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GBTA Poll Shows European Business Travel Remains Resilient Despite Paris Attacks and Threats to Brussels


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

GBTA Supports DHS Call to Strengthen Visa Waiver Program


Yesterday, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson issued a statement saying Congress can help strengthen the Visa Waiver Program by codifying into law recent enhancements already made to the program and by fully funding the Obama administration’s budget request for aviation security. To be a viable economic driver, travel must first and foremost

GBTA Poll Shows U.S. Business Travel to Europe Remains Resilient Despite Paris Attacks


Last week GBTA President Christle Johnson issued a note to members expressing GBTA’s deepest sympathies for those impacted by the Paris attacks and noted that the business travel industry is resilient and we will continue to work together and stand strong. On Friday, the Chair of GBTA’s Risk Committee reflected on the Paris attacks and

DHS Responds to Bombing of Russian Jet


Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it would be stepping up security measures in light of the recent crash of a Russian airplane over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, which officials from some countries have linked to terrorism as the crash remains under investigation. Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson and new TSA chief Peter Neffenger said

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

UK Offers New Expedited Entry Program


*Updated – November 3, 2015, 11:30AM* U.S. Customs and Border Protection made its official announcement today about the expansion of Global Entry to UK citizens. UK citizens can register for Global Entry beginning December 3. Read the full release from CBP and see the latest coverage from Tom Newcombe of Buying Business Travel.  Are you a

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


Last weekend, an air traffic control glitch caused major delays hitting Washington, D.C. and New York especially hard. GBTA called for a top-to-bottom review of the air travel disruption calling it an unacceptable outcome and pressing for a close examination of the long-term planning process. In better news for consumers, Slate reports that airline ticket

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