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.


 

Majority of Organizations Fail to Conduct Formal Risk Assessment for Every Meeting

New Research Reveals Room for Improvement in Meetings & Events Risk Management

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A majority of travel buyers (62 percent) say risk management of meetings and events is a growing priority for their organization, according to new research out today from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) in partnership with WorldAware. Current efforts are lacking, however, as companies only sometimes conduct formal risk assessments when planning a meeting.

Ben Mulroney to Keynote at GBTA Conference 2019 Toronto

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Toronto, Canada (February 19, 2019) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced Ben Mulroney as a featured speaker at GBTA Conference 2019 - Toronto, taking place April 15-17. His appearance is made possible by American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), the world’s leading business partner for managed travel.

GBTA’s Shane Downey Receives Prestigious 2019 Leading Association Lobbyist Award

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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, is pleased to announce that Shane Downey, GBTA vice president of Government Relations, was named one of Association Trends’ 2019 Leading Association Lobbyists. The award is given to a class of outstanding leaders who are a driving force in accomplishing their organization’s advocacy and grassroots initiatives.

Colonel Nicole Malachowski (USAF, Ret.) to serve as Keynote Speaker at WINiT Summit 2019 - Chicago

Registration Now Open for WINiT Summit 2019 - Chicago

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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, announced today that Colonel Nicole Malachowski (USAF, Ret.) will serve as the closing keynote speaker for WINiT Summit 2019 - Chicago. This one-day event held in conjunction with GBTA Convention 2019 will offer first-in-class women’s leadership content and speakers. WINiT Summit 2019 - Chicago will take place on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

Automation, Fragmentation and Consolidation Were the Hot Topics of GBTA Conference 2018 Berlin in Partnership with VDR

Attendance Approaches 1,100 with Record-Breaking Turnout

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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – and German business travel buyer association VDR – wrapped up their fifth successful joint conference in Europe this week with record-breaking attendance. The event brought together nearly 1,100 attendees from 30+ countries for unparalleled networking, more education than ever before and top-notch speakers.

New Research Reveals High Expectations Business Travellers Place on Organsiations for Traveller Safety

Over Two-Thirds of Business Travellers Book Air And Hotels Directly or Through an Online Travel Agency (OTA)

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More than 8 in 10 (82 percent) business travellers think it is important for their safety for their company to know their travel plans in advance, yet less than half (47 percent) say their organisation has a system in place to capture their travel plans if they book outside of corporate channels, according to new research out today from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) in partnership with SAP Concur.

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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