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.


 

Global Business Thought Leader Peter Fisk to Deliver Opening Keynote at GBTA Conference 2018 Berlin in Partnership with VDR

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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced global business thought leader Peter Fisk as a featured speaker at GBTA Conference 2018 Berlin in Partnership with VDR. Fisk’s opening keynote address will take place at Centre Stage on 27 November.

GBTA Honors Outstanding Members

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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – awarded three distinguished members during GBTA Convention 2018 in San Diego.

  • Direct Member of the Year—Stephen Gheerow, Travel Services Manager, Ford Foundation
  • Direct Member of the Year—Connie Smith, Manager of Global Services, McCain Foods
  • Allied Member of the Year—Dorothy Dowling, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Best Western® Hotels & Resorts

Travel Buyers Looking to Bring Innovation to Booking Process

Travel Buyer Role Continues to Broaden

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Consumerization, personalized booking and live chat top the list of booking innovations travel buyers are most excited about offering through their travel program to improve the user experience, according to new research out today from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) in partnership with SAP Concur.

New Research Identifies Business Travel Dining Trends

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Clear generational differences exist when it comes to business traveler dining, payment and expensing options, according to new research released today by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), in partnership with Dinova, Inc. According to first-of-its-kind research that delves into the psyche of the business diner, Millennials are more likely to dine on-the-go, while Boomers are most likely to wine and dine clients and Gen Xers typically dine in a group with colleagues.

GBTA Hotel Committees Embrace Name Change to Reflect Changing Marketplace

GBTA and Committees Launch RFP Taskforce at Convention to Update RFP Resource

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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today is pleased to announce the current GBTA Hotel Committee and Europe Hotel Committee are changing their names to the GBTA Accommodations Committees. This new name change reflects the changing marketplace as the term “hotel” no longer fully reflects the various accommodation solutions that buyers are using and considering for their travel programs.

Companies Increasingly Exposed to Financial Loss and Duty of Care Violations as the Number of Meetings Grow

Over Half of Companies Globally Book Simple Meetings Outside of Managed Channels; Over 70 Percent of U.S. Respondents Use Consumer Channels for Simple Meetings

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Globally, half of company-held meetings are simple meetings, yet roughly half of survey respondents report their organizations do not use a “managed” meetings channel for simple meetings, according to new research released today by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), in partnership with HRS.

GBTA Announces Safety & Security Panel at GBTA Convention 2018

Top Security Officials to Discuss Safety and Security Challenges at GBTA Convention 2018

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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced a new panel in an exciting line-up of Center Stage content for the 50th edition of GBTA Convention, held August 11-15, 2018 in San Diego: The Challenges of Security in Today’s Volatile World.

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Media Contacts

Colleen Gallagher

Vice President, Communications
+1 703 236 1133
cgallagher@gbta.org

Marianne Varkiani

Communications Manager
+1 703 236 1164
mvarkiani@gbta.org