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Guest Post: What Does the Next Generation Storefront Mean for Business Travel?

The Next Generation Storefront was a topic of discussion at the fifth annual GBTA Ladders Summit, a gathering of the travel industry’s most talented professionals to exchange ideas on how to navigate and lead the travel industry. The discussion was led by moderator Dena Fradette, Head of Travel Partnerships at TravelBank, and panelists Anne Kolodziej,…

Podcast: How Blind Spend is Impacting Your Travel Program

Today’s episode of The Business of Travel tackles the topic of blind spend and how it impacts your travel program. Charlie Sultan, Senior Vice President of Supplier Services at SAP Concur and a member of GBTA’s Technology Committee shares his expertise on the subject.   You can download and listen to The Business of Travel on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play and…

Dining Programs are Hot: Here’s Why it Should Matter to You

By Heather Thompson, Public Relations Manager, Dinova With the Global Business Travel Association’s annual convention just behind us, it’s no wonder everyone is talking about business travel. It’s a hot topic that gets even hotter when we talk about how much business travel actually costs. (Don’t worry, procurement managers, we’re all feeling the same swelter.)…

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Podcast: How Can Managed Travel Programs Address the Safety of Female Business Travelers?

For this week’s episode, The Business of Travel revisits an important topic – the safety of women business travelers. In the opening segment, GBTA President Christle Johnson talks GBTA priorities and highlights from a recent GBTA research study on female business travel safety conducted in partnership with WWStay. Next up, WWStay’s Dawn McGowan dives deeper into…

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Podcast: Time For A Travel Policy Tune-Up

For this week’s episode, The Business of Travel revisits a GBTA webinar discussion on tuning up your travel policy. The conversation focuses on identifying cost-savings opportunities, finding the balance between cost-savings and traveler productivity and addressing shared economy options. From there the panelists also share tips on communicating travel policy changes to today’s traveler and…