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GBTA Study: More Than Half of Companies Considering Resuming Travel in Near Future

There continues to be small signs of optimism in the travel sector according to new research by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). Health and safety measures, while always a cornerstone of travel, are now of significant importance as the industry tries to gain momentum for recovery.

The First Signs of Optimism Emerge In Latest GBTA Study

Over the past several months, the world watched the global business travel industry come to a halt—but according to new research by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), there are signs of optimism and recovery on the horizon. The study found that most companies are planning a recovery for 2020 with one in three planning for a recovery in three months or less. 

Among the poll’s key findings are:

Scott A. Solombrino Appointed Chief Executive Officer of GBTA

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has appointed current executive director and chief operating officer Scott A. Solombrino as chief executive officer following a unanimous vote by the association’s board of directors.

Under Solombrino’s leadership, GBTA has built upon its strengths by replenishing its financial reserves, refocusing advocacy efforts in the United States and Europe, and strengthening relationships with members and sponsors. 

GBTA Postpones Annual Convention to November

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), has announced, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and various state and local restrictions, it will move the dates of the GBTA Convention 2020 to November 7-11, 2020. The annual convention brings together over 7,000 business travel professionals from more than 50 countries across the globe; this year’s GBTA Convention was originally scheduled to take place in Denver on July 25-29, 2020. 

Coronavirus Rattles Entire Global Travel Industry; Travel Comes To A Halt

The coronavirus continues to rattle the global business travel industry. That is according to the latest research conducted by the Global Business Travel Association. To understand the effects of coronavirus on business travel, GBTA conducted its fourth lightning poll among membership on March 18-21, 2020. It received responses from more than 1,155 member companies throughout the world. View the entire poll results here.