Activism – What’s in it for me? . Shane Downey Director, Public Policy Global Business Travel Association. Global Business Travel Association. GBTA GBTA is the world’s premier business travel and meetings organization
Director, Public Policy
Global Business Travel Association
“Strict privacy safeguards are built into the foundation of TSA's use of advanced imaging technology to protect passenger privacy and ensure anonymity.” – TSA Website
“TSA does not need to have an officer in a separate room viewing the images, since they will now be displayed on a monitor that is attached to the AIT unit in public view, so passengers and TSA staff can both see exactly what is being shown.” – TSA Website
= 615 million lost man-hours
= $14.3 billion
Laying The Foundation Between Now & 2018
NBTA Convention & Exposition | August 8-11, 2010
Additional burn due to reroute1493 lbs
Optimal Route Burn5883 lbs.
Actual Route flown
Actual Route Burn7376 lbs.
Large Air Carrier: DCA to BOS, December 2008
Mid Term Improvements in New York
What is the Impact to My Program if I Don’t Act?
Political Action is the Highest Responsibility of a Citizen." - John F. Kennedy
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donates to Congressional campaigns that support the business travel industry who
works once elected to promote our issues through legislation and voting
More than electing pro-business travel candidates
i.e. associations who can positively influence public policy
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