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Week in Review


Last weekend, an air traffic control glitch caused major delays hitting Washington, D.C. and New York especially hard. GBTA called for a top-to-bottom review of the air travel disruption calling it an unacceptable outcome and pressing for a close examination of the long-term planning process. In better news for consumers, Slate reports that airline ticket

Week In Review


The Week In Review is back today after a short hiatus to keep you up to date on the latest news in business travel. Skift’s Dan Peltier highlighted 8 charts on where next generation of big-spending business travelers will come from according to the GBTA Foundation’s annual forecast for business travel. USA Today reports on

How to Spot Human Trafficking at Airports


At GBTA Convention 2015, the GBTA Foundation announced a partnership with ECPAT, the leading anti-trafficking policy organization fighting sex tourism. GBTA is working to mobilize the travel industry against child exploitation in travel by encouraging the business travel industry to adopt and implement ECPAT’s Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct, the only voluntary, industry-driven set of guidelines

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

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

Kevin Bacon Talks Six Degrees at GBTA Convention


Monday at GBTA Convention actor, director and musician Kevin Bacon took the stage at Convention Arena. Bacon entertained a packed crowd sharing stories about his career in the entertainment industry; the genesis of the 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon game and his Six Degrees Foundation, which connects celebrities with deserving grass-roots charities. He concluded by talking about how

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