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Today’s Geopolitical Climate and Innovation Top of Mind at GBTA Convention 2017


Attendance Approaches 7,000 at Record-Breaking GBTA Convention Alexandria, VA (July 27, 2017) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry, wrapped up its 49th annual Convention last week in Boston. Today’s geopolitical landscape and its impact on business travel and duty of care along with the latest

GBTA India Business Travel Symposium Features Panel Discussions on Hot Topics, Latest Industry Research and Robust Networking Opportunities


GBTA recently hosted its flagship Business Travel Symposium in India. Nearly 300 attended the successful event for a day filled with education, research and networking. The Symposium also featured a tradeshow floor for attendees to see the latest business travel products and solutions exhibitors had to offer. GBTA India Regional Director Gaurav Sundaram kicked the

Video: CWT CEO Talks Technology and Pace of Change


Recently the GBTA Foundation, in partnership with Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) and the Carlson Family Foundation, released new research showing almost 7 in 10 (69 percent) travel professionals indicate their travel program does not have a mobile strategy in place. Given today’s increasingly mobile world, this isn’t likely to last. Travel professionals agreed, as almost

GBTA Canada Travel Sourcing Series Continues


GBTA Canada’s 2016 Travel Sourcing Series continues today in Toronto and Wednesday in Montreal as industry professionals come together in a buyer-only setting to discuss hot topics in the industry from cost savings strategies to sourcing strategies and tactics for success. During GBTA’s Convention this summer, Nancy Tudorache, director of operations for GBTA Canada, sat

GBTA Calls on TravelSky to Rescind Action Discontinuing Sale of Domestic China Flights via Any GDS Partner


*Update: Reports are there has been a partial rollback of the aggressive action TravelSky took. The major Chinese airlines have now restored the ability of foreign GDS’s to sell many (but not all) of their fares through foreign agents.*   The announcement of TravelSky’s unilateral decision to discontinue the sale of domestic China flights on

GBTA: A Resource in Times of Uncertainty


During Convention last month, GBTA EMEA Regional Vice President Catherine McGavock joined us at the GBTA Studio to talk about GBTA’s role, especially in times of uncertainty. She highlighted the extensive partner network GBTA has with key national associations throughout the region, providing a unique level of access to the local business travel markets and

Join GBTA Task Force to Update Managed Travel Index


The GBTA Foundation is establishing a buyer-ledTask Force of seasoned industry professionals to review, update and revise the existing Managed Travel Index®, which is more than six years old. The purpose of the updated assessment is to benchmark the effectiveness of your managed travel program. This includes benchmarking end-to-end processes and meetings management. Most importantly,

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