The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) applauded today’s decision by the House Appropriations Committee to reject new fees on business travelers and fully fund the Next Generation Air Transportation Systems (“NextGen”).
GBTA Executive Director and COO Michael W. McCormick issued the following statement:
“GBTA’s membership thanks Chairmen Rogers and Latham for recognizing that business travelers already carry a heavy burden of fees and taxation. GBTA research showed fees levied on travel-related services last year increased the total tax bill for business travelers by 58 percent. Supporting the Administration’s request to increase Passenger Facility Charges to $8 for every passenger on top of last year’s doubled TSA fee, could have been the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back.”
“GBTA is pleased with the continued investments in the FAA and NextGen, which will help ease congestion in the skies, reduce delays and continue to keep the U.S. economy moving.”
About the Global Business Travel Association
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and meetings organization. Collectively, GBTA’s 6,000-plus members manage over $340 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA provides its network of 21,000 business and government travel and meetings managers, as well as travel service providers, with networking events, news, education & professional development, research, and advocacy. For more information, visit gbta.org.
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