American Express Global Business Travel President & CEO Bill Glenn Coming to Convention


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,

GBTA Unveils Global Leaders Directory 2014


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

Traveling Home


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,

GBTA’s Legislative Symposium: Why Advocacy Matters


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.

The Hidden Side of Globalization


In an earlier post, I introduced an exciting new program –GBTA Ladders and told you that you would be hearing from the three finalists beginning today. I am proud to introduce the first blog post from finalist Brian Butler from Radius Travel based loosely on his presentation for Ladders.  Over the next three weeks, he

Announcing GBTA Ladders


(Reposting from an email issued on April 20, 2014 to GBTA members) Dear GBTA Members, We are writing to tell you about an exciting new program: GBTA Ladders.  The Ladders program pairs rising young stars from all parts of the travel industry with superstar industry veterans. Essentially a mentoring program, Ladders gives younger members an opportunity to

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