Accomplished Business Leader and Entrepreneur Gus Balbontin to Deliver Keynote Address at btTB 2017 in Partnership with GBTA


Former Executive Director and CTO of Lonely Planet, Gus Balbontin will deliver a keynote address at the upcoming btTB 2017 to be held on 2-3 May 2017 in Sydney. Gus will take the stage near the close of day one for his keynote presentation: Business Disruption: The Stories of Business Transformation in the Ever Reinventing

Home-sharing for Business Travel – A Shifting Landscape


Thanks to the internet as an intermediary, the sharing economy has connected millions of individuals looking for alternatives to traditional services. The home-sharing marketplace, in particular, has evolved at such a rapid pace that some travel managers have yet to assess the benefits and risks of allowing such properties in their travel policy. Industry leaders

GBTA Ladders: A Mentor Program as Unique as Our Industry


*The following is a guest blog post from GBTA Ladders Leadership members Allison Davis, Manager, Marketing Communications, Ultramar Travel Management and Lauren Wolters, Director of Marketing, Cornerstone Information Systems.* One needs only read recent headlines to know that the business travel industry is one of constant change, disruptive innovation, increased productivity and an engine of

Week in Review


According to The Hill, an FCC chairman has called for blocking the proposal that would allow in-flight cell phone calls by passengers. TechCrunch provided an in-depth look at why airlines overbook their flights, in light of the United incident. Home-sharing properties are allowed in one out of every six travel policies (17 percent), but more

GBTA Convention 2017 by the Numbers


We are only 96 days out from GBTA Convention 2017, where nearly 7,000 business travel professionals from around the world will be gathering in Boston for state-of-the-art education, exclusive networking opportunities and news on the latest innovations in the industry. Don’t miss out on the business travel event of the year!

Week in Review


According to Business Traveller, new biometric gates are being trialed at Heathrow International Airport to speed up the screening process. The same source reports faster security screening machines are being used at United’s Newark terminal in efforts to cut delays. A new GBTA Foundation study, in partnership with AIG Travel, revealed opportunity exists for travel

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