Looking back on the nineties, a few things come to mind: wearing slap bracelets and block-heeled shoes, religiously watching The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and even handpicking VHS tapes at Blockbuster – the ‘90s were truly a glorious time. Throughout this decade, GBTA, then known as the National Business Travel Association (NBTA), hosted a range of conferences and events including our annual Convention.
In honor of our 50th anniversary of Convention in San Diego this August, we’re celebrating by taking a look at our past through a series of throwback posts. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for a glance at our milestones through this time period.
1992-1996 – Commemorative Pins from past NBTA Conventions, including the 25th annual event in Pittsburgh
1995 – A Proclamation of Welcome to NBTA from the city of Cleveland
1997 – A snapshot of the lunch crowd at Convention in St. Louis
1998 – The 30th annual NBTA Convention and Exhibition in Orlando featured a session called “Internet Resource Center: Introduction to the Internet”
1998 – A photo of the NBTA Registration area
and don't forget the Expo Floor!
1998 – BusinessWeek story on corporate travel and “the newly aggressive steps that businesses are taking to avoid paying the highest fares”
1999 – A photo from a Board of Director’s meeting featuring everyone’s favorite overhead projector!
Visit the GBTA Blog every Thursday for more throwback posts, and share your favorite Convention memories with us on Twitter using #TBT and tagging @GlobalBTA!