Bob Costas to Deliver Keynote at GBTA Convention 2019

Alexandria, VA (April 11, 2019) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced award-winning sportscaster, broadcaster, and best selling-author Bob Costas as its first featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2019, held August 3-7 in Chicago. Costas’ keynote address will take place at the Convention Arena Luncheon on…

GBTA Convention 2018 Coming to San Diego

Alexandria, VA (December 21, 2017) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, is pleased to announce the launch of registration for GBTA Convention 2018. Next year’s Convention, the largest, most comprehensive annual gathering of business travel and meetings managers, meeting planners, procurement professionals and suppliers in the…

Podcast: ECPAT’s Efforts to Eliminate Child Trafficking

For this week’s episode, The Business of Travel talks with Michelle Guelbart, Director of Private Sector Engagement for ECPAT-USA about ways the travel industry can help put an end to child trafficking. Michelle also discussed the importance of urging Congress to reauthorize the Trafficking Victims Protection Act.     You can download and listen to The Business…

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Podcast: Leveraging Security and Travel to Build a Better Travel Risk Management Program

For this week’s episode, The Business of Travel gives listeners a taste of one of our more than 170 education sessions that took place at GBTA Convention 2018 last month in San Diego. Attendees can access all of these sessions covering the gamut of top travel industry issues including duty of care, technology and innovation, procurement,…

Women Must Take Risks and Ask for What They Want, Say Female Business Leaders

Women who want to move ahead in their careers must take risks, thrive through failure and talk the talk, according to three female business leaders on Monday at GBTA Convention 2018. The business travel executives—Jodi Allen, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Hertz; Melissa Maher, SVP Marketing and Innovation at Expedia; and Traci…

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Podcast: Convention Preview Episode: All About Education!

For this week’s episode, The Business of Travel interviews GBTA’s SVP of Professional Development and Research Amanda Cecil to learn all about what to expect out of education at the upcoming GBTA Convention. Hope to see you there starting this Saturday – August 11-15 in San Diego!     You can download and listen to The Business of…

GBTA Unveils Media Day Line-Up for GBTA Convention 2018

The business of travel has brought the world within reach, with borders blurring and people intersecting in all corners of the globe. The momentum never stops as the business travel industry is evolving at an unprecedented rate. New technologies have emerged, transforming the face of the global travel program. New security risks have surfaced, which…