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Global Uncertainty Causing Delays in Business Travel Growth

Alexandria, VA (April 12, 2016) – U.S. business travel will continue to grow only moderately in 2016 as global uncertainty looms. This is one of the key findings from the GBTA BTI™ Outlook – United States 2016 Q1, a report by the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association…

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GBTA Warns Against EU Suspension of Visa Waiver Agreement with United States and Canada

Alexandria, VA (April 12, 2016) – The European Commission is discussing a potential one-year suspension of its visa waiver agreement with the United States and Canada, which would require all travelers to obtain a visa for travel to Europe. The following statement can be attributed to Michael W. McCormick, executive director and COO of the…

Global Business Travel Association Announces New European Advisory Board Appointments

LONDON (April 11, 2016) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – announced today two new appointments to its European Advisory Board: Mia Andersson Global Programme Manager for biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and Bernd Schulz, General Manager, Amadeus Germany. GBTA Europe’s President Advisory Board Chair, Gehan Colliander…

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GBTA Launches New Travel Risk Management Assessment Tool

Alexandria, VA (April 7, 2016) – The GBTA Foundation – the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association – today announced the launch of the new Travel Risk Management Maturity Model (TRM3™) Self-Assessment Tool. The update to the TRM3 tool was created in partnership with iJET International thanks to a special task…

GBTA Urges Call for Transparency Between Airlines and Business Travel Industry On Faring Issues

Alexandria, VA (April 4, 2016) – The buyer members of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) were frustrated with the marketplace news that United, Delta and American all changed fare structures on multi-city trips without any advance communication to corporate travel managers. This represents a major faring change requiring transparency throughout the buyer community. GBTA…

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GBTA Poll Shows Vast Majority of Companies Have Effective Risk Management Plans

Alexandria, VA (March 31, 2016) – More than 72 percent of global travel buyers report that their company has a risk management plan in place, according to a poll conducted by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and its European partner associations. In addition 81 percent found their company’s risk management plan to be effective…

GBTA Foundation Welcomes Jeanne Liu as New Vice President of Research

Alexandria, VA (March 16, 2016) – The GBTA Foundation – the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association – today announced Jeanne Liu has joined GBTA as the new Vice President of Research. Ms. Liu will oversee the GBTA Foundation’s renowned research department, which produces the most timely and accurate research for…

GBTA Announces TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger as Featured Speaker at GBTA Convention 2016

Alexandria, VA (March 9, 2016) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – today announced U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator Peter Neffenger will be a featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2016, July 16-20 in Denver, Colorado. Administrator Neffenger will speak at Center Stage on Tuesday,…

MPI and GBTA Recognize CMM Recipients from 2015 Dominican Republic Class, Accepting Applications for Las Vegas and Norfolk Programs

DALLAS, TX and ALEXANDRIA, VA – March 9, 2016 – Meeting Professionals International (MPI)and the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), recently presented the distinguished Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM) to 17 more meeting and travel professionals, bringing the total number of holders to 1,087 worldwide. This…

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GBTA Unveils Speaker Line-Up for 12th Annual Canada Conference in Toronto

Alexandria, VA (March 3, 2016) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the leading voice of the business travel industry in Canada – today unveiled the speaker line-up for its 12th annual conference in Toronto from April 18-20, 2016 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The largest business travel management event in Canada, and…