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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 Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp Adds Jennifer Sullivan to Sales Team

The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp (CVC) announces the addition of Jennifer Sullivan to the sales team as director, mid-Atlantic regional office. She is based in the mid-Atlantic region and will serve as an in-market rep for Washington, D.C.-based clients interested in booking Nashville as a convention destination. She will connect with both new and repeat clients.

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. 

Air Passenger Traffic In Mexico, U.S. And Colombia Down 35.8%

Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (ASUR), a leading international airport group with operations in Mexico, the U.S. and Colombia, today announced that total passenger traffic for March 2020 decreased 35.9 percent when compared to March 2019. Passenger traffic decreased 35.8 percent in Mexico, 35.9 percent in Puerto Rico and 36.2 percent in Colombia, reflecting the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Global Meetings Industry Day Postponed: Meetings Mean Business Coalition Calls For Virtual Unity on April 14

Global Meetings Industry Day, a person-to-person event in more than 50 countries, has been postponed. In response, the Meetings Mean Business Coalition is calling for virtual unity on April 14. 

Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) leaders in the United States, Canada and India have issued the following statement. 

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.