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Virtual Payments are the Future of Travel

This week’s webinar, “Buyer Discussion: Virtual Payments for the Future of Travel,” featured executives from three different companies sharing their experience with integrating virtual payment systems at their companies: Ryan Pierce, a senior travel manager with Salesforce; Sally Ferrell, a senior manager of Meetings, Events and Global Travel with McDermott…

Travel Industry Must Consider Offering Contactless Payment

As part of the Collaboratory 2020 webinar series, GBTA Interim Executive Director Dave Hilfman hosted Jim McGowan, Marqeta's Head of eCommerce, on Monday to discuss the growth of contactless payment systems and how the travel industry can benefit from this modern technology. Marqeta is a leader in contactless payments, having…

Travel Industry: Appropriate Testing Protocols A Must or U.S. Economy Will Lose $155 Billion Due to International Travel Collapse

Aviation industry groups urge the Administration to take necessary steps to safely open international travel markets
Alexandria, Virginia (September 10, 2020) In a letter released today, 18 travel and aviation industry groups called on the Administration to take coordinated and deliberate action to safely reopen international travel markets.   The letter, addressed to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II, Homeland Security Acting Secretary…

How to Manage Your Employees and Clients Through the Pandemic

This week, GBTA Interim-Executive Director Dave Hilfman hosted well-respected travel industry human resources leader Patti Huska to share how to best get your organization and employees through this turbulent time. Huska is American Express Global Business Travel’s (GBT) Chief People Officer and also serves on GBTA’s WINiT Strategic Advisory Board.…

Domestic Business Travel Continues to Trend Toward Recovery

PPE becomes the next ‘must have’ business travel accessory
Alexandria, VA (August 13, 2020) – GBTA member companies worldwide, report an emerging willingness to permit employees to engage in domestic business travel, according to the latest poll conducted between August 5-9, 2020, by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). Respondents to the poll; the 10th bi-weekly survey conducted among…

Business Travel Recovery will be Uneven; Innovative and Creative Companies Will Take the Lead

Highly regarded international business forecaster shares his recovery projections with travel industry leaders from around the world
Alexandria, Virginia (August 12, 2020) The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) - the world’s largest professional association - hosted well-regarded futurist and trendcaster Dr. Shawn DuBravac for the first webinar in its GBTA Collaboratory 2020 series. DuBravac shared his insights on the path to pandemic recovery for the global travel…
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