On Sunday, nearly 500 first-time attendees made it to the First-Time Attendee Orientation and Luncheon to meet others in the same position as themselves looking to navigate their first GBTA Convention. After GBTA executives and Board members recounted their first Convention experiences and gave their advice for making the most out of Convention, attendees were
GBTA Convention 2014 is officially underway in Los Angeles! Starting on Saturday with Convention Kick-Start, attendees had the chance to choose from an array of offerings including educational opportunities, workshops, networking events and more. As part of the Kick-Start events, more than 40 volunteers joined together for the annual GBTA Cares Service Project. This year
The First-Time Attendee Orientation & Luncheon is always a highlight of Convention for new attendees. This year it will take place on Sunday, July 27 from 11:30-1:30. Not only will attendees get briefed on how to navigate their first Convention experience, they will also learn the ins and outs of the benefits of GBTA membership.
GBTA’s 2014 Legislative Symposium is underway. This morning more than 90 GBTA members from across the country gathered to hear Rep. Joe Heck (R-NV) before they head off to Capitol Hill for a day of meetings with their elected representatives. Rep. Heck thanked the group for our support of the Jolt Act and encouraged the
The Legislative Symposium is fast approaching. On June 24 – 25, the business travel industry will be descending on the Nation’s capitol to spread the message that safe and secure business travel drives economic growth. High priority issues for the business travel industry include the possible doubling of the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) piling on
As GBTA becomes increasingly global, we continue to develop new resources that will be useful to our members and the industry from a global perspective. Just a few weeks ago, Donna Kelliher our President and CEO wrote to you about the new Global Leaders Directory 2014, which enables you to connect with key leaders around
Our list of featured speakers for GBTA Convention 2014 just keeps growing. The latest addition to our impressive lineup of speakers is Bill Glenn, President and CEO for the new American Express Global Business Travel joint venture. The joint venture with an investor group led by Certares, resulting in an unprecedented $900 million capital infusion,
I’m excited to announce that today GBTA unveiled an important new networking resource for the industry – The Global Leaders Directory 2014. The Directory is the very first of its kind for the business travel industry! This new resource will enable you to connect with key leaders in our industry: directors, corporate officers and members
Here is our third blog posting in our series from the finalists from the GBTA Ladders Program. Every few weeks, I find myself boarding an airplane. Like so many of you, I’m sure, it’s a ritual of sorts. You’ve done it so many times…arriving at the airport, parking your car, navigating the shortest TSA lines,
Earlier this week, GBTA applauded a House decision to reject new fees on business travelers and fully fund the Next Generation Air Transportation Systems (“NextGen”). We are pleased with the continued investments in the FAA and NextGen, which will help ease congestion in the skies, reduce delays and continue to keep the U.S. economy moving.