GBTA Announces NASA Astronaut Captain Scott Kelly as Featured Speaker at GBTA Convention 2016

Alexandria, VA (May 24, 2016) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – today announced U.S. astronaut and retired Navy Captain Scott Kelly will be a featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2016, July 16-20 in Denver, Colorado. Captain Kelly will speak at Convention Arena on Wednesday,…

GBTA Statement on the Brussels Attacks

Alexandria, VA (March 22, 2016) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today issued a statement in response to the Brussels attacks and is working to keep members apprised of the latest information. “GBTA is deeply saddened by the news of the terrorist attacks this morning in Brussels,” said Christle Johnson, GBTA president. “Dozens of…

GBTA Members Call on Congress to Pass the FAA Now, Fix TSA PreCheck and Oppose Efforts to Increase PFCs

Alexandria, VA (May 12, 2016) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – held its 14th annual Legislative Symposium this week. More than 100 GBTA members attended, calling on lawmakers to pass an FAA Bill now ensuring a long-term plan for the future of aviation, fix…

GBTA Launches Rules of the Road to Optimize Business Travel

Alexandria, VA (May 10, 2016) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – today announced the new Rules of the Road for optimizing business travel at its 14th annual Legislative Symposium. GBTA mobilized its members to create this declaration of travel reform to guide industry, business…

GBTA Names New Vice Presidents: Caitlin Gomez, Matt Konetschni, Eric Weaver

Alexandria, VA (May 6, 2016) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – announced three vice president appointments: Caitlin Gomez, Matt Konetschni and Eric Weaver. “I am excited about the future of our organization as we continue to build a staff that is talented, driven and…

GBTA Announces Featured Speakers at GBTA Convention 2016

Alexandria, VA (May 5, 2016) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – today announced legendary quarterback Peyton Manning will be a featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2016, July 16-20 in Denver, Colorado. Manning will speak at Convention Arena on Tuesday, July 19. His participation is…

GBTA Allied Leaders Appoint New Members to Allied Leadership Council

Alexandria, VA (May 5, 2016) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – today announced Allied Leadership Council President Scott Solombrino and Vice President Dorothy Dowling have appointed eight new members to the Allied Leadership Council (ALC). The ALC represents GBTA’s Allied Members by acting as…

GBTA Calls for China Business Travel Industry to Enact Policies Encouraging Travel

Alexandria, VA (2 May 2016) – On 5 March 2016, China’s Premier Li Keqiang announced the expansion of the scope of the Value Added Tax (VAT) to several key sectors including hospitality to take effect from 1 May 2016. Prior to this announcement, most hotels in China charge guests a 15 percent “service charge” consisting…

GBTA Announces United Airlines President and CEO Oscar Munoz as Featured Speaker at GBTA Convention 2016

Alexandria, VA (May 2, 2016) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – today announced Oscar Munoz, president and CEO of United Airlines, will be a featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2016, July 16-20 in Denver, Colorado. Munoz will speak at Center Stage on Monday, July…

GBTA Launches Registration for GBTA Conference 2016 Frankfurt in Partnership with VDR

London/Frankfurt (April 27, 2016) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – announced that registration is now open for GBTA Conference 2016 Frankfurt in Partnership with VDR. For the third straight year, GBTA joins its German partner association VDR – the German Business Travel Association – to host the largest…