The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) expressed deep concern over the breakdown of COVID-19 supplemental funding discussions between the White House and Congress. Dave Hilfman, interim executive director, said that with hundreds of thousands of jobs hanging in the balance, the business travel sector and the American economy need help now, not a month from now. He said the association and its members urge the Administration and Congressional leaders not to wait on a relief package, because without additional financial support from the US government, “companies nationwide will be at serious risk of a meltdown.” Hilfman noted that the near-complete shutdown of business travel in the US and internationally has negatively impacted the entire travel ecosystem, including travel agencies, hotels, ground transportation and airlines. If the economy is to come roaring back, he said, “business travel will be a major player” and “we need the travel system to be ready to meet the demand.”