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.


 

Business Travelers Rate How Safe Travel Feels to Top Developed and Emerging Destinations

Business Travelers Rate How Safe Travel Feels to Top Developed and Emerging Destinations

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Alexandria, VA (March 16, 2017) – Business travelers view terrorism as the greatest safety risk they face on the road, according to a new study released today by the GBTA Foundation, the research and education arm of the Global Business Travel Association. Almost half (45 percent) rank it as their greatest concern when traveling for business, much higher than the share indicating street crime (15 percent), illness/disease outbreaks/sanitation (13 percent), property crime/theft (12 percent), kidnapping (8 percent) or natural disasters (6 percent).

Companies Expect Ongoing International Travel Disruption Resulting From Revised Travel Ban

Companies Expect Ongoing International Travel Disruption Resulting From Revised Travel Ban

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Alexandria, VA (March 8, 2017) - The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, polled its U.S. and European members this week to assess the business travel impact of President Trump’s revised executive order on travel. 

 

GBTA Announces Turkish Airlines Chairman Ilker Ayci as Featured Speaker at GBTA Convention 2017

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Alexandria, VA (March 2, 2017) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced Turkish Airlines Chairman Ilker Ayci will be a featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2017, July 15-19 in Boston. A one-on-one interview with Ilker Ayci will take place at Center Stage on Monday, July 17.

GBTA Statement on President Trump’s First Address to Congress

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Alexandria, VA (March 1, 2017) On Tuesday night, President Trump delivered his first address to Congress. In his address, he said he will be asking Congress to approve legislation that produces a $1 trillion investment in the infrastructure of the United States -- financed through both public and private capital --- creating millions of new jobs. The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the business travel industry, issued the following statement in response.

GBTA Announces Rana Walker as Featured Speaker at GBTA Conference 2017 Mexico City – Mexico, Central America & Caribbean

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Mexico City, Mexico (February 16, 2017) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced Rana Walker as a featured speaker at GBTA Conference 2017 Mexico City – Mexico, Central America & Caribbean, March 22-24. Rana Walker, an award-winning public speaker and corporate consultant, will speak at Center Stage on Friday, March 24 during the closing lunch session “The Future is Now – Exciting Advancements in Travel Technology”.

GBTA Announces World Champion & Gold Medalist Michael Phelps as Featured Speaker at GBTA Convention 2017

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Alexandria, VA (February 7, 2017) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced Michael Phelps will be a featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2017, July 15-19 in Boston. A conversation with Michael Phelps, one of the most decorated athletes in the history of sport, will take place at Convention Arena on Wednesday, July 19.

 

President Trump's Travel Ban Creates Likely Short- and Long-term Travel Disruption

However Conflicting Views On Support Result In Wide-Ranging Industry Reaction

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Alexandria, VA (February 2, 2017) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the business travel industry, polled its U.S. members this week on President Trump’s executive order banning travel to the United States of citizens from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.

India is World’s Fastest Growing Major Business Travel Market in 2016 Despite Demonetization Fears

India Poised to Move Up from 10th Largest Global Business Travel Market to 6th By 2019

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Delhi/Mumbai (February 1, 2017) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation, the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced the results of its latest GBTA BTI™ Outlook – India report, a semi-annual analysis that relates unfolding economic events at home and abroad to their resulting impacts on India’s business travel market. The report reveals continued double digit business travel spending growth for India, despite fears of fallout from the country’s demonetization efforts.

GBTA Commends Confirmation of Elaine Chao as New Transportation Secretary

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Alexandria, VA (January 31, 2017) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the business travel industry, commends the Senate for the confirmation of Elaine Chao as the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The following statement can be attributed to Michael W. McCormick, GBTA executive director and COO.

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