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GBTA applauds relaxing of U.S. travel ban for vaccinated foreign nationals

Travel bans and quarantines have greatly impacted business travel – a decline in global business travel spending for 2021 is forecast at approximately $550 billion USD.

ALEXANDRIA, VA – GBTA CEO, Suzanne Neufang stated; "The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) wholeheartedly applauds the Biden Administration’s announcement that it will relax the U.S. ban for vaccinated  travelers from the 26 Schengen countries, U.K. and Ireland by early November.

Travel bans and quarantines have greatly impacted business travel – a decline in global business travel spending for 2021 is forecast at approximately $550 billion USD, with a decline in the U.S. estimated at $192 billion USD, due to the ongoing pandemic.

GBTA has been calling for a framework for re-opening the U.S. to impacted international travelers for months. Today’s announcement is welcome news and a large step forward in re-starting and accelerating the travel industry’s economic engine."

Vicky Karantzavelou
Co-Founder & Chief Editor - TravelDailyNews Media Network | Website

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.

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