U.S. Travel Association

Counting On ‘Endemic’: The Travel Industry Readies For A Potentially New Phase

By Ceylan Yeginsu, with Aina Jabeen Khan contributing from London. In Britain and Denmark most coronavirus restrictions have been lifted, including mask mandates; Austria and the Netherlands have eased lockdown measures despite surges in cases, and in late January, the European Union recommended that vaccinated residents should not be required to undergo testing or quarantine…

Will Required Hotel Guest Vaccinations Hit Corporate Travel?

While there are plenty of Covid vaccine mandates for indoor places around the country and the world, there are few for hotels. In the United States, they’re limited to a handful of smaller boutique hotels and leisure/resort properties — for now. A few other countries already enacted rules requiring proof of vaccination for lodging guests,…

Christopherson Business Travel-Backed Startup Wants You To Make The Most Out Of Your PTO

Flexibility, support for mental well-being, time off and self-care are among the top priorities for human resources today as organizations grapple with effects of the pandemic beyond the physical health threat. Workloads grew for those still employed, and burnout is epidemic. Dónde . . . The full content is available to subscribers Username or Email…

Travel Again Gathers 19 Groups To Unify Business Travel’s Voice

The Travel Again initiative is gaining steam as travel industry associations endorse its framework for recovery. Meeting Professionals International in February and the National Limousine Association this month announced support for the framework’s priorities and recommendations. On Tuesday, leaders from Travel Again and 18 other industry groups including GBTA held a roundtable discussion to keep…

Op Ed: Ron DiLeo On The Demise Of ACTE And What’s Next For Business Travel Industry Associations

Ron DiLeo was the executive director and COO of the Association of Corporate Travel Executives from 2010 to 2012. Based on that experience and his long history in corporate travel, including lately as a consultant and risk management entrepreneur, DiLeo argues that membership associations need to continually reinvent their programming if they are going to…

Plumbers And Priests? Farmers And Hunters? Profession Ponders ‘Essential’ Business Travel

What’s “essential” business travel? The corporate travel profession has always struggled with this and the answers have changed over time. Some organizations traditionally defined it as customer-facing trips. Others saw it more narrowly as revenue-generating. Or, more practically, it could have meant travel required to do the job. Think product installation and repair, and other…

Resuming Business Travel Is Exceedingly Complicated But New Resources And Advice Help

“When I don’t know the answer, I might ramble on.” The humble comment during a webinar last week by a leading thinker on corporate travel management, Microsoft’s Eric Bailey, also describes the entire profession these past few weeks. Countless webinars and conference calls allowed folks to stay connected — itself a vital thing. But while…

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