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Weekly News Roundup

Here are some top travel news stories from the past week. Choice Hotels International, which has long had family-friendly brands, has announced that it will turn its focus on corporate travel. The Rockville, Md.-based company will launch a nationwide advertising campaign June 17 to capture a greater share of corporate travel after years of making…

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GBTA Members Ask Congress to Stop Diverting 9-11 Security Fee, Expand Visa Waiver Program and Establish Working Group on Ground Transportation

GBTA hosted its 17th annual Legislative Summit last week. Over 130 GBTA members representing 23 states attended, calling on lawmakers to ensure the entire 9-11 Aviation Security Fee is used for airport security and passenger facilitation, to further strengthen national security and expand international travel through the Visa Waiver Program and to support a working…

GBTA Ladders – 2019 Competition Finalists

A fierce competition took place at the National Union Building last Wednesday, as four teams contended for the coveted opportunity to present at a Convention education session. Team Jim, Team April, Team Erin and Andy, and self-titled Team Survivor went head-to-head during the fifth annual GBTA Ladders Summit, delivering unique presentations on products and services…

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Don’t Forget Ground Transportation When Talking About Business Travel

Throughout most of the 17th annual Legislative Summit, I drove home the message that business travel is important both to the U.S. economy and to the nation’s workforce. And one of the ways we achieve that is by having well-run airports and successful airlines. But how do we get to the airports? We now have…

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On the Road Again, GBTA Discusses Rules of the Road at Annual Legislative Summit and Fly-In

At today’s 17th Annual Legislative Summit, we’ll be live blogging our top issues. You can also follow along on Twitter: @GlobalBTA and join in the conversation with #GBTALegSummit. First up, we talked through GBTA’s recently updated Rules of the Road. GBTA developed the Rules of the Road in order to make the global travel systems…

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More Airport Taxes Just Won’t Fly

Currently, some in Congress want to double the current Passenger Facility Charge (PFC), and others even want to remove the cap altogether, meaning airports would be able to increase the PFC as much as they want. Today, GBTA joined Travelers United, Americans for Tax Reform and Airlines for America in opposition to raising the PFC. The…

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Automation, Fragmentation and Consolidation Were the Hot Topics of GBTA Conference 2018 Berlin in Partnership with VDR

BERLIN (4 December 2018) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – and German business travel buyer association VDR – wrapped up their fifth successful joint conference in Europe this week with record-breaking attendance. The event brought together nearly 1,100 attendees from 30+ countries for unparalleled networking,…

GBTA Supports FAA Reauthorization Bill

Alexandria, VA (September 24, 2018) – Congress has put forth a bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Bill as the September 30th deadline to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration looms. GBTA issued a letter to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in support of H.R. 302. “GBTA is pleased Congress has crafted a bipartisan FAA Reauthorization bill,” said Michael…

GBTA Announces Safety & Security Panel at GBTA Convention 2018

Alexandria, VA (July 10, 2018) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced a new panel in an exciting line-up of Center Stage content for the 50th edition of GBTA Convention, held August 11-15, 2018 in San Diego: The Challenges of Security in Today’s Volatile World….