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GBTA and European Partner Network to Engage with European Commission on Aviation Strategy

Earlier this week, GBTA and its European partner network congratulated the European Commission on the adoption of an aviation strategy last December and called for further engagement on issues of particular relevance to the business travel industry. In a letter to Commissioners, the organizations identified three areas for further discussion: Boosting competitiveness of the European Union’s

Mandating Sustainability: New White Paper Details Impact Recent EU Accounting Directive to Have on Travel Buyers

In 2014, the European Council adopted Directive 2014/95/EU establishing mandatory environmental, social and governance reporting requirements for companies of significant public relevance with more than 500 employees. The EU member states are currently transposing the Directive into national law and mandatory reporting will be enforced beginning in 2017. This new Directive makes reporting of non-financial

A Look into The Future of Travel Distribution

Day two of GBTA Conference 2015 Frankfurt in partnership with VDR began with for the first ever GBTA Media Briefing. Buzzing, energetic and full of conversation, international journalists had the opportunity to meet with a range of suppliers learning about the latest in business travel. Back at Centre Stage, the day opened with a Presidential

Riding The Wave of Change with Brand Guru Dietmar Dahmen and a Record Number of Attendees

GBTA Conference 2015 | Frankfurt in partnership with VDR officially kicked off on Monday. Dirk Gerdom, President of VDR, and Christle Johnson, GBTA President, welcomed over 1,000 delegates. This record number represents a strong growth in delegate numbers and sponsor support this year, making it the largest and most diverse industry gathering of its kind in Europe.

Project ICARUS Recognizes Outstanding Examples of Sustainability at Berlin Conference

Many of you are probably already familiar with Project ICARUS. For those that aren’t, this GBTA Foundation initiative launched in 2006 is the definitive source of information, education, support and recognition programs for sustainability in the business travel and meetings industry, globally. Just last month at GBTA Conference 2014 Berlin, Project ICARUS announced the winners

Week In Review

It was a big week for business travel in Europe as GBTA along with German business travel buyer association VDR kicked off Europe’s largest business travel conference in Berlin. The GBTA Foundation released the results of its semi-annual Western Europe business travel forecast there predicting 4.9 percent growth in business travel spending in 2014 followed

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