GBTA Notice of Annual Meeting


*The Notice of Annual Meeting was originally sent as an email to GBTA members eligible to vote on May 31. If you have any questions or did not receive this email and believe you should have, please contact Election Services Corp. at GBTAhelp@electionservicescorp.com* NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING Annual Report; Election of Directors; Absentee Ballot Request Instructions and

Turbulent Skies Ahead: Travel Industry Braces for Electronic Ban Expansion


Earlier this week, a JetBlue flight was diverted after a lithium-ion laptop battery caught fire in a passenger’s carry-on. According to Business Insider, this occurrence exposes one of the major dangers associated with the Trump Administration’s laptop ban, which is currently imposed on 10 airports in eight Middle Eastern and African countries. The possible expansion of

GBTA, VDR Launch Registration for European Conference in 2017


The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, and its German partner association VDR, the German Business Travel Association, announced that registration is open for GBTA Conference 2017 Frankfurt in Partnership with VDR. The conference will take place 28-30 November 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany at The Forum at Messe

Week in Review


Buying Business Travel reports Manchester flights would “operate as normal” following a terror attack at the MEN arena on Monday night. According to Business Traveller, Virgin Australia and Air Canada’s codeshare agreement has officially begun, and travelers may now buy tickets for codeshare flights on select routes operated by both carriers. Buying Business Travel reports passengers

Breaking Through to Connect with Corporate Travel Buyers


Generating appointments with in-demand travel buyers can be a difficult challenge to overcome. Since 80 percent of GBTA Convention buyer attendees are decision makers in managerial, directorial, executive or C-level positions, CMO Ed Barrett recently led a webinar entitled Breaking through to Connect with Corporate Travel Buyers – Keys to Success. Travel buyers partake in

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

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