GBTA Alarmed by DHS Funding Fight’s Impact on Business Travel

Today, a Department of Homeland Security funding bill failed to pass a procedural vote. The statement below can be attributed to Michael W. McCormick, Executive Director and COO of the Global Business Travel Association. “The Global Business Travel Association is concerned that today’s vote failing to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security could have…

Week in Review
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Week in Review

Congress approved a short-term spending bill earlier this week avoiding a shutdown and keeping the government running through December 9. GBTA was pleased to see language included that will allow TSA to continue to fund increased personnel, however, a long-term solution is necessary. Travelers crave price transparency, according to Christopher Elliott in a USA Today…

Breaking News from GBTA Convention 2016
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Breaking News from GBTA Convention 2016

Every year leading travel companies from around the globe gather at GBTA Convention, and many use the event as a platform to announce their latest news, products and services. GBTA’s Media Day brings the latest breaking news into one place. Nearly 20 companies participated in the second annual Media Day to deliver their breaking news,…

Week in Review

Week in Review

Thursday’s Brexit vote dominated the news. With the results in and U.K. voters having chosen by a slim margin to leave the E.U., GBTA  issued a statement on the outcome. Skift reported on what the Brexit vote means for the global tourism industry. London’s Heathrow Airport is one of the biggest gateways to Europe, and…

GBTA Unveils Line-Up for Second Annual Media Day at Convention 2016

GBTA Unveils Line-Up for Second Annual Media Day at Convention 2016

The business of travel has brought the world within reach, with borders blurring and people intersecting in all corners of the globe. GBTA Convention brings the entire industry together every year making it a “do not miss” event. Every year there is a spectacular line up of speakers, educational offerings, the largest travel Expo floor…

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Week in Review

Start your Monday off by catching up on last week’s business travel news. In a show of continuing evolution of the airline industry, American Airlines is modifying its AAdvantage program according to The Motley Fool. Joining rivals United Continental and Delta, American Airlines confirmed that it will move to a revenue-based earning system for its…

Week in Review
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Week in Review

For Earth Day, airports and airlines are marking the day with environment-focused special events, according to USA Today. In major news this week, the Los Angeles Times covered a recent GBTA Foundation report showing China has surpassed the United States as the global leader in business travel spending. Entrepreneur also reported on the reasons behind…