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Stats: 6% of GBTA Members Have Resumed Non-Critical Business Travel

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has released the results from its 15th coronavirus-related poll, the first in 2021, to measure the affect on business travel following the onset of the pandemic last year. The latest survey finds that more than half of respondents expect most of their employees will return to the office by Q3, in line with a return to non-essential business travel and a growth in traveler confidence. 

GBTA: How the Airline Industry Can Tackle Climate Change and Drive Sustainability

As part of its Collaboratory 2020 webinar series, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) welcomed Lauren Riley, managing director of global environmental affairs and sustainability for United Airlines, to discuss implementing strategies and practices that produce tangible sustainability results, and why this pandemic provides an important opportunity for this work.

GBTA: How the Pandemic Will Change the Meetings and Events Industry for the Better

For this week’s Collaboratory 2020 webinar series, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) welcomed CEO and founder of Cvent, Reggie Aggarwal, to share his insights on the future of meetings and events and how technology will play an even bigger role moving forward.

Stats: 45% of Companies Expect to Resume In-Person Events in First Half of 2021

The majority of Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) companies expect their employees to return to in-person events in 2021. Almost half (45 percent) expect attendance to resume in the first half of the year, according to the latest poll conducted between September 15-19, 2020, by GBTA, with an additional 25 percent expecting a return to in-person events in the second half of 2021.

GBTA Collaboratory Series Explores How to Drive Procurement Changes During a Pandemic

As part of this week’s GBTA (Global Business Travel Association) Collaboratory 2020 webinar series, Robert Schott, managing director and chief procurement officer for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), and GBTA interim-executive director Dave Hilfman discussed navigating procurement changes during a pandemic and how to use this period to improve processes and strengthen partnerships.

GBTA Urges Enhanced Transatlantic Cooperation to Restore Safe Travels

GBTA, the Global Business Travel Association, has released a statement reiterating the importance of cooperation between the E.U., Canada and the U.S. to restore safe travels and reboot the economy. GBTA is urging the European Commission, E.U. governments, Ottawa, and the White House to pursue talks to find a resolution for transatlantic travel, based on reciprocity, proportionality, and the latest scientific advice.