GBTA Statement on President Trump’s First Address to Congress


On Tuesday night, President Trump delivered his first address to Congress. In his address, he said he will be asking Congress to approve legislation that produces a $1 trillion investment in the infrastructure of the United States — financed through both public and private capital — creating millions of new jobs. The Global Business Travel

Week in Review


This week, GBTA announced Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian as a featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2017, July 15-19 in Boston. According to Skift, the business travel industry holds its breath as it awaits Trump’s next travel ban. In an online webinar offered by GBTA, immigration attorney Cornia Farias offered companies solutions for preparing

Uncertainty Over Travel Ban Puts Business Travel and the Economy at Risk


GBTA Releases Latest U.S. Business Travel Forecast Earlier this month, GBTA released data showing the dramatic bottom line impact President Trump’s executive order banning travel to the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries has had on business travel. In the week following the ban, approximately $185 million in business travel bookings were lost as the

GBTA Announces Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian as Featured Speaker at GBTA Convention 2017


Today, GBTA announced Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian will be a featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2017, July 15-19 in Boston. A one-on-one interview with Ed Bastian will take place at Center Stage on Tuesday, July 18. As CEO of Delta Air Lines, Ed Bastian’s primary responsibility is to champion the company’s employee-driven, customer-focused

Week in Review


According to Reuters, Lufthansa has agreed to increase pay for 5,400 pilots by 8.7% after a long-running succession of strikes. Skift reports U.S. airlines cancelled fewer flights in 2016 than any year on record. According to Reuters, Delta has offered to purchase an additional 32% stake in Aeromexico. Business Traveller notes Qatar Airways will unveil

Week in Review


Last Friday evening, a federal judge ruled to temporarily halt enforcement of Trump’s executive order banning travel to the U.S. from seven predominantly Muslim countries. On February 9, a federal appeals court ruled 3 to 0 to maintain the suspension, according to The Washington Post. Yahoo! News reports airlines began allowing blocked travelers back on

The Ruling on the Travel Ban: A Lose-Lose Scenario for Business Travel and the Economy


New Data Reveals Dramatic Bottom Line Impact On Tuesday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco heard arguments from the Department of Justice and opposing attorneys from the states of Washington and Minnesota before they decide the fate of President Trump’s executive order banning travel to the United States from seven Muslim-majority

Silence is Golden


#NoCallsOnPlanes Cell phone calls on U.S. airlines could soon become a reality. When it comes to cell phone calls on planes, GBTA believes silence is golden. As the late Pete Seeger, a champion of folk music and social change, said, there is a time to speak out and a time to keep silent. Under its

Keeping Safe with Some Solid Advice: Travel Risk Awareness Clarified


Travel risk has become more complex yet staying safe is simple if you follow these six basic principles of security: preparation, awareness, low profile, unpredictable routine, communications and layers of protection. Preparation: There is no substitute and frankly, no excuse for lack of preparation.  Educate yourself about the risks before you travel and plan your mitigation

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