GBTA welcomes David Pekoske as the next Transportation Security Administration (TSA) administrator

Alexandria, VA, 2017-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — On Thursday, the U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed David P. Pekoske as Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration. The following statement may be attributed to Michael W. McCormick, GBTA Executive Director and COO. “GBTA welcomes David Pekoske as the next Transportation Security Administration (TSA) administrator and looks… Read the full press release

GBTA unveils new panel in an exciting line-up of Center Stage content for GBTA Convention 2017

Alexandria, VA, 2017-Jun-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today (June 13, 2017) unveiled a new panel in an exciting line-up of Center Stage content for GBTA Convention 2017, July 15 – 19 in Boston: The Modern State of Lodging. Moderated by… Read the full press release

GBTA Announces IAC Chairman and Senior Executive Barry Diller As Featured Speaker in 2017 Convention

Alexandria, VA, 2017-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today (June 8, 2017) announced Chairman and Senior Executive of IAC and Chairman of Expedia, Inc. Barry Diller as a featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2017, July 15 – 19 in Boston. A… Read the full press release

GBTA announces new panel of industry executive leaders at GBTA Conference 2017 Toronto

Toronto, Canada, 2017-Apr-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today (April 18, 2017) announced a new panel to be featured on Centre Stage at GBTA Conference 2017 Toronto, May 23 – 25: Innovation Leaders of Today. The Wednesday morning panel will feature… Read the full press release

GBTA Releases Study on Business Travelers Stay In Properties Unsupported By Travel Policy

Alexandria, VA, 2017-Apr-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Home-sharing properties are allowed in one out of every six travel polices (17 percent), according to a new study released today by the GBTA Foundation, the research and education arm of the Global Business Travel Association. However, more than double the number of business travelers are under… Read the full press release

The Innovation Series by GBTA and Phocuswright To Launch in GBTA Convention 2017

Alexandria, VA, 2017-Apr-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, and travel industry research authority Phocuswright today (April 12, 2017) announced a partnership to launch the Innovation Series. This multifaceted, interactive program will bring the business travel industry’s most impactful innovators to GBTA Convention… Read the full press release

New appointments to GBTA European Advisory Board: Ricardo Crespo, Flavio Ghiringhelli and Javier Amigo Prous

LONDON, 2016-Dec-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – announced three new appointments to its European Advisory Board: Ricardo Crespo, AbbVie; Flavio Ghiringhelli, HRS; and Javier Amigo Prous, Campofrío Food Group Holding. Scott Torrey of Concur was also recently appointed to the… Read the full press release

Registration for GBTA Convention 2017 in Boston now open

Convention Registration is Officially Open  Alexandria, VA, 2016-Dec-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the business travel industry, is pleased to announce the launch of registration for GBTA Convention 2017. The largest, most comprehensive annual gathering of business travel and meetings managers, meeting planners, procurement professionals and… Read the full press release

GBTA launches its operations in Australia and New Zealand in partnership with btTB

Partnership Officially Launches in May 2017 with Inaugural Joint Conference in Sydney Alexandria, VA , 2016-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – is pleased to announce the launch of its operations in Australia and New Zealand in partnership with btTB…. Read the full press release

American Express Global Business Travel CEO Doug Anderson as featured speaker at GBTA Conference 2016

LONDON, 2016-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – and German business travel buyer association VDR – today announced that Mr Doug Anderson, CEO of American Express Global Business Travel, will be a featured speaker at GBTA Conference 2016 Frankfurt in Partnership… Read the full press release

United Airlines president Oscar Munoz to speak at GBTA Convention 2016

Alexandria, VA, 2016-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – today announced Oscar Munoz, president and CEO of United Airlines, will be a featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2016, July 16-20 in Denver, Colorado. Munoz will speak at Center Stage on… Read the full press release

GBTA Foundation in partnership with iJET International launch new Travel Risk Management Maturity Model Self-Assessment Tool

Updated Tool Not Only Assesses Risk Programs, But Provides Recommendations to Take Program to the Next Level Alexandria, VA, 2016-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The GBTA Foundation – the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association – today announced the launch of the new Travel Risk Management Maturity Model (TRM3™) Self-Assessment Tool…. Read the full press release

Internationally acclaimed actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus to speak at GBTA Convention 2016, July 16-20 in Denver, Colorado

Alexandria, VA, 2016-Mar-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – today announced internationally acclaimed actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus will be a featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2016, July 16-20 in Denver, Colorado. Louis-Dreyfus will speak at Convention Arena on Monday, July 18. “Julia… Read the full press release

GBTA and Project ICARUS announce the winners of the third annual European Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Awards

Awards for Outstanding Achievements in Furthering Business Travel and Meetings Sustainability Programs Frankfurt, Germany, 2015-11-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and Project ICARUS are proud to announce the winners of the third annual European Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Awards. The awards recognize travel buyers, suppliers, intermediaries and teams who can demonstrate outstanding… Read the full press release

GBTA Foundation whitepaper: As the hotel industry transition to new technological advancements, it is also critical that hotels do not lose sight of the importance of customer service

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2015-7-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Business travelers are generally open to new technological advancements that will improve their hotel booking and staying experience, however there are some concerns around adoption rates among older travelers, according to a new whitepaper from the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association… Read the full press release

The Global Business Travel Association announces two regional vice president appointments: Catherine McGavock and Kevin Maguire

Hank Roeder, Vice President of Global Operations to Retire Alexandria, VA, 2015-5-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – today announced two regional vice president appointments: Catherine McGavock and Kevin Maguire. Catherine McGavock has been promoted to Regional Vice President – EMEA…. Read the full press release

GBTA announces actor; musician and philanthropist Kevin Bacon as featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2015, July 25-29 in Orlando, Florida

Alexandria, VA, 2015-5-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – today announced award winning film, television and stage actor; musician and philanthropist Kevin Bacon will be a featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2015, July 25-29 in Orlando, Florida. Bacon will be speaking at… Read the full press release

More than 90 business travel professionals participated in GBTA’s third annual GBTA Rio Energy, Resource and Marine Symposium 2015

Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 2015-4-9 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Brasil hosted its third annual GBTA Rio Energy, Resource and Marine Symposium 2015 recently at the Hotel Sofitel Copacabana Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. More than 90 business travel professionals from Brasil, the United States and Latin America participated in the successful… Read the full press release

The Global Business Travel Association Foundation announces the results of its second GBTA BTI™ Outlook – India report

India Business Travel Spending Forecasted to Grow 8.6% in 2014, 9.2% in 2015 Delhi/Mumbai, 2014-11-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation, the voice of the global business travel industry, today announces the results of its second GBTA BTI™ Outlook – India report, a semi-annual analysis that relates unfolding economic events at… Read the full press release

Professional adventurer and speaker Debra Searle MVO MBE will share her extraordinary life experiences at the GBTA Conference 2014 in Berlin, 12-14 November 2014

Berlin, 2014-10-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry and German business travel association VDR – today announced that Debra Searle MVO MBE, a prominent business influencer, professional adventurer and World Championship medallist will be sharing her extraordinary life experiences at the GBTA… Read the full press release

GBTA research reveals 73% of travel managers in North America and 80% of travel managers in Latin America are satisfied with their Travel Management Company

GBTA Report Shows Cost and Savings Considered Important Factors in Both Regions ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2014-10-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of travel managers in North America and 80 percent of travel managers in Latin America are satisfied with their Travel Management Company (TMC), according to a new study by the GBTA… Read the full press release

GBTA called on the US Department of Transportation to quickly require all airlines to increase their transparency and disclose all baggage and other ancillary fees

DOT Must Require Airlines to Disclose all Fees ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2014-10-2 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) called on the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to move quickly to require all airlines to increase their transparency and disclose all baggage and other ancillary fees.  According to comments filed by GTBA as part… Read the full press release

GBTA announces the formation of the San Antonio Chapter of GBTA

GBTA Hits Milestone in Chapter Integration Providing New Benefits to GBTA Chapter Members Alexandria, VA, 2014-9-3 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – recently announced the formation of the San Antonio Chapter of GBTA. An initial February 2014 meeting in San Antonio showed… Read the full press release

GBTA and German business travel buyer association VDR announce speaker line up for the breakout sessions at the GBTA Conference 12-14 November in Berlin

London, 2014-7-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – and German business travel buyer association VDR – today announced an impressive speaker line up for the breakout sessions at the GBTA Conference 12-14 November in Berlin, which this year incorporates VDR’s autumn… Read the full press release

GBTA: U.S.-generated business travel spending expected to increase 6.8% to $292.3 billion in 2014

GBTA Forecast Anticipates Nearly 7% Year-Over-Year Rise in Spending, Indicating Confidence in U.S. Economic Recovery Alexandria, VA, 2014-7-10 — /Travel PR News/ — A leading travel industry forecast finds U.S.-originated business travel grew nearly 3% year-over-year, with company spending for business travelers increasing 7.6% to $71.2 billion during 2014 Q1 / the first quarter of 2014. This indicates… Read the full press release

GBTA featured speaker at the GBTA Convention 2014: Twitter co-founder and co-inventor Biz Stone

Alexandria, VA, 2014-7-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)—the voice of the global business travel industry—today announced Biz Stone, co-founder and co-inventor of Twitter, will be a featured speaker at the GBTA Convention 2014, July 26-30, in Los Angeles. “We are pleased to welcome Biz Stone as a featured speaker for this… Read the full press release

GBTA announced new panel to be featured on center stage at the GBTA Convention 2014, July 26-30, in Los Angeles

Executives to Share Views on Today’s Distribution Landscape Alexandria, VA, 2014-6-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)—the voice of the global business travel industry—today announced a new panel to be featured on Center Stage at the GBTA Convention 2014, July 26-30, in Los Angeles: Executive Leadership Panel: A View Across The Distribution Landscape…. Read the full press release

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) announced dates for the Global Travel Professional™ (GTP) examination for Hong Kong and Gurgaon, India

Hong Kong/Gurgaon, 2014-5-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) — the voice of the global business travel industry — today announced the dates for the Global Travel Professional™ (GTP) examination for Hong Kong and Gurgaon, India. GBTA’s GTP Certification is designed to raise industry standards, enhance work performance and recognise individuals… Read the full press release

GBTA launched four formal European committees for the industry across Aviation, Hotel, Meetings and Technology

London, 2014-5-2 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – today announced the formation and launch of four formal European committees for the industry across Aviation, Hotel, Meetings and Technology. The committees will be comprised of experienced GBTA members who wish to share their knowledge… Read the full press release

GBTA executive director and COO Michael W. McCormick named member of the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board

Alexandria, VA, 2014-04-3 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)—the voice of the global business travel industry—is pleased to announce that Michael W. McCormick, GBTA executive director and COO, has been named a member of the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board. As a new member, he joins the Board which serves as… Read the full press release