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…

Consolidation in Business Travel: What’s Next?
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Consolidation in Business Travel: What’s Next?

For the past several years, there has been a significant number of consolidations throughout every segment of the travel industry. With mergers and acquisitions of some of the best-known brands in the air travel, lodging and ground transport sectors continuing at a rapid pace, GBTA Convention 2016 featured a Center Stage panel discussion on the…

Trio of Industry Titans Take Centre Stage For “A View From the Corner Office” at GBTA Conference 2015 in Partnership with VDR

Trio of Industry Titans Take Centre Stage For “A View From the Corner Office” at GBTA Conference 2015 in Partnership with VDR

Attendees at GBTA Conference 2015 Frankfurt were treated to a jam-packed afternoon Tuesday featuring top-notch, global information with sessions on Centre Stage highlighting advocacy, research, and industry insight from a CEO panel. Building on the message delivered at GBTA Convention 2015 Orlando, ECPAT talked about its vision – a world in which no child is…

GBTA and The Wharton School Celebrate 15 Years of GLP Program

I am pleased to announce GBTA has again renewed its partnership with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania to deliver the Global Leadership Professional® (GLP) Program. This marks 15 years of delivering this program to business travel professionals and there is truly nothing else like it in the industry. The only masters-level course…

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Week in Review

The industry reacted swiftly and loudly this week after IATA introduced a proposal that standard carry-on baggage sizes be reduced to dimensions about 20 percent smaller than what most major airlines currently allow. IATA put the proposal on hold after much opposition including New York Senator Chuck Schumer who came out against the proposal saying…