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Podcast: A Wrap on GBTA Convention 2018

As we wrap up another successful GBTA Convention, we take a behind-the-scenes-look into what goes into planning such a massive event with Liz Huh, GBTA SVP of Global Operations. Next up, Heather Haley, GBTA VP of Sales Operations in Supplier Strategies, shares Convention highlights.

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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!

 

 

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Podcast: How Can Managed Travel Programs Address the Safety of Female Business Travelers?

For this week’s episode, The Business of Travel revisits an important topic – the safety of women business travelers. In the opening segment, GBTA President Christle Johnson talks GBTA priorities and highlights from a recent GBTA research study on female business travel safety conducted in partnership with WWStay. Next up, WWStay’s Dawn McGowan dives deeper into the findings and discusses how they are approaching the issue. Cathy Rigby of the CFA Institute and GBTA’s Risk Committee addresses what’s at stake for companies that don’t build female traveler safety into their programs and provides practical safety and security advice for women travelers.

 

 

Want to learn more about the GBTA research on the topic? Download an infographic here featuring key highlights. If you’re attending GBTA Convention 2018 in San Diego, you can also catch an education session on this research on August 13 at 8:45 AM.


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Podcast: 2019 Global Travel Forecast

For this week’s episode, The Business of Travel dives into the findings of the just-released 2019 Global Travel Forecast, conducted in partnership with Carlson Wagonlit Travel. GBTA Executive Director and COO Mike McCormick and Jon Gray of Rockport Analytics discuss high-level findings and what buyers can expect for travel prices across the air, hotel and ground sectors in 2019. Learn more and download the full report here.

 

 

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Podcast: GBTA Convention 2018 Preview & Speaker Announcement

For this week’s episode, GBTA Executive Director and COO Mike McCormick takes over The Business of Travel to provide a Convention preview of our main stage speakers at Convention Arena and Center Stage. Mike also unveils our Wednesday lunch keynote, so be sure to tune in so you can hear it here first before next week’s official announcement!

 

 

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Podcast: Time For A Travel Policy Tune-Up

For this week’s episode, The Business of Travel revisits a GBTA webinar discussion on tuning up your travel policy. The conversation focuses on identifying cost-savings opportunities, finding the balance between cost-savings and traveler productivity and addressing shared economy options. From there the panelists also share tips on communicating travel policy changes to today’s traveler and leave listeners with strategies to get their travel program running at peak performance.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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Podcast: GBTA Innovation Series in Partnership with Phocuswright - Part 2

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

 

 

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Podcast: GBTA Innovation Series in Partnership with Phocuswright Part 1

For this week’s episode, The Business of Travel, highlights GBTA’s Innovation Series in Partnership with Phocuswright. You’ll hear from the first three finalists in our online competition on the road to being named the “Best Innovator in Business Travel” at GBTA Convention 2018.

Hear Tripgrid, lumo and Stay22 all deliver their six-minute pitches on why they deserve to be named the top innovator.

 

 

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Podcast: The Challenges of Security in Today’s Volatile World

For this week’s episode, The Business of Travel, GBTA previews an upcoming Center Stage session at Convention 2018 focused on safety and security in today’s volatile world while looking back on our Conference in Toronto where GBTA Executive Director and COO Mike McCormick interviewed officials from the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority and the Canadian Border Service Agency.

 

 

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