GBTA News and Commentary

GBTA is the voice of the global business travel industry. GBTA leadership and members are often sought as experts to comment on wide-ranging issues affecting our industry. Our news, editorials and perspectives bring to life the latest business travel industry insights, trends, advocacy, events, research and education.


 

Majority of Travel Buyers Believe Female Business Travelers Face Greater Risk on the Road

New Research Identifies Top Safety Concerns for Women Travelers

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Nearly 7 in 10 (69 percent) U.S. travel buyers believe that female travelers generally face greater risk when traveling for business, according to new research released today by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), in partnership with WWStay. Additionally, 61 percent feel it is very important to consider female safety when implementing risk management programs.

Travel Payment Goes Virtual

Travel Policies Now Overwhelmingly Allow Ride-Sharing

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Travel payment is going virtual, ride-sharing is overwhelmingly allowed in business travel and gamification is not catching on, according to new research released today by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), in partnership with AirPlus International.

GBTA Members Call on Congress to Pass A Long-term FAA Bill and Ensure the 9-11 Aviation Security Fee is Used to Improve Security

GBTA Honors Senators and Representatives for Championing Business Travel

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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – hosted its 16th annual Legislative Summit this week. Over 130 GBTA members representing 23 states attended, calling on lawmakers to pass a five-year FAA Bill ensuring a long-term plan for the future of aviation and to ensure the entire 9-11 Aviation Security Fee is used for airport security and passenger facilitation.

Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary to Deliver Keynote at GBTA Convention 2018

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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced Kevin O’Leary, investor on ABC’s Shark Tank, chairman of O’Shares ETF Investments Financial Group and bestselling author, as a featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2018, August 11-15 in San Diego. O’Leary’s keynote address will take place at Convention Arena on Tuesday, August 14.

Sports Icon and Social Justice Pioneer Billie Jean King to Deliver Keynote at GBTA Convention 2018

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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced Billie Jean King, sport icon, pioneer for social justice and entrepreneur as a featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2018, August 11-15 in San Diego. King’s keynote address will take place at Convention Arena on Monday, August 13. This session is made possible by Marriott International.

GBTA Executive Director Honored with Inaugural SPOKEies® Award

McCormick Named Top Spokesperson in Non-Profit Trade Associations

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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – is pleased to announce that Executive Director and COO Michael W. McCormick has been named an inaugural SPOKEies® Award winner. McCormick was named the top spokesperson in the Non-Profit Trade Association Category. 

Technology, Innovation and Security Were the Hot Topics of GBTA Conference 2018 - Toronto

All New Tech Talks Designed to Identify New Technology Platforms

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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – wrapped up yet another successful conference in Toronto this week. Technology, innovation and security were among the hot topics discussed throughout the industry gathering bringing together travel professionals and industry leaders for Canada’s premiere business travel event. The Conference saw more than 800 registrants and record attendance despite mother nature’s best attempts to keep people at home with a major mid-April ice storm.

Business Travel Responsible for $40.1 Billion in Canadian GDP, Creates Over 573,000 Jobs

Canadian Business Travel Expenditures Reached $35.8 Billion in 2016

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A new report issued today at GBTA Conference 2018 - Toronto reveals the high potential of business travel to drive economic development and business success. The report, produced by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), in partnership with BCD Travel and Air Canada, also reveals the risk to the nation’s economy from a downturn in travel.

GBTA Pleased Congress Heard Message That PFC Increase Would Harm U.S. Economy

PFC Increase Left Out of Omnibus Spending Bill

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Tonight, Congress released the details of the Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus spending bill, which would fund the government through September. The Global Business Travel Association was pleased to see that attempts to increase air passengers’ flight costs were rebuffed. Congressional leaders rejected a proposal from Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) to increase the cap on passenger facility charges (PFC) from $4.50 to $8.50.

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Colleen Gallagher

Vice President, Communications
+1 703 236 1133
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