The 13 travel buyer associations forming newly launched BT4E group set out their initial lobbying priorities
Despite the billions of euros they spend collectively, Europe’s corporate travel managers go largely unheard by regulators. The massive inconvenience of the European Union’s formal requirement for anyone travelling for work to carry A1 social security certificates “is a good example why BT4Europe was founded,” says Christoph Carnier, president of VDR, the German travel management association.
BT4Europe, shorthand for the European Network of Business Travel Associations, was launched late last month by 13 national business travel associations, including VDR. It aims to give travel buyers a united voice on public affairs, especially in Brussels.