Is The Safety of Your Business Travelers Worth 45 Minutes?

Is The Safety of Your Business Travelers Worth 45 Minutes?

Today GBTA announced the launch of a new Travel Risk Management Maturity Model (TRM3™) Self-Assessment Tool created in partnership with iJET International. Duty of care is a major component of a travel buyer’s job. Travel security risks or medical emergencies can happen anywhere and anytime in today’s world, so it is imperative for organizations to…

CBP Announces Additional Enhancements to the Electronic System for Travel Authorization

CBP Announces Additional Enhancements to the Electronic System for Travel Authorization

GBTA has been closely following developments with the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) as steps have been taken to continue to strengthen this important security program. The VWP is a critically important element in America’s efforts to protect our homeland. Since its inception in 1986, it has evolved into a comprehensive security partnership with our closest…

Keeping Business Travelers Safe in an Uncertain Time
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Keeping Business Travelers Safe in an Uncertain Time

Today, GBTA released a new poll showing continued resiliency in business travel following the Paris attacks. More than 90 percent of U.S. and European business travel buyers now report that their company’s travel to and within Europe has remained largely unaffected by the Paris terrorist attacks. This shows increased levels of resiliency since the immediate…

New Survey Finds Satisfaction Significantly Higher for Business Travelers Enrolled in TSA PreCheck
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New Survey Finds Satisfaction Significantly Higher for Business Travelers Enrolled in TSA PreCheck

Navigating airport security is one of the most important parts of the modern travel process, yet, at times, it can be the most frustrating. Every day, as business travelers enter security lines at airports, their blood pressure increases as they wait in line to take off their shoes, remove their belts and place laptops in…

GBTA Poll Shows European Business Travel Remains Resilient  Despite Paris Attacks and Threats to Brussels
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GBTA Poll Shows European Business Travel Remains Resilient Despite Paris Attacks and Threats to Brussels

Last week GBTA released a poll of U.S. business travel buyers about their company’s travel to Europe. The poll showed U.S. travel to Europe remained resilient despite the attacks. We also surveyed European business travel buyers last week and issued the following statement today regarding the survey: GBTA Poll Shows European Business Travel Remains Resilient…

A Strong, Secure Visa Waiver Program Protects America

A Strong, Secure Visa Waiver Program Protects America

When President Obama addressed the nation Sunday night to discuss the threat from ISIS, he seemed to suggest that one of America’s most important and effective security programs – the Visa Waiver Program – should be placed under review. However, the President misspoke, and the White House corrected the error within minutes. This correction is…

GBTA Risk Committee Chair Reflects on Paris Attacks and Crisis Preparation
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GBTA Risk Committee Chair Reflects on Paris Attacks and Crisis Preparation

The following is a guest blog post from the chair of our Risk Committee. Erin reflects on the Paris attacks and the understanding that travel security risks exist everywhere and that anything can happen anywhere in the world at any time. You will also find more links below her post to resources created by the GBTA…

GBTA Supports DHS Call to Strengthen Visa Waiver Program

GBTA Supports DHS Call to Strengthen Visa Waiver Program

Yesterday, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson issued a statement saying Congress can help strengthen the Visa Waiver Program by codifying into law recent enhancements already made to the program and by fully funding the Obama administration’s budget request for aviation security. To be a viable economic driver, travel must first and foremost…

How Much Do Expense Reports Really Cost a Company?

How Much Do Expense Reports Really Cost a Company?

Recently the GBTA Foundation released a study, in partnership with HRS, to better understand the expense reporting process at companies across the globe, to learn about the pain points in the process and to identify areas of opportunity to improve existing practices. One of the key takeaways discovered in the study is the true costs…