Thank You From GBTA


*The following message was originally sent as an email to GBTA Members.* GBTA has more than 750 volunteers across 39 groups worldwide that actively contribute to the success of the association and the business travel industry. Our volunteers have continuously lent their time, talent and voice around the world in working to improve our industry.

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

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