场带来的影响相联系。该报告由 Visa Inc. 赞助,包括 GBTA BTI™;后者是一个商务旅行支出指数,研究一段时期的市场表现。

Signs Show Economic Policies in China Having Long Term Positive Impact on Business Travel

GBTA Foundation Report Shows China Business Travel Spend Will Continue to See Double Digit Increases in 2015, 2016

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Shanghai (March 10, 2015) – The GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), today announces the results of its latest GBTA BTI™ Outlook – China report, a semi-annual analysis that relates unfolding economic events at home and abroad to their resulting impacts on China’s business travel market. The report, sponsored by Visa Inc., includes the GBTA BTI™; an index of business travel spending that distills market performance over a period of time.

GBTA Supports Amtrak Reform Bill

Bill Improves the Transportation Network for Business Travelers

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Alexandria, VA (March 4, 2015) – The House today passed the Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act (H.R. 749),  which makes overdue reforms for Amtrak, including the critical Northeast Corridor. The statement below can be attributed to Michael W. McCormick, Executive Director and COO of the Global Business Travel Association.

GBTA Relieved DHS Shutdown Averted

Uncertainty Over Funding for DHS Demonstrates Need for Long-Term Funding, Planning

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Alexandria, VA (March 3, 2015) – Today, Congress passed legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security through the rest of this fiscal year, ensuring that the agency will continue to operate normally. The statement below can be attributed to Michael W. McCormick, Executive Director and COO of the Global Business Travel Association.

GBTA Severely Disappointed in Congress’ Failure to Fully Fund DHS

Stop Gap Measure Provides Only One More Week of Funding

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Alexandria, VA (February 28, 2015) – Last night, Congress passed a bill that provides one more week of funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) when legislators will again attempt to pass a full-year funding bill. The statement below can be attributed to Michael W. McCormick, Executive Director and COO of the Global Business Travel Association.
 

GBTA назначила первого регионального директора в России

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Международная Ассоциация Делового Туризма назначила Татьяну Широкову на должность регионального директора в России. Это первое назначение Ассоциации на российском рынке, куда она вышла в 2013 году.

GBTA Supports DOC, DHS Plan to Improve Inbound Air Travelers’ Experience

Initiatives Underscore the Importance of International Travel to the US Economy and Highlight the Critical Need to Maintain DHS Funding

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Alexandria, VA (February 13, 2015) – Responding to the Department of Commerce (DOC) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report, “Supporting Travel and Tourism to Grow Our Economy and Create More Jobs: A National Goal on the International Arrivals Process and Airport-Specific Action Plans,” Michael W. McCormick, Executive Director and COO of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) issued the following statement:

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