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The Convergence of First-Time Exhibitors


Nearly three months ago marked the final day of our 49th annual Convention in Boston. GBTA Convention 2017 featured over 400 exhibitors, including nearly 100 first-time exhibitors, giving both buyers and suppliers the unique opportunity to establish new relationships as well as fortify existing ones. GBTA has long been a proponent of face-to-face meetings and

A Look Back at GBTA Convention


Although GBTA Convention 2017 came to an end nearly two months ago, it’s still fresh on our minds. Our 49th annual Convention in Boston brought together nearly 7,000 travel professionals and industry leaders and featured over 400 exhibitors, including nearly 100 first-time exhibitors. We had a chance to speak to a handful of first-time exhibitors

Week in Review


The United States is projected to lose $1.3 billion in travel-related expenditures in 2017, including hotels, food, rental cars and shopping expenses that inbound travelers would have spent. According to GBTA, $250 million will be lost in spending from inbound business travelers from Europe and the Middle East. The Verge claims Trump’s laptop ban on

Week in Review


On Tuesday, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing on U.S. airline customer service featuring representatives from United, Alaska, Southwest, American and the Consumers Union. According to Skift, members of Congress urged executives to improve their customer service and questioned airlines’ overbooking practices. GBTA released a statement on the hearing, sharing results from

Week in Review


This week, GBTA announced Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian as a featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2017, July 15-19 in Boston. According to Skift, the business travel industry holds its breath as it awaits Trump’s next travel ban. In an online webinar offered by GBTA, immigration attorney Cornia Farias offered companies solutions for preparing

GBTA Week in Review


The Economist reported on the results of the latest GBTA China BTI results that showed that China is now the leading business travel market in the world. This coverage rounded out a busy week for GBTA, which held its annual Legislative Symposium, where more than 100 GBTA members came to Washington, D.C. to meet with

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