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Innovation and the Future of Business Travel Highlight GBTA’s 50th Anniversary of Convention

Attendance Approaches 7,000 With Record Buyer Turnout
Alexandria, VA (August 22, 2018) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry, wrapped up its 50th annual Convention last week in San Diego. GBTA celebrated its 50-year history while looking towards the future, as innovation and the future of business travel…

Podcast: Live from Center Stage at GBTA Convention 2018 Part 1

For this week’s episode, The Business of Travel takes you back to last week’s GBTA Convention. Hear all of Monday’s Center Stage sessions. First, up you’ll hear from Marriott International President and CEO Arne Sorenson in a one-on-one interview with GBTA Executive Director and COO Mike McCormick as he shares…

Podcast: A Wrap on GBTA Convention 2018

As we wrap up another successful GBTA Convention, we take a behind-the-scenes-look into what goes into planning such a massive event with Liz Huh, GBTA SVP of Global Operations. Next up, Heather Haley, GBTA VP of Sales Operations in Supplier Strategies, shares Convention highlights. You can download and listen to…

How Do You Operationalize “Travel Happiness” in Harmony With Corporate Security & Expense Policies? A Panel of Travel Buyers Debate.

A travel buyer’s job is to ensure that corporate employees safely travel where they’re needed at a reasonable cost. But it’s much more than that. Importantly, these travel buyers are looking to balance corporate security and budgets with the individual traveler’s preferences and convenience. A panel of experienced travel buyers…

Technology is Poised to “Dramatically Increase Security,” Say Heads of TSA and CBP

New facial recognition and CAT scan technologies are key to stopping terrorists, according to two of the nation’s highest security officials who spoke Monday on Center Stage at GBTA Convention 2018. Transportation Security Administrator (TSA) David Pekoske calls for “better security faster” at Monday’s Q&A session with U.S. Customs and…
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