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GBTA Urges EU and U.S. Cooperation on Continued Visa Waiver Reciprocity


On Thursday March 2nd, the European Parliament adopted a non-binding resolution calling upon the European Commission to reintroduce a visa requirement for Americans traveling to Europe unless political issues over visa reciprocity between the regions are resolved in the next two months. The issue centers on visa exemption reciprocity for all members of the European

Stronger Together: GBTA Urges Policymakers to Keep Visa-Free Travel Reciprocity in Place Between Europe and the United States


GBTA has long supported and advocated for the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) in the United States, which allows citizens of participating countries to travel to the United States without obtaining a visa for stays of up to 90 days for business or leisure, but not for employment, study or residency. By making it easier for

Statement & Information on Brussels Attacks


*Updated March 28 at 10:20 AM ET* Today, GBTA issued the following quote from GBTA President Christle Johnson: “GBTA is deeply saddened by the news of the terrorist attacks this morning in Brussels,” said Christle Johnson, GBTA president. “Dozens of innocent people were killed in an attack that was more than just an attack on

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

Mandating Sustainability: New White Paper Details Impact Recent EU Accounting Directive to Have on Travel Buyers


In 2014, the European Council adopted Directive 2014/95/EU establishing mandatory environmental, social and governance reporting requirements for companies of significant public relevance with more than 500 employees. The EU member states are currently transposing the Directive into national law and mandatory reporting will be enforced beginning in 2017. This new Directive makes reporting of non-financial

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