MESSAGE FROM GBTA PRESIDENT - CHRISTLE JOHNSON

Dear GBTA Members,

By now, most of you have seen numerous news stories of the historic flooding in Houston and surrounding areas in recent days. As a Houston area resident, my heart goes out to all that are impacted by the devastation resulting from Hurricane Harvey.

As travel professionals, we are all familiar with the care and caution exercised to keep our travelers safe on the road no matter what circumstances they face. The business travel community has a unique resiliency, and has repeatedly showcased the ability to come together and stand strong in the face of many adverse situations from terrorist attacks to natural disasters.

Now, some of our own are facing the destruction left by Hurricane Harvey. Nearly 600 individuals who are members of GBTA or Texas BTA live in the impacted areas.

If you would like to help, you can always make a donation to the Red Cross. You may also donate to a GoFundMe campaign created specifically for GBTA or Texas BTA members who were impacted. Funds will be made available for those impacted members in need of food, medication, clothing, temporary housing, transportation to work, etc. Please help share this donation opportunity via social media and other forms of communication.

Again, I send my deepest sympathies to all the victims of Hurricane Harvey. My thoughts and prayers are with Houston as the city comes together and rebuilds.

Sincerely, 

Christle Johnson
GBTA President

About NYCBTA

NYCBTA is the authoritative voice for business travel management in New York City and is recognized by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) as its official New York City Chapter.  Membership is comprised of corporate travel executives, travel management companies and associates from airlines, hotels and ground transportation companies.

Mission Statement:

The purpose of this association shall be to protect, promote, foster and advance the general welfare and interest of the commercial traveler.   To establish channels of communication and to stimulate, promote and secure cooperation between its members and other persons, firms and corporations employing members of the travel profession, passenger carriers, hoteliers, governmental agencies having jurisdiction over various aspects of passenger transport, and others concerned with the requirements of the commercial traveler for the purpose of improving conditions and advancing the welfare and interests of the commercial traveler and the business travel professional.  To promote, encourage, establish and conduct investigations, surveys and research in subjects useful to the travel profession and beneficial to it and the commercial traveler.


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