Andy Cohen to Deliver Keynote at GBTA Convention 2019

Alexandria, VA (June 27, 2019) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced Emmy Award-winning host, producer, and author Andy Cohen as a featured speaker at the 51st edition of GBTA Convention 2019, held August 3-7 in Chicago. Cohen’s keynote address will take place at the Convention…

Jon Taffer to Deliver Keynote at GBTA Convention 2019

Alexandria, VA (May 22, 2019) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced author, restaurateur and host of Spike TV’s Bar Rescue Jon Taffer as a featured keynoter at GBTA Convention 2019, held August 3-7 in Chicago. Taffer will deliver a keynote during the Welcome Kick Off…

GBTA Announces Ashley Judd as Keynote Speaker at GBTA Convention 2019

Alexandria, VA (May 7, 2019) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced actress, activist and social justice humanitarian Ashley Judd as a keynote speaker at the 51st edition of GBTA Convention, held August 3-7, 2019 in Chicago. Judd will take the stage at Convention Arena on Wednesday, August 7. This session is made possible by American Airlines.

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: GBTA Media Day

For this week’s episode, The Business of Travel brings you a special extended episode featuring the breaking news announcements made live during GBTA Convention 2018 at Media Day. Media Day provides a platform for top travel companies to share their breaking news announcements featuring the latest products, partnerships and services across the business travel industry….

Podcast: Live from Center Stage at GBTA Convention 2018 Part 2

For this week’s episode, The Business of Travel once again revisits GBTA’s 50th Convention that just took place earlier this month in San Diego. Last week you heard our Monday Center Stage sessions and for today’s episode, we bring to you Tuesday’s industry sessions. First, up you’ll hear from Kurt Ekert, CEO of Carlson Wagonlit…

How Do You Operationalize “Travel Happiness” in Harmony With Corporate Security & Expense Policies? A Panel of Travel Buyers Debate.

A travel buyer’s job is to ensure that corporate employees safely travel where they’re needed at a reasonable cost. But it’s much more than that. Importantly, these travel buyers are looking to balance corporate security and budgets with the individual traveler’s preferences and convenience. A panel of experienced travel buyers told GBTA attendees from Center…

Is Bigger Better in the Travel Sector?

Being bigger can help companies learn, negotiate better, and innovate, according to the representatives of three big travel brands who participated in a panel discussion from Center Stage at GBTA Convention 2018. On the other hand, integrating people from different cultures challenges even the largest corporations. With 4,200 locations worldwide, Best Western CEO David Kong…