May 3, 2023

News to Know

GBTA Commends Biden Administration Ending COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Non-U.S. Travelers

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, supports the decision and recent announcement by the Biden Administration to no longer require non-U.S. travelers entering the United States via air, land and seaports of entry to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide related proof of vaccination upon request.

Effective May 12, the move coincides with the Biden Administration’s end of the coronavirus public health emergency and the Presidential Proclamation on air travel, which also takes effect on the same day.

GBTA has been active throughout the pandemic in supporting the safe and thoughtful re-opening of the U.S. and return to travel, especially for international travelers.

“As we mark the current phase in terms of the pandemic, this latest development will serve as a strong driver in encouraging and facilitating international air travel. It will help further pave the way for business travel and its critical role in supporting and growing economies, companies, and teams around the world. It will also help free up critical time and resources, such as global staff and operations of airlines and airports, contributing to an improved passenger experience,” said Suzanne Neufang, CEO, GBTA. 

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Certificate in Corporate Travel Execution
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The Certificate in Corporate Travel Execution (CCTE), in collaboration with Cornell University’s Executive Education Division, is a tailored education program designed for both corporate buyers overseeing managed travel programs and travel product and service suppliers. This program offers a virtual classroom experience focused on key business travel topics such as accounting, finance, human resources, sales strategy, risk and legal issues, and travel procurement.


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GBTA APAC Conference 2023- Singapore
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The second annual GBTA APAC Conference 2023 – Singapore will take place on September 19 - 20 at the Shangri-La Hotel. Join us at the Conference, to connect with peers from across the globe and learn from thought leaders and industry decision makers on the key trends shaping the business travel industry today and beyond.

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

China, Japan and Taiwan - Annual rainy season across parts of East Asia region through at least August. Heavy rainfall could result in widespread flooding.

Philippines - Officials to close airspace across the Philippines 00:01-06:00 May 17 for maintenance works. Flight delays likely.

Saudi Arabia - Severe weather forecast across parts of central and southern Saudi Arabia through at least May 7. Disruptions possible.

United Kingdom - King Charles III's coronation to be held in London, UK, May 6. Tight security, extensive road closures, large crowds likely.

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Upcoming Events

The Fundamentals of Strategic Meetings Management
May 5
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

GBTA Canada Conference 2023 – Toronto
May 15 - 17

PredictX Webinar
May 17
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GBTA Sustainability Summit
June 13

GBTA U.S. Legislative Summit
June 14 - 15

GBTA Convention 2023
Aug 13 - 15

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What role can corporate travel play in supporting and accelerating the decarbonization of air travel? ✈️ A panel discussion moderated by Nancy Young at the GBTA Sustainability Summit will explore the latest developments in SAF, zero-emissions technologies and other initiatives. Join us for this important event on June 13 in Washington, D.C. Learn More

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