United States projected to lose $1.3 billion in business travel-related expenditures in 2017

First, there was Brexit. Next came the Trump Administration’s first travel ban, which cost the United States $185 million in business travel bookings in one week. It was followed by a second travel ban, which like the first, was halted … Continue reading

Companies expect ongoing international travel disruption due to revised travel ban

European companies will plan significantly fewer meetings and events in United States The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, polled its U.S. and European members recently to assess the business travel impact of … Continue reading

Uncertainty over travel ban puts business travel, economy at risk

GBTA releases latest U.S. Business Travel Forecast By Michael W. McCormick, GBTA Executive Director and COO Earlier this month, GBTA released data showing the dramatic bottom line impact President Trump’s executive order banning travel to the United States from seven … Continue reading

The ruling on the travel ban: A lose-lose scenario for business travel and the economy

New data reveals dramatic bottom line impact By Michael W. McCormick, GBTA Executive Director and COO On February 7, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco heard arguments from the Department of Justice and opposing attorneys from … Continue reading

President Trump’s travel ban creates likely travel disruption

Conflicting views on support result in wide-ranging industry reaction The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the business travel industry, polled its U.S. members this week on President Trump’s executive order banning travel to the United States of … Continue reading

UFI statement on U.S. travel ban

U.S. President Donald J. Trump has issued an order to temporarily ban visitors from seven countries from entering the United States. On this matter UFI, as the Global Association for the Exhibition Industry, states: Latest UFI research shows that more … Continue reading