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Lessons from International CES

International Consumer Electronics Show executive shares trends, lessons and advice from CES 2021 and 2022
Everyone across the business travel industry is now talking about continued, and hopefully accelerated, recovery as we move through the pandemic. Meetings, events and conferences are a critical part of our industry. But they are also areas that have been significantly impacted by the pandemic, essentially putting the brakes on…

What Business Travel Needs to Know About the Hospitality Industry Now

Travel, and especially the hospitality sector, have definitely been impacted by the pandemic and other factors over the recent years. And these impacts also have implications for business travel and business travelers. In this episode, Dr. Peter Ricci, Director of Florida Atlantic University’s hospitality and tourism management program, joins podcast…

And Action!

On episode 2 of this 4-part series we shift to another industry that was an early adopter in the return to travel after the COVID-19 lockdowns, Film & Television. Hosts Amy Thiessen and Greg Bell chat with Sony Pictures executives, Steven Kent and Pamela Aberg, once again getting two very different…

GBTA Meeting Committee COP26 Series

Introduction: Review of COP26 goals and how they apply to the meetings and events industry
In the first of this series of podcasts, GBTA Meetings Committee members introduce and discuss the four goals set out at COP26 and how they relate to the meetings and events industry. This high level review will set the scene for further discussions in the coming weeks where GBTA Meetings…

Education Opportunities In The Thousands

 Education. Training. Professional Development. Upskilling. Learning. No matter what you call it, it matters and especially in these changing times. It not only benefits our professional journey and careers but also our personal growth. Education programming has always been a cornerstone of GBTA’s mission and value, delivering leading programs…

How Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Reshape Corporate Meeting and Event Planning?

 In this episode of The Business of Travel, Chris Ely, Research Director, GBTA and Julie Haddix, Senior Director, Industry Solutions, Cvent discuss how the coronavirus pandemic will reshape corporate meeting and event planning. This discussion, based on a recent GBTA research study sponsored by Cvent, examines how corporate meetings…

Delta variant impact on business travel’s recovery

 Has the Delta variant and other variants thrown a curve ball into the path of business travel's recovery? How is the industry feeling now? And what do they expect for the months ahead? In this GBTA COVID-19 Recovery Poll podcast, Mark Sharoff, Research Manager, and Debbie Iannaci, head of…

Tracking the Pulse of Recovery

Not many could have predicted at the beginning of COVID-19 what would lie ahead.  GBTA started its monthly COVID-19 poll in February 2020, just as the earliest hints of the pandemic were appearing. We didn’t have a crystal ball, but we did recognize the importance of keeping a pulse on…
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