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Buying Business Travel reports Houston airports are returning to full service in the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation. USA TODAY reports Hurricane Irma has resulted in heavy damage to St. Martin’s Princess Juliana Airport, one of the world’s most famous airports. The same source states that over 2,000 Florida flights have already been canceled due

Week in Review


Buying Business Travel reports that the UK laptop ban has been lifted on Tunisia flights. According to USA TODAY, Qantas is planning for a 20-hour non-stop flight from Australia to London. Buying Business Travel reports that Vietnam Airlines and Garuda have agreed to an extended partnership including more codeshares. Business Traveller notes that the disparity

Brexit’s Article 50 is Triggered: The Future of Business Travel in Europe is at Stake


This afternoon in Brussels, GBTA met various leaders including Mr. Tim Figures, Head of the Competitiveness and Market department as part of the Permanent Representation of the United Kingdom to the European Union on this historical day in the future of Europe. Article 50 has been delivered at approximately 12:30pm Brussels local time today. Last

Risk, Mobility and Consumerization Were the Hot Topics of GBTA Conference 2016 Frankfurt in Partnership with VDR


GBTA, VDR Wrap Successful Event With Record Attendance The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – and German business travel buyer association VDR – wrapped up their third successful joint conference in Europe this week with record attendance. The event brought together over 950 attendees from 20+

The Brexit Conundrum


Despite the stark warnings of many prominent economists, analysts and financial experts, on 23 June the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the EU. The nation which boasts the mother of parliaments exercised its democratic right through a referendum to go against the perceived wisdom and strike out into the unknown. Since then

GBTA: A Resource in Times of Uncertainty


During Convention last month, GBTA EMEA Regional Vice President Catherine McGavock joined us at the GBTA Studio to talk about GBTA’s role, especially in times of uncertainty. She highlighted the extensive partner network GBTA has with key national associations throughout the region, providing a unique level of access to the local business travel markets and

Week in Review


Thursday’s Brexit vote dominated the news. With the results in and U.K. voters having chosen by a slim margin to leave the E.U., GBTA  issued a statement on the outcome. Skift reported on what the Brexit vote means for the global tourism industry. London’s Heathrow Airport is one of the biggest gateways to Europe, and

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