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GBTA Pleased IATA “Hit the Pause Button” on Proposal to Reduce Carry-on Baggage Dimensions by 20 Percent


As many of you heard, yesterday, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), an airline industry association, put on hold on its recommendation that standard carry-on baggage sizes be reduced to dimensions about 20 percent smaller than what most major airlines currently allow — to 22 inches tall, 13 1/2 inches wide and 7 1/2 inches deep.

Germany: A Bright Star in Europe’s Sky


Germany holds its position as the brightest star in the European sky when it comes to business travel as strong economic growth and relatively competitive labour markets continue to propel business travel activity. The GBTA Foundation’s recent business travel forecast for Western Europe showed overall spending on business travel in the country in 2014 finished

Week in Review


GeekWire tell business travelers that your carry-on bag is about to become obsolete thanks to new guidelines proposed by IATA calling to shrink the size of carry-ons allowed on planes. According to IATA, this new size limit is an “optimal size” that will guarantee every passenger can fit a carry-on in the overhead bin. There

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*This post originally appeared as an op-ed in Global Business Travel magazine volume three, issue two.* That’s the name of the game at July’s GBTA Convention 2015. This year’s Convention, July 25-29, is in Orlando, Florida, the home of Walt Disney World. Branding itself the “happiest place on Earth,” Disney World is a place predicated on

Change It Up


*This post originally appeared as a ‘letter from Mike’ in Global Business Travel magazine volume three, issue two.* We tend to think of disruptions negatively, as undesired events or activities. For business travelers, disruptions too often involve a loss of time and money. Thunderstorms can shut down airports and create cascading flight delays and cancellations.

Week in Review


The week in review is back this week wishing everyone a happy Memorial Day weekend! Let’s start with what not to do on your next business trip: USA Today reported that a man stripped naked in the Charlotte airport after becoming upset that his flight was overbooked. Ever wonder why America can’t have high speed

Convenience Trumps Cost for Business Travelers


New research released today by the GBTA Foundation and American Express looks into how U.S. business travelers feel about their travel experience and how those feelings affect their actual behaviors related to travel. The GBTA Business Traveler Sentiment Index™, in partnership with American Express, is a proprietary data-centered barometer based on business traveler’s attitudes toward

Week in Review


The New York Times ran a special section this week dedicated to business travel. GBTA’s Mike McCormick was interviewed for input on multiple articles including business travel trends in today’s world of traveler centricity and continuing high airfares despite falling oil prices. The special section also hit on business travel to Cuba, mass transit, U.S.

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