All posts by Colleen Lerro Gallagher

Accomplished Business Leader and Entrepreneur Gus Balbontin to Deliver Keynote Address at btTB 2017 in Partnership with GBTA


Former Executive Director and CTO of Lonely Planet, Gus Balbontin will deliver a keynote address at the upcoming btTB 2017 to be held on 2-3 May 2017 in Sydney. Gus will take the stage near the close of day one for his keynote presentation: Business Disruption: The Stories of Business Transformation in the Ever Reinventing

GBTA Ladders: A Mentor Program as Unique as Our Industry


*The following is a guest blog post from GBTA Ladders Leadership members Allison Davis, Manager, Marketing Communications, Ultramar Travel Management and Lauren Wolters, Director of Marketing, Cornerstone Information Systems.* One needs only read recent headlines to know that the business travel industry is one of constant change, disruptive innovation, increased productivity and an engine of

GBTA EU Hotel Committee Explores Hotel Program Savings Calculation Methods


*The GBTA EU Hotel Committee contributed the following blog post.* Do you know the most often-used methods for hotel program savings calculation in Europe? The GBTA Foundation conducted a survey in Europe to investigate how European travel buyers are calculating hotel savings. Based on the survey results, the GBTA EU Hotel Committee created a resource

Companies Expect Ongoing International Travel Disruption Resulting From Revised Travel Ban


European Companies Will Plan Significantly Less Meetings & Events in United States The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, polled its U.S. and European members this week to assess the business travel impact of President Trump’s revised executive order on travel. Nearly 4 in 10 (37 percent) U.S.

GBTA Announces Turkish Airlines Chairman Ilker Ayci as Featured Speaker at GBTA Convention 2017


The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced Turkish Airlines Chairman Ilker Ayci will be a featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2017, July 15-19 in Boston. A one-on-one interview with Ilker Ayci will take place at Center Stage on Monday, July 17. Ilker Ayci was named Chairman

GBTA Statement on President Trump’s First Address to Congress


On Tuesday night, President Trump delivered his first address to Congress. In his address, he said he will be asking Congress to approve legislation that produces a $1 trillion investment in the infrastructure of the United States — financed through both public and private capital — creating millions of new jobs. The Global Business Travel

GBTA Announces Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian as Featured Speaker at GBTA Convention 2017


Today, GBTA announced Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian will be a featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2017, July 15-19 in Boston. A one-on-one interview with Ed Bastian will take place at Center Stage on Tuesday, July 18. As CEO of Delta Air Lines, Ed Bastian’s primary responsibility is to champion the company’s employee-driven, customer-focused

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