GBTA Convention 2016 is just around the corner. Hope to see you there!
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In a referendum vote yesterday, the people of the United Kingdom have voted to leave the European Union. For a briefing on what this means, click here. The following statement can be attributed to Michael W. McCormick, GBTA Executive Director and COO of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the business travel
The First-Time Attendee Orientation & Luncheon is always one of my favorite parts of Convention. Attending a conference for the first time can be intimidating for anyone, especially when it involves 7,000 attendees and a jam-packed conference schedule. This lunch does away with the intimidation factor though, showing first-timers that they are not alone and
TSA is on the front lines of a battle and must strategically deploy its officers to protect the nation. Reports and videos of lengthy airport screening lines are rolling in. GBTA has been in discussions with our membership about this since February and warned members in this video blog in March that we expected to
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,
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