GBTA’s Convention 2021 will bring the business travel industry together for the first time in a long time. Once again, you’ll learn and connect with experts and each other, along with discussions with leading thinkers, entrepreneurs and change makers addressing the issues that matter most.
But this year’s Convention will be different — and it should be. You are prioritizing your health and safety and GBTA is too. With Ready. Safe. Travel. as the focus, health and safety is GBTA’s top priority for Convention attendees, employees and teams.
GBTA is taking the most extensive precautions possible on site in Orlando for the business travel industry’s flagship event. Many event protocols have been elevated beyond those recommended by the Centers for Disease Control, State of Florida and Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. And GBTA continues to track and will adapt to state of Florida mandates and new developments in the run up to November. And the business travel industry is a vaccinated industry — in a recent GBTA COVID-19 industry poll, 90 percent reported being partially or fully vaccinated.
- In accordance with CDC recommendations, GBTA will require all Convention attendees to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within the last three days prior to entry into the Convention Center. Attendees may voluntarily opt out of the pre-arrival COVID-19 testing requirement by voluntarily presenting proof of vaccination.
- Required use of masks by all attendees, staff and vendors while inside the Convention Center
- Limited attendance, seating capacity, wider expo hall aisles and distancing signage aligned to the latest social distancing protocols
- Enhanced cleaning protocols and hand sanitizer stations in GBTA meeting and event spaces
- Socially distant food and beverage set-ups including individually packaged lunches
Coming together is so important. The business travel industry is all about connection. Connecting to do business, to build and foster relationships, and to collaborate and work together to get things done. At GBTA, we are committed to bringing you a productive, engaging, safe and enjoyable event. We look forward to seeing you at Convention 2021!
Tucked away between the verdant hills of the Dominican Republic and beautiful waters of the Caribbean Sea, Samaná is the perfect year-round destination. No matter what time of year you choose to visit this hidden gem, you can check things off your travel bucket list. In the summer, escape the busy tourism hot spots and explore off-the-beaten path areas and activities; in the winter, embark on an eco-excursion like whale watching in Samaná Bay.
Global business travel is making its way back, even as the pandemic and other world events continue to challenge its return. In a recent poll from the Global Business Travel Association, more than four in five respondents (86 percent) from across the industry said they feel more optimistic than they did at the beginning of the year. Business travel bookings, the need to travel to do business and employee willingness to travel are all on the rise.
The coastal town of Belek in Antalya serves as the setting for the brand new, 5-star Cullinan Belek, named for the largest rough diamond ever discovered. Set along the sparkling azure waters of the Turkish Riviera, the new property boasts its own private white-sand beach, with 600 plush guestrooms (including 10 luxurious villas), all providing sea views. The hotel also has 13 swimming pools, 10 dining venues and five bars.
Museums beckon wherever we go. They amuse and enlighten travelers and bring to public attention historical, artistic, scientific and natural wonders. Most are thought-provoking and educational, stretching our minds and our knowledge of the world. Some, however, stand out as just plain quirky: personal and sometimes whimsical collections, museums dedicated to a unique skill or long- forgotten industry, arcane collections originally designed for scientific study. Others devote their space to sharing a subject that represents one person’s consuming passion.
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The Seoul Tourism Organization participated in IMEX, the world’s largest MICE exhibition, in Frankfurt, Germany, May 29–June 2. IMEX celebrated its 200th anniversary this year.
The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection celebrated an exciting moment recently when Evrima, its inaugural yacht, completed a series of successful sea trials. On June 9, in Santander, Spain, Evrima reached what is considered one of the final shipbuilding milestones prior to launch with the sea trials, a series of tests carried out when the yacht is sailing on open waters. Captain Steven MacBeath led the trials, alongside a team of senior officers, engineers, contractors and shipyard staff.
There’s no better time to plan the vacation you’ve been missing. Step aboard with your better half, your friends or the whole family and reconnect, reunite and rejoice with 25 percent off cruise fares for all guests. We’ll also help everyone get there with 25 percent off airfare from 20 major gateways across the country or $100 savings per person on flights from all other gateways when you book your air travel using Flights by Celebrity.*