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GBTA Unveils Speaker Line-Up for Energy, Resources & Marine Symposium in Calgary


Conference Sessions to Take Deep Dive into Navigating Canada’s Oil, Gas & Energy Sector GBTA, the leading voice of the business travel industry in Canada, is excited to host its second annual Energy, Resources & Marine (ERM) Symposium in Calgary on October 8, 2015 at the WestJet Campus. ERM Symposium 2015 Calgary will feature keynote

Breaking Down the Business Traveler Sentiment Index


The first-ever GBTA Global Business Traveler Sentiment Index™ in partnership with American Express was recently released in July with the goal to understand travel trends in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Japan,  Mexico, United Kingdom, and the United States. It examined how business travelers feel about their travel experience and how those feelings affect their actual behaviors

Business Traveler Satisfaction Varies By Country


Recently, the first ever GBTA Global Business Traveler Sentiment Index™ in partnership with American Express revealed how business travelers across the globe feel about their travel experience and how those feelings affect their actual behaviors related to travel. This first global report showcased many differences (but also some similarities) between the countries surveyed for the

One-Half of Travel Buyers to Cut Spending with Lufthansa Once €16 Per Booking Surcharge Goes Into Effect on September 1


GBTA recently conducted a survey of travel buyers living in the United States and put out the release below this morning revealing its findings. In June, the Lufthansa Group airlines announced that it plans to add a surcharge to tickets purchased anywhere other than its websites, service centers and airport ticket counters beginning next week

A Travel Policy Void


New research from the GBTA Foundation sheds light on the impact that ride-sharing companies are having on the business travel industry. While one in four companies do not allow their travelers to use ride-sharing companies, many have no policy in place, creating risks for companies and travelers alike. A panel Tuesday at GBTA Convention in Orlando

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

Convenience, Cost-Savings and Customer Experience


Monday on Center Stage at GBTA Convention, Guy Langford of Deloitte & Touche LLP moderated a panel on differentiating branding in a sharing economy featuring two executives from more traditional and well-established companies and two new entrants from companies clearly playing in a sharing economy. The panelists included executives from NH Hotel Group, Enterprise Holdings, Zipcar and

GBTA Partners with ECPAT to Fight Child Exploitation in Travel


Earlier today at GBTA Convention, the GBTA Foundation announced it is joining the fight to stop child exploitation by working with ECPAT, the leading anti-trafficking policy organization fighting sex tourism. The GBTA Foundation will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with ECPAT against the trafficking and exploitation of children. In making this commitment, the GBTA Foundation will work with ECPAT

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