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From Washington To Brussels: GBTA Expands Advocacy To The EU


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

GBTA Pleased By TSA Administrator Neffenger’s Efforts to Right the Ship


GBTA issued the release below today on TSA Administrator Neffenger’s testimony. You can find our release from earlier this summer urging TSA to conduct a top-to-bottom review here. Today, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator Peter Neffenger testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform providing his vision for the evolving

Week in Review


This week in business travel news, Inc. covered the latest GBTA study, in partnership with American Express, showcasing the Millennials’ secret weapon for winning over business. Successful Meetings also covered the study, writing about Millennials embrace of business travel with a majority of the group saying technology can never replace face-to-face meetings to get business done. In

Travel Buyers Show Strong Support For Current Distribution System


On September 1, the Lufthansa Group implemented a €16 per booking surcharge on travel purchased anywhere other than its websites, service centers and airport ticket counters. This morning we issued the findings from a new global survey conducted by GBTA and its European partner network showing 42 percent of travel buyers surveyed have decreased bookings with Lufthansa since it

Week in Review


There will be no more free rides through TSA’s Precheck program, according to Skift’s Grant Martin who reports that as of this week, TSA is finally drawing its managed inclusion program to a close. Managed inclusion was a way to funnel “low risk” passengers through Precheck lines, cutting down traffic in standard security lines and

Week in Review


This week in business travel, Skift reported on the Lufthansa Group airlines plan to implement a booking surcharge starting next week for any bookings made outside of direct channels. They cited a GBTA poll of its members that showed one-half of travel buyers who currently offer Lufthansa as a preferred carrier plan on decreasing their

One-Half of Travel Buyers to Cut Spending with Lufthansa Once €16 Per Booking Surcharge Goes Into Effect on September 1


GBTA recently conducted a survey of travel buyers living in the United States and put out the release below this morning revealing its findings. In June, the Lufthansa Group airlines announced that it plans to add a surcharge to tickets purchased anywhere other than its websites, service centers and airport ticket counters beginning next week

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