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 Announces New Initiative: The Masters List

List to Recognize Most Engaged Buyer Members

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ALEXANDRIA, VA – May 12, 2015 – The GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) announced a new initiative at its Annual Gala in New York City yesterday called The Masters List. The Masters List will recognize the most engaged, most committed, most connected and most involved GBTA Direct Members from around the globe.

Convenience Trumps Cost for Business Travelers, Says Inaugural GBTA Business Traveler Sentiment Index™, in Partnership with American Express

Millennials Take the Lead Using Newer Travel Services and Social Media

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NEW YORK (May 11, 2015) – Business travelers value convenience over cost savings, according to new research from the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), in partnership with American Express. According to the first in a series of GBTA Business Traveler Sentiment Index™ reports, U.S. business travelers put a high premium on convenience, particularly when it comes to their flight schedule choices. When booking flights domestically or internationally, more business travelers say their top consideration is convenient flight schedules (36%), compared with ticket price (24%) and ability to earn miles (20%).

GBTA Announces Award Winning Actor Kevin Bacon as Features Speaker at GBTA Convention 2015

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Alexandria, VA (May 6, 2015) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – today announced award winning film, television and stage actor; musician and philanthropist Kevin Bacon will be a featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2015, July 25-29 in Orlando, Florida. Bacon will be speaking at Convention Arena on Monday, July 27. His appearance is made possible by Sabre®.

GBTA Russia бизнес-тревел симпозиум «Стратегии снижения затрат на деловые поездки в условиях меняющейся экономической ситуации» пройдет в Москве 3 июня 2015 года

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Москва (22 апреля 2015) - Международная Ассоциация Делового Туризма (GBTA) - выступающая от имени международной индустрии делового туризма - объявила дату проведения и программу очередного бизнес-тревел симпозиума, который состоится в Москве 3 июня 2015 года.

 

GBTA Praises Bill Ending Managed Inclusion for PreCheck

Bill Introduced Day After GBTA Members Visit DC, Call on Lawmakers to End Practice

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Alexandria, VA (May 1, 2015) – Reps. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), John Katko (R-NY) and Kathleen Rice (D-NY) introduced a bill that would end managed inclusion for PreCheck, a practice where Transportation Security Administration agents allow travelers to use PreCheck lanes when they have not been properly vetted. The statement below can be attributed to Michael W. McCormick, Executive Director and COO of the Global Business Travel Association.

GBTA Members Call on Congress to Oppose PFC Increase, End PreCheck Managed Inclusion and Stop Discriminatory Car Rental Taxes

Top Lawmakers Discuss PFCs, PreCheck, Amtrak and Tourism

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Alexandria, VA (April 30, 2015) —The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)—the voice of the global business travel industry— held its 13th annual Legislative Symposium Tuesday and Wednesday, calling on lawmakers to oppose a proposed increase in the passenger facility charge (PFC), end the practice of managed inclusion in TSA PreCheck lanes and put a stop to discriminatory car rental taxes.

GBTA Foundation Announces Star Alliance as Gold Partner for “Gift of Knowledge” Initiative: Delivering Business Travel Education in China

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Alexandria, VA (April 29, 2015) – The GBTA Foundation – the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association – announced today that Star Alliance has joined the “Gift of Knowledge” as a Gold Partner. Through the initiative, GBTA will be utilizing funds raised to create and deliver an innovative and comprehensive program to further develop the travel management profession in China.

GBTA Canada Delivers Education, Innovation and Opportunity at 11th Annual Conference

GBTA Conference 2015 Toronto Gains Momentum with Record Attendance

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Toronto (April 27, 2015) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Canada held its 11th annual conference from April 20-22 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, in Toronto. True to its theme, Business in Motion, the conference was a hub of activity with a record number of more than 550 delegates and more than 65 exhibitors.

Dramatic Business Travel Growth for India Continues

India Poised to Be Leader in Business Travel in Coming Decades Business Travel Spending Forecasted to Grow 9.8% in 2015, 10.9% in 2016

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Delhi/Mumbai (April 23, 2015) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation, the voice of the global business travel industry, today announces the results of its third GBTA BTI™ Outlook – India report, a semi-annual analysis that relates unfolding economic events at home and abroad to their resulting impacts on India’s business travel market. The report, sponsored by Visa Inc., includes the GBTA BTI™; an index of business travel spending that tracks market performance over time.

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