CNFBTA Q2 2017 Newsletter Print

Membership Updates

Welcome new members! 
Katie McNaughton - Travel Incorporated
Alba Esposito - Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport
Melissa Jean - Crowne Plaza Orlando Downtown

If you have a friend, colleague, or account that you think would benefit from CNFBTA membership, please invite them to a meeting.  If you have a travel manager you would like to invite to a meeting they can attend their first meeting for free!  If you have any questions on membership or would like to invite a travel manager to a meeting, please contact our Director of Membership via email at [email protected].

As a reminder, we are on a rolling calendar, so regardless of when you join you have one full year of membership.  Each member has their own specific expiration date.  Be sure to renew your membership before it lapses.    

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GBTA's Rules of the Road

In May, GBTA launched its new Rules of the Road. These guiding principles will help make global travel systems safer, more secure, more reliable and a better place to conduct and facilitate business. Please take some time to browse and learn more!

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Government Travel Related News

FAA On the Clock: Lawmakers continue to hash out the final details on FAA legislation. However, it looks like it will go down to the July 15 wire.  The expectation is the House will get the process started sometime next week, provided that the few remaining issues get ironed out. "I think we've gotten a package now that should enjoy pretty broad bipartisan support when we get it to the floor," Senate Commerce Chairman John Thune told reporters Tuesday.

(From Politico) ISTANBUL ATTACK HEIGHTENS U.S. SECURITY WORRIES: The suicide bombings at Istanbul Atatürk Airport on Tuesday add to a long list of deadly attacks in Turkey over the past year. But the fact that the rampage played out at an aviation hub - arguably the highest-value terrorist target - has caught far more attention from Westerners. And Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's statement about the attack didn't serve to quell fears that an equally gruesome attack could happen here. "The bombs that exploded in Istanbul today could have gone off at any airport in any city around the world," Erdogan said. "Make no mistake: For terrorist organizations, there is no difference between Istanbul and London, Ankara and Berlin, Izmir and Chicago, or Antalya and Rome."

The FAA placed a ground stop on all U.S. flights to and from Istanbul following the attack but lifted that ban last night. And New York City-area airports have added "high-visibility patrols."

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Become More Involved in CNFBTA

CNFBTA could use your talents!  Become a part of an exciting and dynamic committee and apply to join our team today!  

We're currently looking for members to join the following committees:

  • Year-End Gala & Auction
  • Social Media


Reach out to any board member or President, Nicole Lynch, at [email protected] for more infomation.

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