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Podcast: Leveraging Security and Travel to Build a Better Travel Risk Management Program

For this week’s episode, The Business of Travel gives listeners a taste of one of our more than 170 education sessions that took place at GBTA Convention 2018 last month in San Diego. Attendees can access all of these sessions covering the gamut of top travel industry issues including duty of care, technology and innovation, procurement,…


Podcast: Convention Preview Episode: All About Education!

For this week’s episode, The Business of Travel interviews GBTA’s SVP of Professional Development and Research Amanda Cecil to learn all about what to expect out of education at the upcoming GBTA Convention. Hope to see you there starting this Saturday – August 11-15 in San Diego!     You can download and listen to The Business of…


Podcast: GBTA Innovation Series in Partnership with Phocuswright – Part 3

For this week’s episode, The Business of Travel highlights round three of GBTA’s Innovation Series in Partnership with Phocuswright. You’ll hear from Safely, Stasher and Sanctifly as they deliver their six-minute pitches on why they deserve to be named the “Best Innovator in Business Travel” at GBTA Convention 2018.     You can download and listen…


Podcast: Celebrating National Business Traveler Day

The inaugural National Business Traveler Day took place this Tuesday, April 24th. Upside Business Travel led this initiative celebrating business travelers as the unspoken heroes of the American economy. Our research shows business travel spending alone represents 3 percent of national GDP – comparable to the entire domestic auto industry – and that’s nothing compared to how road warrior time on the road helps our companies grow.

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Podcast: Brexit – What Happens on January 1, 2021?

On the latest episode of The Business of Travel, GBTA talks Brexit and its impact on business travel. First up, Russell Patten, CEO of Grayling Brussels and Chairman of Grayling European Public Affairs, shares his perspectives on how negotiations are going and his predictions on how Brexit will ultimately impact business travel. Next, European Parliament MEP Daniel Dalton shares his views on what is at stake for the aviation sector and what long-term success will look like after Brexit is finalized.

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Managing Travel Disruptions to Improve Travel

As travel restrictions start to open up there are now different disruptions the travel industry is facing. This podcast explores the issues the industry encountered during the pandemic and the new challenges with releasing restrictions and travelers who are now on the move. We welcome Ben Boracas (IATA – Country Manager – USA & Canada)…

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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 host, Debbie Iannaci, head of…