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 Comments on the Senate Commerce Committee Hearing on FAA Reauthorization

GBTA Comments on the Senate Commerce Committee Hearing on FAA Reauthorization

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Alexandria, VA (June 7, 2017) – The Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing today on the Reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration. The following statement may be attributed to Michael W. McCormick, GBTA executive director and COO.

GBTA Announces Inaugural Volunteer Leadership Sponsor

GBTA Announces Inaugural Volunteer Leadership Sponsor

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Alexandria, VA (May 16, 2017) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced Cornerstone Information Systems has partnered with GBTA as the inaugural Volunteer Leadership Sponsor.

GBTA Members Take to Capitol Hill to Advocate for Business Travel Priorities

Top Officials Discuss ATC Reform, Biometric Exit and FAA Reauthorization

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Alexandria, VA (April 27, 2017) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, hosted its 15th annual Legislative Summit this week. Over 110 GBTA members representing 26 states attended, calling on lawmakers to prohibit the use of voice calls on planes and ensure the Passenger Security Fee goes toward new technologies and trusted traveler programs rather than being diverted to pay down the deficit.

GBTA Surpasses 1,000 Travel Buyers Registered for Convention

Buyer Registrations Coming in at Record-Setting Pace

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Alexandria, VA (April 13, 2017) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced that more than 1,000 business travel buyers have registered for GBTA Convention 2017, marking the earliest in the event’s history that this milestone has been reached. Nearly 7,000 business travel professionals from around the globe are expected to gather in Boston this July 15-19, for the world’s largest business travel event.

Many Business Travelers Staying at Home-Sharing Properties Unsupported By Travel Policy

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Alexandria, VA (April 13, 2017) – Home-sharing properties are allowed in one out of every six travel polices (17 percent), according to a new study released today by the GBTA Foundation, the research and education arm of the Global Business Travel Association. However, more than double the number of business travelers are under the same impression (37 percent), meaning many travelers are booking and staying in properties unsupported by their travel policy – a serious duty of care issue.

GBTA And Phocuswright Partner to Launch Innovation Series at GBTA Convention 2017

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Alexandria, VA (April 12, 2017) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, and travel industry research authority Phocuswright today announced a partnership to launch the Innovation SeriesThis multifaceted, interactive program will bring the business travel industry’s most impactful innovators to GBTA Convention 2017, July 15-19 in Boston. The Innovation Series and Innovation Row at Convention are sponsored by Travel Leaders Group.

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Colleen Gallagher

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