After welcoming more than 100 GBTA members to Washington, D.C. last night with a reception and a tour of the Capitol, today officially kicks off our 14th annual Legislative Symposium. Over the next two days, GBTA members will advocate for the future of the business travel industry and ask lawmakers to pass the FAA now,
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In response to the expansion of the scope of the Value Added Tax (VAT) in China, GBTA issued the press release below: On 5 March 2016, China’s Premier Li Keqiang announced the expansion of the scope of the Value Added Tax (VAT) to several key sectors including hospitality to take effect from 1 May 2016.
Today GBTA released our GBTA BTI Outlook – United States 2016 Q1 report, sponsored by Visa, Inc. In the video below, I break down four key headlines from the study.
Following the tragic terror attacks in Brussels, GBTA and our European partner associations conducted a lightning poll of our global members to assess the immediate impact and learn more about their company’s risk management plans. Below is the press release we issued today on the results. GBTA Poll Shows Vast Majority of Companies Have Effective
This July, the already hard-fought Presidential campaigns will only continue to heat up as Convention season approaches. Everyone wants to know who will ultimately get the nominations for each party and who will be tagged as their running mates. That is why I am so pleased to announce that the Vice President will be speaking
Last week the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) agreed to establish a Federal Interagency Working Group to more effectively collaborate and coordinate with other relevant agencies on issues that intersect their respective domains, including the safe and secure use of consumer communications onboard domestic commercial aviation. Today GBTA issued
Businesses Spend As Cities Are Showcased For Future Business Meetings and Events It’s too early to know whether the Denver Broncos or Carolina Panthers will be champions, but there is already one clear winner of Super Bowl 50: the San Francisco Bay Area. Already, business travelers are streaming into the Bay Area from across the
At our record-breaking conference this November in Frankfurt, I took the stage with German Business Travel Association VDR’s Hans-Ingo Biehl to talk about advocacy efforts and policy issues in the EU that impact our industry. GBTA is working in Europe, Latin America and North America to advance business travel through advocacy. That involves educating decision
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
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