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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…

Opening Center Stage Speaker Announced for GBTA Western Canada Conference 2019

CEO of WestJet To Be Interviewed Live on Stage
Alexandria, VA (September 9, 2019) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced Edward Sims, CEO of WestJet, as the opening Centre Stage speaker, at the inaugural GBTA Western Canada Conference, being held on October 16-17 in Calgary. Sims will…

New Research from GBTA and Cvent Uncovers Current Trends Impacting the Business Travel Industry

Technology advancements, globalization, and a younger workforce add to industry complexity
Alexandria, VA (September 4, 2019) – Globalization, the growing Millennial workforce, and disruption in suppliers, are new trends that are expected to have significant impact on the business travel industry according to new research out today from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) in partnership with Cvent. The travel buyer role…

Innovation and the Future of Business Travel Highlight GBTA Convention 2019

Attendance Surpasses 7,000 With Record Buyer Turnout
CHICAGO (August 8, 2019) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry, wrapped up its 51st annual Convention this week in Chicago. Technology and the future of business travel management were the predominant themes throughout the five-day industry gathering that brought together over…
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