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GBTA Announces Departure of Board President

Alexandria, Virginia – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the world’s largest business travel association and worldwide leader in education, research, networking, and advocacy for the industry – announces the resignation of the Board of Directors president, Bhart Sarin, who has decided to step down from the board to focus…

GBTA Hails New CDC Guidelines as Huge Step Forward for Business Travel

Alexandria, Virginia - The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world’s largest business travel association and worldwide leader in advocacy for the industry, hails today’s updated guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that fully vaccinated people can resume travel at low risk to themselves. As…

How Do Travel Managers View Corporate Booking Technology?

Findings From GBTA Research Study Powered by DEEM
Alexandria, Virginia – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the world’s largest business travel association, today launches the findings from a study into how travel managers view online booking tools (OBTs). The study, made possible by Deem, examines how U.S. and Canada-based travel managers view corporate booking technology and…

GBTA Strengthens Advisory Boards in Europe

 New Member Volunteers Appointed
LONDON – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry has reinforced its European presence with the addition of new members to the European Advisory Board and advisory boards across the region. The GBTA Advisory boards are run by member volunteers, selected for their…

Global Business Travel Association Welcomes Sue Spear as Chair of the Canadian Advisory Board

Spear brings 20 years of industry experience to the leadership role of this travel industry giant
Toronto, Canada - The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today announced Sue Spear as its new Chair of the Canadian Advisory Board. Spear, a Certified Travel Expert, has been a  GBTA member for over 10 years and a Canadian Advisory Board member for 2 years. She will serve a 2-year…

GBTA Retains MCI USA To Undertake Comprehensive Organizational and Operations Review

Top-to-Bottom Audit by Senior Task Team Meant To “Reset” GBTA Post-Pandemic
Alexandria, VA — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has engaged MCI USA, one of the nation’s premier consulting groups serving member-based non-profit organizations, to provide a 360-degree organizational and operations audit designed to reset the Association and ensure GBTA’s success in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. “This has…

Dave Hilfman Named Interim Executive Director of GBTA

Former United Senior VP and Recipient of GBTA’s ICON Award To Lead Association Forward
Alexandria, VA — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has named travel industry leader Dave Hilfman as its interim Executive Director. Hilfman, who retired from United Airlines as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales in 2018, will step into the interim role effective immediately. Well known to GBTA members, sponsors…

Scott A. Solombrino Appointed Chief Executive Officer of GBTA

Alexandria, VA — The Global Business Travel Association, the voice of business travel industry, has appointed current Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer Scott A. Solombrino Chief Executive Officer following a unanimous vote by the Association’s Board of Directors. “We are thrilled to equip our operating leader with the proper…

New GBTA Research Shows Coronavirus Continues to Impact the Business Travel Industry

Alexandria, VA (March 10, 2020)—The coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact the global business travel industry, with companies canceling meetings and instituting blanket business travel cancellations, according to the latest research conducted by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). GBTA members routinely send their employees to meetings and events throughout the…
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