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.


 

U.S. Project-Based Business Travel Spend Topped $45 Billion in 2017

Top Project-Based Markets Include LA, NYC, Las Vegas, Chicago and San Francisco

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In 2017, project-based business travel spending reached $45.4 billion USD, comprising 15 percent of all U.S. business travel spending, according to a first-of-its-kind study from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), in partnership with InterContinental Hotels Group. In total, 66 million trips were taken last year for project-based purposes, representing 12 percent of all U.S. business trips and 19 percent of all U.S. business trips taken for transient purposes.

Travel Payment Goes Virtual

Travel Policies Now Overwhelmingly Allow Ride-Sharing

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Travel payment is going virtual, ride-sharing is overwhelmingly allowed in business travel and gamification is not catching on, according to new research released today by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), in partnership with AirPlus International.

GBTA Members Call on Congress to Pass A Long-term FAA Bill and Ensure the 9-11 Aviation Security Fee is Used to Improve Security

GBTA Honors Senators and Representatives for Championing Business Travel

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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – hosted its 16th annual Legislative Summit this week. Over 130 GBTA members representing 23 states attended, calling on lawmakers to pass a five-year FAA Bill ensuring a long-term plan for the future of aviation and to ensure the entire 9-11 Aviation Security Fee is used for airport security and passenger facilitation.

GBTA Announces Successful Women Leading in Business Travel Panel at GBTA Convention 2018

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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today unveiled its first Center Stage panel for the 50th edition of GBTA Convention, held August 11-15, 2018 in San Diego. Successful Women Leading in Business Travel will feature three senior leaders in business travel as they give their unique perspectives on the opportunities and challenges facing the industry today.

GBTA and VDR Launch Registration for Ninth Annual European Conference

Conference Coming to Berlin

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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.

Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary to Deliver Keynote at GBTA Convention 2018

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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced Kevin O’Leary, investor on ABC’s Shark Tank, chairman of O’Shares ETF Investments Financial Group and bestselling author, as a featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2018, August 11-15 in San Diego. O’Leary’s keynote address will take place at Convention Arena on Tuesday, August 14.

Sports Icon and Social Justice Pioneer Billie Jean King to Deliver Keynote at GBTA Convention 2018

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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced Billie Jean King, sport icon, pioneer for social justice and entrepreneur as a featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2018, August 11-15 in San Diego. King’s keynote address will take place at Convention Arena on Monday, August 13. This session is made possible by Marriott International.

GBTA Executive Director Honored with Inaugural SPOKEies® Award

McCormick Named Top Spokesperson in Non-Profit Trade Associations

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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – is pleased to announce that Executive Director and COO Michael W. McCormick has been named an inaugural SPOKEies® Award winner. McCormick was named the top spokesperson in the Non-Profit Trade Association Category. 

GBTA Commends Bipartisan Effort to Pass Long-Term FAA Bill

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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – applauds passage of H.R. 4, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. Businesses send employees on 40 million business trips within the United States and around the world – most of which involve air travel. In fact, according to the most recent GBTA research, U.S. companies spent over $47.4 billion on air travel in 2016, comprising 18 percent of total travel spending.

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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