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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.

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. 

Executive Director Steps Down From GBTA

Michael W. McCormick is stepping down from his role as executive director and chief operating officer of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) to pursue new opportunities. The organization reports that Scott Solombrino, formerly the president of the GBTA Allied Leadership Council, will step into the role, with McCormick remaining on in an advisory capacity to ensure a smooth transition as the organization prepares for its 51st annual convention, which takes place this August in Chicago