GBTA Pleased that Transportation Bill Rejects Massive Proposed Increase to Travel Fee

Alexandria, VA (June 10, 2015) – The United States House of Representatives late Tuesday night passed a bill to fund the Department of Transportation for Fiscal Year 2016. The bill doesn’t include a near doubling of passenger facility charges (PFCs), from $4.50 to $8, for each time a business traveler deplanes, first proposed in President…

GBTA Mexico Announces New Direct Board President

Mexico City, Mexico (June 10, 2015) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Mexico today announced Felipe Roman Hernandez of BBVA Bancomer as the newly elected Direct Board President of GBTA Mexico. He will serve a two-year term. “I am honored to accept the role of GBTA Mexico Direct President,” said Hernandez. “As the only…

Тревел симпозиум, посвященный стратегиям снижения затрат на деловые поездки и организацию мероприятий, состоялся в Москве 3 июня 2015

June 3 in Moscow, a business travel symposium GBTA Russia ‘Strategies and practices to optimize the costs of business trips in a changing economic situation’, which brought together key representatives of the business travel industry in Russia. The event was held at the new Marriott Novy Arbat Hotel in a very dynamic and friendly atmosphere….

The Loss of an Icon

Alexandria, VA (June 1, 2015) — On Friday, May 29, we at the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) were deeply saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Ed Gilligan. Ed was the recipient of GBTA’s highest honor, the Icon Award, at our annual Convention in 2013. This prestigious honor has only been given six…

TSA Report Raises Red Flags for Traveler Safety and Security

Alexandria, VA (June 1, 2015) – Today ABC News reported on an internal investigation of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) that showed security failures at dozens of the nation’s busiest airports, where undercover investigators were able to smuggle mock explosives or banned weapons through checkpoints in 95 percent of trials. The statement below can be…

GBTA Foundation, Project ICARUS Open Call for Nominations for European Outstanding Achievement Awards for Sustainability 2015

Alexandria, VA (May 28, 2015) —The GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and Project ICARUS announced today the call for nominations and applications is now open for the annual Project ICARUS Outstanding Achievement Awards for Sustainability in business travel and meetings across Europe. The awards recognize travel…

GBTA Names Regional Vice Presidents: Catherine McGavock, Kevin Maguire

Alexandria, VA (May 26, 2015) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – today announced two regional vice president appointments: Catherine McGavock and Kevin Maguire. Catherine McGavock has been promoted to Regional Vice President – EMEA. McGavock’s contributions over the years for GBTA as Regional Director…

Overwhelming Majority of Companies Keep Travelers Safe Through Travel Risk Management Protocols

ALEXANDRIA, VA – May 19, 2015 — The GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), today unveiled a study finding an overwhelming majority of organizations – 83 percent — report their travel programs have risk management protocols in place in order to ensure the safety and well-being of…

Executives to Discuss Differentiating Brands in a Sharing Economy

Alexandria, VA (May 15, 2015) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – today unveiled another panel in an exciting line-up of speakers for GBTA Convention 2015, July 25-29 in Orlando, Florida. Differentiating Brands in a Sharing Economy Monday, July 27, 9 a.m. Moderator: Guy Langford,…

GBTA Announces Silicon Valley Icon and Philanthropist Steve Wozniak as Featured Speaker at GBTA Convention 2015

Alexandria, VA (May 14, 2015) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – today announced Silicon Valley icon Steve Wozniak will be a featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2015, July 25-29 in Orlando, Florida. FORTUNE’s Washington columnist and senior editor-at-large Nina Easton will interview Wozniak at…