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

Marianne Varkiani 0 371

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 and VDR Launch Registration for Ninth Annual European Conference

Conference Coming to Berlin

Marianne Varkiani 0 956

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – announced that registration is now open for GBTA Conference 2018 Berlin in Partnership with VDR. For the fifth straight year, GBTA joins its German partner association VDR – the German Business Travel Association – to host the largest business travel conference in Europe.

GBTA Honors BCD Travel’s Torsten Kriedt with Luoma Award

Colleen Gallagher 0 1707

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – recently honored Torsten Kriedt, Vice President for Product Strategy and Innovation at BCD Travel, with the prestigious Luoma Award. Gehan Colliander, Chair of the GBTA Europe Advisory Board, presented the award during GBTA Conference 2017 Frankfurt in partnership with VDR last month.
 

AI, Risk and Traveller Centricity Were the Hot Topics of GBTA Conference 2017 Frankfurt in Partnership with VDR

Colleen Gallagher 0 1934

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – and German business travel buyer association VDR – wrapped up yet another successful joint conference in Europe last month. Artificial intelligence (AI), duty of care and traveller centricity were among the hot topics discussed throughout the three-day industry gathering bringing together travel professionals and industry leaders for Europe’s largest business travel event.

Access to Risk Management Services Still Far From Universal

Duty of Care Made Difficult by Lack of Visibility into Travel Plans

Colleen Gallagher 0 2986

The vast majority of business travellers feel their companies take duty of care seriously, yet access to various risk management services is far from universal, according to new research released today from the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association. Roughly one-third of German, French and UK business travellers say their organisation does not provide an assistance hotline to call in an emergency or unexpected event – one of the most basic services available.

European Business Travellers Identify Top Challenges They Face on the Road

Frictionless Travel Can Impact Employee Recruitment and Retention

Colleen Gallagher 0 2209

Alexandria, VA (October 10, 2017) – Time spent in transit is the most challenging aspect of business travel, according a new report released today by the GBTA Foundation – the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association. Layovers, changing a reservation mid-trip, work environment while travelling and preparing expense reports also topped the list of most challenging aspects for European business travellers.

GBTA Announces Partnership with MPI to Deliver New Meeting and Event Education Track at Upcoming Conference

Anonym 0 1242

London, 18 September 2017- The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) today announced the two associations are collaborating to present meeting and event focused education at GBTA Conference 2017 Frankfurt in Partnership with VDR, taking place in Frankfurt, 28-30 November.

GBTA Announces New European Advisory Board Appointments

Anonym 0 1230

London, United Kingdom (December 15, 2016) - The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – announced three new appointments to its European Advisory Board: Ricardo Crespo, AbbVie; Flavio Ghiringhelli, HRS; and Javier Amigo Prous, Campofrío Food Group Holding. Scott Torrey of Concur was also recently appointed to the GBTA Foundation European Advisory Board.

Brexit Impact Yet to Hinder Europe’s Growing Business Travel Market

Germany Continues to Lead the Charge Amongst Major Business Travel Markets in Europe

Anonym 0 1157

FRANKFURT, Germany (16 November 2016) –The Eurozone’s population and institutions may have been surprised by the outcome of the June Brexit referendum, but the economy has barely missed a beat as markets have snapped back after an initial slide, according to the GBTA BTI™ Outlook – Western Europe report, conducted by the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). Consumers are consuming and businesses are hiring, investing and traveling for now. While spending has been somewhat resilient, measures of near-term investment intensions plunged in the third quarter of this year, suggesting coming weakness.

RSS
1234

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