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 Honors Outstanding Members

Alexandria, VA (August 27, 2018) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – awarded three distinguished members during GBTA Convention 2018 in San Diego. Direct Member of the Year—Stephen Gheerow, Travel Services Manager, Ford Foundation Direct Member of the Year—Connie Smith, Manager of Global Services, McCain…

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GBTA Testifies at House Homeland Security Subcommittee Hearing, Addresses TSA PreCheck Program and the Economic Impact of Travel Ban

Today, I testified on behalf of GBTA at a hearing held by the Homeland Security Committee’s House Subcommittee on Transportation and Protective Security. The purpose of the hearing, Addressing The TSA Checkpoint: The PreCheck Program and Airport Wait Times, was to examine both TSA, GAO, and private sector stakeholder perspectives relating to the TSA PreCheck program, as well as the agency’s airport wait times mitigation strategy going into the busy Summer travel season.

TSA Talks What’s Next for PreCheck at GBTA Legislative Summit
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TSA Talks What’s Next for PreCheck at GBTA Legislative Summit

Simone Davis, Executive DHS Liaison Officer, Transportation Security Administration spoke about TSA PreCheck at the 15th Annual GBTA Legislative Summit, an event that brings more than 100 travel professionals to Washington, D.C. to meet with lawmakers to share opinions on key issues. Davis discussed the intelligence driven risk-based security system with attendees. She stated that…

Potential Return of Long Security Lines Loom Large If Changes Aren’t Made
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Potential Return of Long Security Lines Loom Large If Changes Aren’t Made

This spring as the busy summer travel season approached, long security lines at airports were becoming a serious issue. People were being asked to arrive at the airport earlier and earlier as wait times continued to swell. An influx of funding, collaboration between TSA with airports and airlines and increased enrollment in TSA PreCheck helped…

TSA PreCheck Enrollment: Coming to a City Near You
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TSA PreCheck Enrollment: Coming to a City Near You

If you’ve ever flown on a plane, you’ve heard and seen the name TSA PreCheck more times than you can count, but you may still be wondering what the program is, or what the benefits in enrolling are. TSA PreCheck is an expedited screening program developed to improve the travel experience and reduce airport security…

TSA CMO Talks Expanding TSA PreCheck Enrollment at Legislative Symposium

TSA CMO Talks Expanding TSA PreCheck Enrollment at Legislative Symposium

John Sammon, chief marketing officer at TSA PreCheck spoke this morning at the 14th Annual Legislative Symposium, an event that brings more than 100 business travel professionals to Washington, D.C. to meet with lawmakers to share opinions on key industry issues. Sammon told the packed room that TSA PreCheck’s goal is to have 25 million…

Rep. John Katko Speaks Passionately To GBTA Members About Travel Security
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Rep. John Katko Speaks Passionately To GBTA Members About Travel Security

Rep. John Katko (R-NY) was a featured speaker today at the 14th Annual GBTA Legislative Symposium, an event that brings business travel professionals to Washington, D.C. to meet with lawmakers to share opinions on key industry issues. Rep. Katko spoke passionately about the bills he has worked so hard to get passed in the House….