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.


 

GBTA’s Shane Downey Receives Prestigious 2019 Leading Association Lobbyist Award

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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, is pleased to announce that Shane Downey, GBTA vice president of Government Relations, was named one of Association Trends’ 2019 Leading Association Lobbyists. The award is given to a class of outstanding leaders who are a driving force in accomplishing their organization’s advocacy and grassroots initiatives.

Colonel Nicole Malachowski (USAF, Ret.) to serve as Keynote Speaker at WINiT Summit 2019 - Chicago

Registration Now Open for WINiT Summit 2019 - Chicago

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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, announced today that Colonel Nicole Malachowski (USAF, Ret.) will serve as the closing keynote speaker for WINiT Summit 2019 - Chicago. This one-day event held in conjunction with GBTA Convention 2019 will offer first-in-class women’s leadership content and speakers. WINiT Summit 2019 - Chicago will take place on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

Automation, Fragmentation and Consolidation Were the Hot Topics of GBTA Conference 2018 Berlin in Partnership with VDR

Attendance Approaches 1,100 with Record-Breaking Turnout

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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – and German business travel buyer association VDR – wrapped up their fifth successful joint conference in Europe this week with record-breaking attendance. The event brought together nearly 1,100 attendees from 30+ countries for unparalleled networking, more education than ever before and top-notch speakers.

New Research Reveals High Expectations Business Travellers Place on Organsiations for Traveller Safety

Over Two-Thirds of Business Travellers Book Air And Hotels Directly or Through an Online Travel Agency (OTA)

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More than 8 in 10 (82 percent) business travellers think it is important for their safety for their company to know their travel plans in advance, yet less than half (47 percent) say their organisation has a system in place to capture their travel plans if they book outside of corporate channels, according to new research out today from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) in partnership with SAP Concur.

New Research Identifies Disconnects in Travel Program Goals, Policy and Traveler Behavior

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Nearly 70 percent of travel buyers say that enforcing policy compliance is among the most challenging aspects of their job, according to new research out today from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) in partnership with RoomIt by CWT. While travelers may book out-of-policy for preferred properties or amenities, there is also a large gap in traveler knowledge of company policy

GBTA Announces Successful Women Leading in Business Travel Panel at European Business Travel Conference

WINiT to Debut Education Sessions and Booth Presence in Berlin

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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – and German business travel buyer association VDR today announced another powerful Centre Stage session - Successful Women Leading in Business Travel - scheduled for the upcoming GBTA Conference 2018 Berlin in Partnership with VDR. This conference is taking place 27-29 November in Berlin.

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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