GBTA has long supported and defended the Comprehensive Travel and Tourism Act passed by the U.S. House and Senate and awaiting signature by President Biden.
The GBTA, also known as the “tour bus,” sees the bill as a positive step toward resuming global business travel and meetings in the United States and abroad. GBTA’s Business Travel Index™ predicts that global business travel spending in 2021 will be 40% lower than previous estimates, with the pandemic costing annual direct travel spending about $550 billion.
“The inclusion of these items is a major step forward for governments and businesses to work together. GBTA CEO Suzanne Neufang said:
On tour buses, GBTA advocated implementing and supporting the “Visit America” program and creating an Assistant Secretary for Travel and Tourism within the Department of Commerce. This role is essential in setting goals, pursuing strategies, and convening public and private stakeholders to increase international travel.
In September 2021, Neufang announced that the GBTA and its I testified on behalf of the members.
About Global Business Travel Association
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s largest business travel and meetings trade association, headquartered in the Washington, DC area, with operations on four continents. GBTA members manage more than $345 billion in global travel and meeting spending annually. GBTA provides world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media to a growing global network of over 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts. Visit www.gbta.org to learn how business travel can drive sustainable business growth.
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