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GBTA Announces Turkish Airlines Chairman Ilker Ayci as Featured Speaker at GBTA Convention 2017


The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced Turkish Airlines Chairman Ilker Ayci will be a featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2017, July 15-19 in Boston. A one-on-one interview with Ilker Ayci will take place at Center Stage on Monday, July 17. Ilker Ayci was named Chairman

GBTA Announces Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian as Featured Speaker at GBTA Convention 2017


Today, GBTA announced Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian will be a featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2017, July 15-19 in Boston. A one-on-one interview with Ed Bastian will take place at Center Stage on Tuesday, July 18. As CEO of Delta Air Lines, Ed Bastian’s primary responsibility is to champion the company’s employee-driven, customer-focused

New Year, New Acquisitions


Less than one month into 2017, and we’re already hearing of mergers and acquisitions left and right. This week alone, Hyatt announced plans to acquire Miraval Group in a $215 million deal and iCARS and Limos.com finalized their merger. In the same vein, Retuers reports Delta will complete its acquisition of a 49 percent stake

A Seamless Travel Experience


In the not-so-distant future, technology will deliver a more seamless travel experience for us all. You’ll be able to have an app automatically check you into flights, bypass the check-out line when shopping, and have your ride-sharing app suggest destinations based on events in your calendar. Surprise! The not-so-distant future is now, as all these

The Ever-Changing Hotel Industry


With the launch of Airbnb Trips and completion of the Starwood-Marriott merger, 2016 was a big year for the hotel industry across the globe. Hotel brands underwent major changes by re-branding, introducing new technologies, and much more. According to Travel Agent Central, Mexico’s Posadas Hotels & Resorts (Grupo Posadas) introduced La Colección as a re-branding

Where Did I Park?


Picture this: you hop off the plane after an exhausting flight and slowly head to the airport parking lot, only to realize that you have absolutely no clue where you last left your car. According to Time, author Shea Serrano recently experienced this situation and was graciously helped by a parking assistant who drove him around for

The Best Airline for Business Travelers


A couple of days ago, Forbes contributor Grant Martin revealed the best airlines for business travelers by reviewing the various business class amenities offered by United, Delta and Jet Blue. Since we aren’t partial to one airline in particular and we don’t want to spoil the surprise, you can check out the article here. In addition

Travel Pricing in the Year Ahead


Earlier this year, Advito released a 2017 Industry Forecast that predicts pricing across key travel areas, noting the difficulty in projecting demand due to uncertainty surrounding the U.S. presidential election. Despite the element of uncertainty, Advito predicts a five percent to six percent increase in hotel rates and flat pricing for airfare and car rental

The Cost of Business Travel


What would it take to get you to spend less on a business trip? Would you embrace smart spending strategies if it meant being rewarded with a gift card? That’s the idea behind Rocketrip. With global business travel spend forecasted to reach $1.3 trillion USD in 2016, some companies are looking for new ways to

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