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Guest Post: Four Perspectives on Technology


The following is a guest post in our GBTA Ladders Blog Series. The GBTA Ladders program is a unique mentor program designed to help develop the passion and skills of business travel professionals enabling them to help solve the major challenges facing business travel. A call for new mentors and mentees for the next round

Tuesday’s Theme of Convention: Technology’s Impact on Travel


Tuesday morning, Dorothy Dowling, Senior Vice President, Best Western Marketing and Sales, led a fascinating panel on the Future of the Travel Distribution Landscape at GBTA Convention 2015. She was joined by Douglas Anderson, CEO of Carlson Wagonlit Travel; Scott V. Alvis, Chief Marketing Officer of Amadeus North America; and David Pavelko, Director of Travel

Competition and the Sharing Economy Highlight Monday at GBTA Convention


The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry, kicked off its first industry session at Center Stage with Charisse Jones of USA Today asking hard-hitting questions from Southwest Airlines’ Gary Kelly and Etihad Airlines’ James Hogan. The interviews focused on the future of airline competition, Open Skies, antitrust

GBTA Convention 2015: Coming to Orlando


In just four days, GBTA Convention 2015 kicks off in Orlando on Saturday with Convention Kick-Start Sessions and the GBTA Cares Service Project. The event will feature award-winning actor Kevin Bacon, innovator Steve Wozniak and leading news anchor Megyn Kelly, as well as a slate of industry-panels you won’t want to miss. What more does Convention

GBTA Latin America Conference in Sao Paulo Features Education, Networking and More


In late June, GBTA hosted its third annual successful conference in Sao Paulo, Brasil with more than 300 total attendees bringing together business travel professionals from Brasil with suppliers worldwide. The event took place at the Pullman Hotel, Vila Olympia, Sao Paulo, located within one of the city’s most prominent financial centers. With the continuing expansion of

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