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GBTA Ladders: A Mentor Program as Unique as Our Industry


*The following is a guest blog post from GBTA Ladders Leadership members Allison Davis, Manager, Marketing Communications, Ultramar Travel Management and Lauren Wolters, Director of Marketing, Cornerstone Information Systems.* One needs only read recent headlines to know that the business travel industry is one of constant change, disruptive innovation, increased productivity and an engine of

GBTA EU Hotel Committee Explores Hotel Program Savings Calculation Methods


*The GBTA EU Hotel Committee contributed the following blog post.* Do you know the most often-used methods for hotel program savings calculation in Europe? The GBTA Foundation conducted a survey in Europe to investigate how European travel buyers are calculating hotel savings. Based on the survey results, the GBTA EU Hotel Committee created a resource

Turning Data into Solutions to Solve for Today’s Industry Problems


Earlier this week, Business Travel News interviewed Mark Hollyhead of Egencia following the announcement that Egencia has restructured its management. Mark’s role has shifted from head of Americas to leading the operations and supplier side as COO. In the article he shares insight on today’s global world and serving both travelers and client companies. This

Amadeus’ Jay Richmond Talks Complexity, Data & Integration with GBTA


During Convention this summer, Jay Richmond, Head of Business Travel for Amadeus North America, sat down with GBTA’s Ed Barrett at the Broadcast Studio to talk travel technology. Jay flagged complexity, data and integration as the key areas to address in the coming years. Jay also shared a challenge coming quickly down the pipeline that

Executive Discussion: Preparing for Millennials and Handling Crisis Management


During Convention, I had a chance to talk with Tom Tulloch, Managing Director of North America for Pi, at the GBTA Broadcast Studio. Tom shared the technology company’s plans for the upcoming year focusing on growth and innovation around Pi Travel. He also shared some general challenges the industry faces in today’s world. Tom believes

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 Kicks Off 2016 Gift of Knowledge Programs in Shanghai and Beijing


First announced in 2014, The Gift of Knowledge Initiative was created to implement an innovative and comprehensive program to further develop the travel management profession in China. In 2015, more than 200 individuals were able to participate in the inaugural delivery of workshops in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen bringing travel professionals together to discuss timely

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