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GBTA Members Ask Congress to Stop Diverting 9-11 Security Fee, Expand Visa Waiver Program and Establish Working Group on Ground Transportation

GBTA hosted its 17th annual Legislative Summit last week. Over 130 GBTA members representing 23 states attended, calling on lawmakers to ensure the entire 9-11 Aviation Security Fee is used for airport security and passenger facilitation, to further strengthen national security and expand international travel through the Visa Waiver Program and to support a working…

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Don’t Forget Ground Transportation When Talking About Business Travel

Throughout most of the 17th annual Legislative Summit, I drove home the message that business travel is important both to the U.S. economy and to the nation’s workforce. And one of the ways we achieve that is by having well-run airports and successful airlines. But how do we get to the airports? We now have…

Many Companies Don’t Know the Details of Their Travel Payment Methods

Alexandria, VA (October 31, 2017) – Small and mid-sized companies are significantly more likely to allow business travelers to use non-transparent payment methods such as personal credit cards or cash advances, according to new research released today by the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association. When looking at usage…

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Hit The Ground Running: Uber, Lyft, Autonomous Cars and Ground Transportation Upheaval

This is the first in a series of ground transportation articles we’re calling “Hit The Ground Running.” The point is to help you, the travel manager or TMC, navigate the massive upheaval in the ground transportation industry and figure out how you want to manage it.

Re-Engineering the Car Rental Process
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Re-Engineering the Car Rental Process

Last week Avis Car Rental announced its updated mobile app, Avis Now, has gained more than 250,000 users since it rolled out in July. During GBTA Convention’s Media Day this summer, Avis Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Scott Deaver announced the major overhaul to the company’s app with the addition of the new Avis…