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Sustainable Business Travel Initiatives on the Rise in Europe

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Jan. 26, 2015 – The majority (57 percent) of European-based companies have sustainability initiatives written into their company’s travel policy, according to a new study on sustainability in travel programs by the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). This marks a significant increase from…

GBTA Convention 2015 Coming to Orlando: #Sharing

Alexandria, VA (January 15, 2015) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – announced today registration is open for GBTA Convention 2015 in Orlando, Fla., July 25-29. The annual convention is the largest, most comprehensive annual gathering of business travel and meetings managers, meeting planners, procurement professionals and suppliers…

U.S. Business Travel Spending Projected to Top $310 Billion in 2015

Alexandria, VA (January 13, 2015) – U.S. business travel ended 2014 on a high note, with record spending expected to reach $292.2 billion. The projection for 2015 also remains strong, as lower oil prices are expected to lead to increased consumer spending, boosting economic projects. This strong domestic economic news comes despite an overall weak…

Douglas Anderson to Chair GBTA Foundation Board

Alexandria, VA – January 7, 2015 – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) announced six new members for the 2015 Board of Trustees for the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of GBTA. Douglas Anderson, president and CEO of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, will take on the role of Foundation Board Chair. “I am pleased…

Gridlock-nado

Gridlock-nado

Earlier this week, CNN’s Jim Acosta coined the term Gridlock-nado (ala the SciFy movie Sharknado) to describe the budget mess. Just like the movie, it’s crazy-bad theatre.   The House Republicans are using this fall’s fiscal showdown to defund and delay Obamacare. They also announced plans to make a series of demands of the White…