Global Business Travel Association Statement Regarding Scott Solombrino

Alexandria, VA — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) announced today that the third-party investigation into professional work conduct allegations against Scott Solombrino, GBTA’s CEO, has concluded no misconduct or legal wrongdoing on his part.

In a statement, GBTA’s Board of Directors reported that they received an anonymous letter asserting troubling allegations about Mr. Solombrino.  The Board immediately launched an independent and thorough investigation with Mr. Solombrino’s professionalism and cooperation. The Board stated that “No misconduct or legal wrongdoing by Mr. Solombrino was found regarding these allegations.”

After being cleared of such allegations by the third-party investigation, Mr. Solombrino and the GBTA Board agreed that it was time for him to pursue other opportunities.

GBTA Interim Executive Director, Dave Hilfman, stated: “We thank Scott for his 25 years of service to GBTA and his passion and commitment to advancing the travel industry.  We wish Scott success in his future endeavors.”

About the Global Business Travel Association

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and meetings trade organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. GBTA’s 9,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA delivers world-class education, events, research, advocacy, and media to a growing global network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts. To learn how business travel drives lasting business growth, visit