Hotel WiFi: Keeping Road Warriors Connected


Connectivity is crucial for business travelers – and for many road warriors, that often means connecting to a hotel WiFi network. Free WiFi is one of the most coveted amenities: a Hotels.com survey of 8,600 travelers worldwide found just 11 percent would be willing to pay for Wi-Fi when staying in a hotel. GBTA has

Week in Review


The week began with the news outlets abuzz about winter storm Juno that was making its way from the Midwest United States to the Northeast on Monday with the prospects of dumping feet of snow in areas around Boston and NYC. According to USA Today, about 15 percent of the nation’s flights were grounded Tuesday

Promoting Safe & Secure Travel


Advocating for improved airport screening was a major part of GBTA’s 2014 Government Relations Agenda. Recent travel and trade stats released from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) showed great strides made in this effort last year. GBTA supports risk-based, intelligence-driven aviation security that is safe, fast and efficient. Inefficient procedures reduce business travel due

Stuck at the Airport? Quick Survival Tips


Stuck at the airport? Yesterday’s winter storm was expected to impact more than 40 million travelers. Make sure you’re fully prepared with some of these invaluable tips in case you find yourself stuck at the airport: Keep Your Cell Ready – As soon as your flight cancellation is announced, quickly ring the airline or your

Week In Review


Do you have a favorite airline for business trips? Forbes shares the best airlines for business travelers in 2015. Cuba is making a splash in the news lately with the half-century U.S. embargo officially lifted last week. GBTA put together a blog post covered in this Successful Meetings article with background materials and links to

Travel to Cuba Rules & Information Released


Earlier this month, the Obama Administration announced plans to ease restrictions on a 50 year-old embargo with Cuba. The following are background materials and links to information to help you better understand these recent developments and the potential impact to your company. On January 15, 2015 the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) and U.S Department

Advocacy Matters


Before we embark on what is sure to be an eventful 2015 in the business travel industry, I wanted to take a moment to both reflect on the critical advocacy issues of 2014 and let you know the next steps in the process of setting our agenda for the coming year. Last year, both new

Week In Review


It was a week of brutal weather and cold in the United States and Canada that saw many parts of the two countries reach temperatures colder than Mars! Not surprisingly that meant flight cancellations as USA Today reported more than 930 cancelled flights in the U.S. on Tuesday. Looking to avoid delays and cancellations? Well,

Week in Review


Happy New Year! Today’s week in review post wraps up 2014 and kicks off 2015 putting all the latest news in business travel at your fingertips. Business Traveller shares all of their biggest stories of 2014 in one place from new aircraft to long-awaited openings and other milestones. USA Today does a best of for

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