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Message From the Office of the GBTA President

Given this afternoon’s announcement that the U.S. will join other countries in grounding Boeing 737 MAX aircrafts, GBTA recognizes that many of our members are looking for information and answers. First, I want to express my sincere sympathies to the families and friends of those who were on board Ethiopian Airlines flight 302.

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83 Percent of Female Business Travelers Report Safety Concern or Incident in Past Year

Alexandria, VA (October 18, 2018) – More than 8 in 10 (83 percent) women say they have experienced one or more safety-related concerns or incidents while traveling for business in the past year, according to new research from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) in partnership with AIG Travel. Key findings from the survey of women…

Access to Risk Management Services Still Far From Universal
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Access to Risk Management Services Still Far From Universal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:        Colleen Lerro Gallagher, +1 315-447-2331, [email protected] Marianne Varkiani, +1 703-236-1164, [email protected]   Access to Risk Management Services Still Far From Universal Duty of Care Made Difficult by Lack of Visibility into Travel Plans FRANKFURT (November 28, 2017) – The vast majority of business travellers feel their companies take…

Travel Ban Expanded to Include Chad, North Korea and Venezuela
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Travel Ban Expanded to Include Chad, North Korea and Venezuela

Travel Ban Expanded to Include Chad, North Korea and Venezuela Restrictions Tailored By Country Yesterday the President and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced enhanced global security measures that included adding Chad, North Korea and Venezuela to the list of countries subject to travel restrictions. Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia are again…

TSA Announces New U.S. Airport Screening Procedures for Electronics in Carry-On Bags
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TSA Announces New U.S. Airport Screening Procedures for Electronics in Carry-On Bags

Today, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the implementation of stronger screening procedures for carry-on items that require travelers to place all electronics larger than a cell phone in bins for X-ray screening in standard lanes. This follows extensive testing and successful pilots at 10 airports, and will now expand to all U.S. airports during the weeks and…

CBP Previews Future of Biometric Exit at GBTA Legislative Summit
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CBP Previews Future of Biometric Exit at GBTA Legislative Summit

John Wagner, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations for Customs and Border Protection provided an overview of the new biometric exit model 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. Wagner told…

Travel Professionals Accept Direct Booking is Here to Stay,  Work to Gain Visibility into Cost Savings and Risk Management
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Travel Professionals Accept Direct Booking is Here to Stay, Work to Gain Visibility into Cost Savings and Risk Management

A new study from the GBTA Foundation, in partnership with Concur, explores priorities and challenges corporate travel programs face today. As the travel industry evolves in response to mobile technology and employee direct-booking behavior, travel professionals are finding they need to modernize their travel programs not only to control costs, but also to increase overall…