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December 21, 2022

GBTA Supports Inclusion of the U.S. Omnibus Travel and Tourism Act

Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen, chair of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion, announced that the bipartisan Omnibus Travel and Tourism Act has been included in the government funding package that is expected to pass the House of Representatives and Senate and be signed into law. This legislation will strengthen the U.S. travel and tourism industry by creating the position of a new Assistant Secretary of Commerce of Travel and Tourism to coordinate tourism strategy across the federal government.

GBTA applauds this inclusion as it supports the recovery of the travel and tourism economy due to the COVID-19 pandemic. GBTA has been a long-time advocate of the Omnibus Travel and Tourism Act as a positive step in restoring global business travel and meetings in the U.S. and abroad. In September 2021, GBTA CEO Suzanne Neufang testified on behalf of GBTA and its members during the U.S. Senate Subcommittee hearing titled “Legislative Solutions to Revive Travel and Tourism and Create Jobs” on this topic.

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GBTA Conference 2023 | Mexico City
15-16 March 2023

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GBTA Conference 2023 I Mexico City offers you spaces to share experiences, network and take a leap in your professional development along with the opportunity to hear the latest Industry news for travel managers, travel service providers and corporate event managers.

It is very important, now more than ever, that we come together and devise new strategies to develop (and protect) our industry. The heart of the growth of the corporate travel industry is the value of our bonds, join us at Hilton Reforma Mexico City in March.

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Virtual Payments Toolkit

GBTA’s Payment Solutions Committee presents the Virtual Payment Toolkit for Lodging. Items within this toolkit are a compilation of recommendations and suggestions for ways to minimize VCN usage conflicts by travelers, buyers, and suppliers - created based off stakeholder experiences with VCN. The toolkit includes: what is a virtual card number (VCN), what are players, PCI rules, best practices for TMCs, hoteliers and buyers, RFPs, and typical information contained in a VCN payment.

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The Regional Manager, GBTA Canada is a vital role in the continued growth and success of GBTA’s region of Canada. Working as an extension of the Global Operations team, this role will be the main operational contributor for GBTA Canada. Learn More

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