GBTA News and Commentary

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GBTA Announces Safety & Security Panel at GBTA Convention 2018

Top Security Officials to Discuss Safety and Security Challenges at GBTA Convention 2018

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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced a new panel in an exciting line-up of Center Stage content for the 50th edition of GBTA Convention, held August 11-15, 2018 in San Diego: The Challenges of Security in Today’s Volatile World.

Majority of Travel Buyers Believe Female Business Travelers Face Greater Risk on the Road

New Research Identifies Top Safety Concerns for Women Travelers

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Nearly 7 in 10 (69 percent) U.S. travel buyers believe that female travelers generally face greater risk when traveling for business, according to new research released today by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), in partnership with WWStay. Additionally, 61 percent feel it is very important to consider female safety when implementing risk management programs.

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.

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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