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How Your Feedback Helps GBTA (Re)Create What’s Next
It feels like only yesterday that we wrapped the 2021 GBTA Convention in Orlando. Yet, we’re fully focused now on the 2022 Convention, August 14-17 in San Diego, CA, and registration will open soon. (Sign up for updates!)  And thanks to your 2021 post-Convention feedback, we are building on both our successes and areas needing improvement for 2022 to Re(Connect), Re(Imagine) and (Re)Create to deliver the most relevant and engaging events in the COVID-era.  And by the way, we hit an all-time response record for attendee…

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Meaning, Mindfulness And On To 2022
Welcome back to the New Year! I hope you had the chance to enjoy the magic of the holiday season and share some meaningful moments with the people you care about most. That’s what really matters. I took some “real” time off and so did all the GBTA staff with…

As omicron emerges, the business travel industry shows concern for potential economic impact but stays the course on returning to corporate travel

The recent emergence and yet-unknown trajectory of a new COVID-19 variant is the latest development on the road to recovery for the business travel industry. Due to the omicron variant, many business travel practitioners are concerned about the potential economic impacts in the industry. Most companies, however, are taking a…

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Thoughts on Omicron and a New Date for GBTA Conference Europe 
It might have felt like déjà vu this past week as the world started to assess the fast-emerging news about the omicron variant. Earlier in the year, we faced the discovery of the delta variant and whose effects we are still tracking. New COVID-19 developments will likely continue for the foreseeable future and will demand our ongoing agility and resiliency.   GBTA is staying agile, too. Out of an abundance of care and safety, working with our VDR partners In Europe, we made the decision to reschedule what would have been this week’s GBTA Europe Conference. (From the…

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GBTA European Conference Rescheduled To February/March 2022
We are reminded this week that nothing is easy or predictable with regards to getting to the other side of this pandemic.   Lessons on the return of business travel which were part of the lineup for the GBTA European Conference 2021 in Berlin in partnership with VDR, originally scheduled for next week,…

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Navigating Business, When Business As Usual Isn’t
Fresh from the GBTA Convention in Orlando last week, I am still processing many of the amazing moments. Coming back together truly reinforces the power and value of meeting in person.   Feedback that kept coming up in discussions with Convention attendees last week centered around quality. Quality of the content featuring important topics for our industry right now. Quality in the  education programs offered across all levels. And quality in the meetings held on the…

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Making Sure Your Voice Is Heard 
What do you value? What do you worry about? We’re listening. Recently over 500 members made their voices heard in a survey about in-person attendance at the GBTA Convention next month. Many shared their enthusiasm:   “I need to connect with my prospects and partners in person and drive business along.”  “Getting back to travel and seeing what the breakout sessions will offer as…

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Brighter And Better Ahead
Through the twists and turns that have marked the past 19 months, we’ve all continued to navigate to what’s next. For GBTA, that includes how to host an annual convention that re-connects the global business travel industry, safely and responsibly, after a break of over two years amid a lingering pandemic. Last week we all got some positive news. The Biden Administration announced the lifting of COVID-19-related travel…

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Education As Our Unsung Hero
Education, learning and professional development sometimes don’t get the credit they deserve for how much they do to inform, inspire, engage and advance us. But at GBTA, they are not unsung heroes–they are the stars.    When it comes to volume, breadth and relevancy, GBTA takes deep pride in leading the…
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