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.


 

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 Announces Former Prime Minster of Canada, The Right Honourable Jean Chrétien, as Featured Speaker at GBTA Conference 2017 Toronto

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Toronto, Canada (March 16, 2017) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced former Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chrétien as a featured speaker on Centre Stage at GBTA Conference 2017 Toronto, May 23 – 25. Mr. Chrétien will deliver the closing keynote on Thursday, May 25. His appearance is made possible by Vision Travel Solutions.

GBTA Extends Sympathies to Those Impacted By Horrific Fires in Alberta

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Alexandria, VA (May 17, 2016) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry in Canada – would like to extend our sympathies to the people and businesses affected in Alberta by the horrific fires that began sweeping the province nearly two weeks ago. GBTA Canada understands the significant hurdles faced by Canada's oil and gas industry as of late, and recognizes that the affected areas of the fires puts further strain on this already struggling industry, the associated economy and its workers.

GBTA Canada Wraps Up Successful Annual Conference with Record Attendance

Sharlene Ketwaroo-Nanoo Named GBTA Canada Advisory Board President

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Toronto (April 21, 2016) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the leading voice of the business travel industry in Canada – held its 12th annual conference in Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre this week with a record 600+ attendees and also the highest buyer attendance in the history of the event.

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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