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.


 

Chairman and Senior Executive of IAC Barry Diller to Speak at GBTA Convention 2017

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Alexandria, VA (June 8, 2017) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced Chairman and Senior Executive of IAC and Chairman of Expedia, Inc. Barry Diller as a featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2017, July 15 – 19 in Boston. A one-on-one interview with Barry Diller will take place at Convention Arena on Tuesday, July 18. This session is made possible by Egencia.

Mixing Work & Play: New Study Profiles the Bleisure Traveler

Overwhelming Majority of Bleisure Travelers Stay at Same Lodging for Business & Leisure Portions of Trip

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Alexandria, VA (June 8, 2017) – In the past year, over one-third (37 percent) of North American business travelers extended a work trip for leisure, according to a new study released today by the GBTA Foundation, the research and education arm of the Global Business Travel Association. Millennials (48 percent) did so at a much higher rate than Gen-X travelers (33 percent) and Baby Boomers (23 percent)

GBTA Calls ATC Privatization A High Stakes Gamble for the Business Traveler, Asks Congress to Offset Related Passenger Taxes

GBTA Joins Trade Groups in Calling on Congress to Effectively Modernize Air Traffic Control

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Alexandria, VA (June 7, 2017) – Today, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of global business travel industry, joined Airlines for America (A4A) and Travelers United (TU) in requesting that the House Ways and Means Committee work with the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in modernizing the nation’s air traffic control.

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.

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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