The GBTA has pushed back the date of its 2021 Convention in Orlando to November 17-19. It was initially due to take place on July 17-21.
An announcement said the decision was made after taking into consideration feedback from members, exhibitors and sponsors and “in recognition of the current status of the pandemic and the global travel sector”.
“Ensuring this year’s convention – our first large-scale meeting since 2019 – is a valuable experience for all attendees is a top priority, and we are ‘upping our game’ to provide practical and strategic tools to help attendees get business done in the new, post-pandemic normal,” said GBTA CEO Suzanne Neufang.
“This shift allows us to better accommodate all our members, especially those traveling from outside the U.S., and to send the important message that global business travel can be accomplished safely, as vaccination programmes gather momentum and as Covid-19 testing becomes easier and less costly.”
A special virtual event is being planned for July 20 and is expected to include a mid-year association update and business meeting, education sessions and the announcement of the election results of the new Board members. Further details on these sessions will be released soon.