GBTA EU Hotel Committee Explores Hotel Program Savings Calculation Methods


*The GBTA EU Hotel Committee contributed the following blog post.* Do you know the most often-used methods for hotel program savings calculation in Europe? The GBTA Foundation conducted a survey in Europe to investigate how European travel buyers are calculating hotel savings. Based on the survey results, the GBTA EU Hotel Committee created a resource

Brexit’s Article 50 is Triggered: The Future of Business Travel in Europe is at Stake


This afternoon in Brussels, GBTA met various leaders including Mr. Tim Figures, Head of the Competitiveness and Market department as part of the Permanent Representation of the United Kingdom to the European Union on this historical day in the future of Europe. Article 50 has been delivered at approximately 12:30pm Brussels local time today. Last

Update on the “Travel Ban”


On March 6, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order called “Executive Order Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry to the United States.” The White House issued the order largely in response to court challenges made against another Executive Order signed on January 27. As we noted in an earlier blog post, the effective

Week in Review


According to CNN Money, the Trump administration announced new security restrictions on Tuesday, in what is being called an electronics ban. Passengers flying from 10 airports in the Middle East and North Africa are barred from bringing electronics larger than a smartphone into cabins for U.S.-bound flights. The UK shortly followed suit, announcing similar restrictions.

Week in Review


According to The New York Times, two federal judges have ruled against Trump’s second travel ban. On Wednesday evening, a federal judge in Hawaii issued a nationwide order blocking the ban, and a second federal judge in Maryland issued a separate order preventing the ban. On Thursday morning, President Trump released a blueprint highlighting the

Risk on the Road: Are Business Travelers Packing Fear in Their Briefcase?


Business travelers face a variety of risks – from the mundane to the catastrophic, from pickpockets to global terrorism. In today’s world it is important to be prepared no matter the destination. GBTA research shows nearly 85 percent of companies already have travel risk management programs in place and many of these include travel insurance

GBTA Urges EU and U.S. Cooperation on Continued Visa Waiver Reciprocity


On Thursday March 2nd, the European Parliament adopted a non-binding resolution calling upon the European Commission to reintroduce a visa requirement for Americans traveling to Europe unless political issues over visa reciprocity between the regions are resolved in the next two months. The issue centers on visa exemption reciprocity for all members of the European

Week in Review


On Monday, President Trump signed a revised executive order following his initial January 27 travel ban that was halted by court order. According to Skift, European companies anticipate a reduction of business travel to the United States because of the new order. Forty-five percent of European business travel professionals indicated their company will be less willing to plan

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