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Women Business Travelers: Back on the Road in a Post-pandemic World

After navigating a global pandemic for well over two years, what’s your new normal? In a new podcast series – “Back and Better Than Ever” – learn from incredible women coming together to discuss what “returning” means to them. In this episode, Kate McDevitt Nichols, Founder of Go Jane, Go, a global community of 1,000+…

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GBTA Foundation Relaunches to Advance People and Planet Initiatives for the Business Travel Industry

Alexandria, VA – Helping the global business travel industry create a positive impact and a better future for people and the planet is the mission behind the Global Business TravelAssociation’s relaunch of its charitable arm, the GBTA Foundation. The GBTA Foundation will focus on the strategy and execution of GBTA’s global sustainability programs, supporting initiatives related to climate…

GBTA Research and Professional Development Update
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GBTA Research and Professional Development Update

Are Business Travel Programs Barring Basic Economy? According to new research, business travel programs are not on board with basic economy fares. These fares were introduced by many airlines last year and are typically cheaper than standard airfare, but come with restrictions. The report, put out by GBTA in partnership with Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC),…

Week in Review
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Week in Review

After causing destruction in Cuba, Hurricane Michael was upgraded to a Category 4 storm before hitting the Southeast U.S., Buying Business Travel reports. According to CNBC, over 300 flights were cancelled at Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Thursday. Meetings & Conventions recently revealed their fourth annual list of the top 25 women in the meetings…

GBTA Announces WINiT Strategic Advisory Board

*The following post was originally sent as a member email to GBTA and WINiT members.* At Convention this August, I had the pleasure of announcing GBTA’s acquisition of WINiT, a career development network aimed at increasing visibility and advancement for women in the travel, meetings, events and exhibition industries. This move further strengthened our ongoing…

Spotlight on Silke Koehnecke, 2021 WINiT Top 50 Women in Travel Recipient

Proudly connecting People to what is important in their lives since 1999. Silke began her Southwest Airlines journey in Marketing and has since served in a variety of Leadership positions in Corporate Sales, Business Development, and currently Southwest Business where she is part of the Leadership Team responsible for the business travel sales strategy for…

Spotlight on Christina Woronchak, 2021 WINiT Top 50 Women in Travel Recipient

Christina is passionate about global travel. She has traveled the world and has devoted her career to the business travel industry, leading sales and client management teams for leading global, hospitality and travel management companies. As Deem’s Chief Revenue Officer, Christina leads the sales and customer experience teams. In that capacity, she is responsible for…

Spotlight on Katharine W. Farrell, 2021 WINiT Top 50 Women in Travel Recipient

Katharine W. Farrell serves as President of Dots & Lines, Inc., an independent marketing and communications consultancy that specializes in B2B technology and travel. She currently serves as an Alumni Advisor for the GBTA Ladders mentorship program and previously served as Co-chair of the GBTA Ladders Media & Communications committee. Katharine is an active member…

Spotlight on Susan Lichtenstein, 2021 WINiT Top 50 Women in Travel Recipient

As Managing Partner of DigiTravel Consulting, Susan leads the company in building next-generation consulting services for the business travel industry. Prior to DigiTravel Consulting, she served as Director of Global Procurement Services for Cisco Systems Inc. and Vice President of Corporate Markets for Experient. Why is WINiT vital to you? I joined WINiT because my…