All posts by Colleen Lerro Gallagher

Dramatic Political Risk: An Unavoidable Reality


On Monday, international counter-terrorism and security expert Hagai M. Segal delivered the opening keynote at Centre Stage during GBTA Conference 2016 Frankfurt in Partnership with VDR. He called dramatic political risk an unavoidable reality in today’s world. Hagai talked risk and security to the packed audience of travel professionals from across the globe covering everything

Turning Data into Solutions to Solve for Today’s Industry Problems


Earlier this week, Business Travel News interviewed Mark Hollyhead of Egencia following the announcement that Egencia has restructured its management. Mark’s role has shifted from head of Americas to leading the operations and supplier side as COO. In the article he shares insight on today’s global world and serving both travelers and client companies. This

The Best in Business Class?


Today, Bloomberg’s Eric Rosen asked who is winning the U.S. business class cabin showdown. In his article he detailed everything you need to know about the new business class cabins debuting on Delta, United and American Airlines. We don’t play favorites at GBTA, so we’ll let you decide for yourself and read more from Bloomberg here. Speaking

Traditional Car Services in Today’s Corporate Travel World


Yesterday, Skift’s Andrew Sheivachman published an article saying traditional car services won’t disappear from the corporate travel world anytime soon. “If all you did was read news reports and listen to the raves of fellow travelers, you would probably think that ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft are rapidly putting traditional car services out of

Week in Review


Congress approved a short-term spending bill earlier this week avoiding a shutdown and keeping the government running through December 9. GBTA was pleased to see language included that will allow TSA to continue to fund increased personnel, however, a long-term solution is necessary. Travelers crave price transparency, according to Christopher Elliott in a USA Today

Amadeus’ Jay Richmond Talks Complexity, Data & Integration with GBTA


During Convention this summer, Jay Richmond, Head of Business Travel for Amadeus North America, sat down with GBTA’s Ed Barrett at the Broadcast Studio to talk travel technology. Jay flagged complexity, data and integration as the key areas to address in the coming years. Jay also shared a challenge coming quickly down the pipeline that

Executive Discussion: Preparing for Millennials and Handling Crisis Management


During Convention, I had a chance to talk with Tom Tulloch, Managing Director of North America for Pi, at the GBTA Broadcast Studio. Tom shared the technology company’s plans for the upcoming year focusing on growth and innovation around Pi Travel. He also shared some general challenges the industry faces in today’s world. Tom believes

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