Week In Review

The Week In Review post is back this week to keep you up-to-date on the latest news stories on business travel. A special business travel insert appeared last Friday in the Toronto Star. GBTA’s Director of Operations for Canada shared her thoughts on the latest trends in business travel as well as business travel’s role

Week in Review

The business travel industry is at the forefront of today’s global economy. There is always something going on and it can be hard to keep up on it all! This new weekly post is meant to give you a quick overview of the week’s top business travel news stories. The week started with lots of

Cap Needs to Be Reinstated on TSA Fees

Earlier this year, the Murray-Ryan budget deal boosted the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)  security fee to a maximum of $5.60 one-way, but the TSA interpreted that to mean that the $10 limit that had previously been in place was eliminated. The bill’s authors — the chair and ranking member of the Homeland Security Committee and

Outside Pressures and Struggling Domestic Economy Means Slower Business Travel Growth in Brazil

In a report released earlier this week, the GBTA Foundation is forecasting slower growth for Brazil’s business travel spend. Brazil’s struggling domestic economy and the troubled regional economy are key factors in GBTA Foundation’s significant downgrade to business travel spend growth for the country. GBTA expects 3.6 percent growth in 2014 and 4.1 percent in

Hope for Haiti

*This post originally appeared as an editorial in the Global Business Travel Magazine’s July/August 2014 issue. * Convention is a place to learn, to build your business, or to be inspired by an amazing array of speakers. But for me, Convention will always be something more. On January 12, 2010, a devastating earthquake measuring 7.0

GBTA Honors Outstanding Members

I originally shared this as an email to all GBTA members and wanted to also post it to our blog to recognize these four great individuals. Among the notable events at this year’s fantastic Convention were four separate award winners. I would like to call special attention to each of them and recognize their hard

Hot Topics Today at Center Stage: Risk-Based Security & Future of Travel

Day three of GBTA Convention featured TSA Administrator John Pistole in a one-on-one interview with GBTA Executive Director Mike McCormick and Google’s Director of Travel Partnerships, David Pavelko sharing his vision of the future of travel. Administrator Pistole talked about TSA’s transition from a one-size-fits-all agency to a risk-based, intelligence agency allowing greater efficiency and

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