Statement & Information on Brussels Attacks

*Updated March 28 at 10:20 AM ET*

Today, GBTA issued the following quote from GBTA President Christle Johnson:

“GBTA is deeply saddened by the news of the terrorist attacks this morning in Brussels,” said Christle Johnson, GBTA president. “Dozens of innocent people were killed in an attack that was more than just an attack on an airport and a metro system, but an attack on all of us and our way of life. On behalf of GBTA, I want to express my deepest sympathies to the people of Brussels and to those directly impacted by these attacks. Today we stand with the people of Brussels.”

Below find the latest information and resources on the attacks:

General News:

How to check on family and friends: Facebook is offering an “I’m Safe” service. The emergency line that has been set up in Belgium is: +32 02753 7300

3 more face terror charges in Brussels; death toll rises – USA Today

Brussels Airline Decamps After Terrorist Bomb Wrecks Main Hub – Bloomberg

Tensions Erupt in Brussels, and Police in 4 Countries Make Arrests – The New York Times

Brussels Attacks: Naim al-Hamed Reportedly Is 5th Suspect – NBC News

Police Raids Underway in Belgium as Manhunt Continues for Brussels Attacks Suspects – ABC News

Brussels Air restarts some flights from alternative airports in Belgium – USA Today

Brussels bombings: EU ministers to meet – The Guardian

Brussels attack: Man wanted in subway bombing – CNN

Fliers see bigger security presence at U.S. airports – USA Today

Stepped-up security is becoming a cost of doing business in an age of terrorism – The Washington Post

2 Brothers as Brussels Attackers; 3rd Suspect is Sought – The New York Times

First Brussels Bombings Victims Named as Stories of Survival Emerge – The Guardian

ISIL Claims Responsibility for Brussels Attack that Killed Dozens – USA Today

Live: At Least 31 Dead in Brussels Train Bombings – Le Monde

Brussels Airport to Remain Closed Wednesday – Yahoo News

Terror attacks strike Brussels – Politico

Brussels Attacks: Live Blog – Politico Europe

Brussels terror: 34 killed in explosions at airport, subway station – CNN

Brussels explosions: David Cameron condemns ‘savage’ attacks – BBC

Death Toll Rises in Brussels Blasts – Travel Mole

Live: Bombings in Brussels: At Lease 8 Wounded French – L’Express

Brussels Attack: Ohio Business People React – The Cleveland Plain Dealer


Statement by Secretary Jeh C. Johnson on the Attacks Today in Brussels, Belgium

Belgian Prime Minister calls for solidarity

Statement by President of the European Council Donald Tusk following the terrorist attacks in Brussels

President Duda offers condolences to families of Brussels attacks victims

Obama on terror attacks: ‘We stand in solidarity’ with Belgium

Increased Security:

U.S. Officials, Travelers on Alert After Brussels Blasts – NBC News

Major US airports, transit systems ramp up security after Brussels attacks – Fox News

London Airport Steps Up Security – Travel Mole

NY, Washington ramp up security after Brussels attacks – Agence France-Presse Global Post

NYPD Increases Security in Response to Brussels Attack – NBC New York

D.C. Metro Increases Security After Brussels Terrorist Attack – Georgetown Patch

MCO: Expect increased security at airport in response to Brussels attacks – WESH.com Orlando

Duty of Care Resources:

Europe Travel Alert – U.S. State Department

Security Message – U.S. Embassy in Brussels, Belgium

Security Advice to Travellers – French Government

Keeping Business Travelers Safe in an Uncertain Time – Case Study from Paris Attacks

Preparing for Crisis in Today’s Risky World – Recap from GBTA Risk Committee Webinar

10 Duty of Care Tips from GBTA’s Risk Committee – GBTA Blog

Additional GBTA Resources (You will need to log-in to GBTA Hub to access these documents and webinars.)

Security Guidelines For Domestic And Foreign Travel
Travel Risk Management Strategies — How To Select A TRM Partner For Your Program
Travel Risk Management
Incorporating Event And Meeting Risk Management Into Your Hotel Program
Security Services Request For Proposal
“C’est La Vie?”: A Step-By-Step Guide To Building A Travel Risk Management Program
Traveler Tracking & Risk Management Solutions

An Ounce Of Prevention: Planning Support For Global Travelers And Expatriates
Introduction To Travel Risk Management
Mitigating The Risks Of International Travel For Women: What Organizations Can Do