The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) announced its support for the government of Canada’s recent budget that directs over $800 million to increase safety and improve facilitation for all travelers coming to Canada, or traveling within the country, for business or leisure as part of its plan for a post-pandemic recovery. A GBTA statement said this confirms that the federal government recognizes the critical role that air travel plays in facilitating trade and commerce, not only among countries but among Canadians from coast to coast. Nancy Tudorache, regional vice president, Canada for GBTA, said the federal budget “recognizes that air travel is a critical component of Canada’s post-pandemic recovery and the growth of its economy.” She said  nearly $1 billion is being directed to the travel infrastructure to improve safety during travel, as well as to aid facilitation for frequent fliers, largely represented by business travelers. While the federal government’s investment in travel safety and facilitation improves the conditions that will make Canada a more attractive place to do business, GBTA encouraged the government to continue to examine other measures that will ease entry into Canada post-pandemic. In addition, Tudorache said a detailed plan outlining the easing of border restrictions would be welcomed by all travelers — domestic or foreign, and for business or leisure — in the coming weeks. As pandemic conditions improve, Tudorache said,  “we also expect the government to outline a detailed plan and time frame that would allow us to safely reopen our borders.”