GBTA announces the launch of the new Accommodations RFP

Alexandria, VA, 2019-Aug-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today (August 5, 2019) announced the launch of the new Accommodations RFP. The updated RFP reflects the changing marketplace to include various accommodation solutions that buyers are using and considering for their travel programs. The… Read the full press release

GBTA study: Travel Experience Impacts Retention and Reduces Corporate Turn Over

Study Also Finds Buyers Have Limited Metrics About Traveler Experience CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Aug-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Most travel buyers agree companies can improve employee retention or reduce turnover through various traveler-centric efforts. These include travel upgrades such as business class (80%), better quality technology (80%), more traveler-centric policies (77%), additional time off for frequent… Read the full press release

GBTA announces five newly elected members to its global Board of Directors

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Aug-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)—the voice of the global business travel industry, announced five newly elected members to its global Board of Directors following the 2019 election during GBTA Convention in Chicago. Bhart Sarin, Director, Procurement Operations and Travel, Corporate and North America, Ingredion Incorporated, will serve… Read the full press release

GBTA announces a special one-on-one session in its line-up of Convention Arena content for GBTA Convention 2019

Alexandria, VA, 2019-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today (July 22, 2019)  announced a special one-on-one session in its line-up of Convention Arena content for GBTA Convention 2019, held August 3-7 in Chicago. Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg will take the stage… Read the full press release

GBTA unveiled its first Center Stage panel for GBTA Convention 2019

Panel to Features Hyatt Hotels and United Airlines Alexandria, VA, 2019-Jul-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today (July 15, 2019) unveiled its first Center Stage panel for GBTA Convention 2019, held August 3-7 in Chicago. The session is made possible by RoomIt by CWT…. Read the full press release

GBTA announces Ben Mulroney as a featured speaker at GBTA Conference 2019 – Toronto, taking place April 15-17

Toronto, Canada, 2019-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today (February 19, 2019) announced Ben Mulroney as a featured speaker at GBTA Conference 2019 – Toronto, taking place April 15-17. His appearance is made possible by American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), the world’s leading… Read the full press release

GBTA research: 62% of travel buyers say risk management of meetings and events is a growing priority for their organization

New Research Reveals Room for Improvement in Meetings & Events Risk Management Alexandria, VA, 2019-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — A majority of travel buyers (62 percent) say risk management of meetings and events is a growing priority for their organization, according to new research out today (February 20, 2019) from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)… Read the full press release

GBTA welcomes Sehrab Grewal as the new Vice President of Business Development and Head of Consulting for WINiT by GBTA

Alexandria, VA, 2019-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the business travel industry, today (February 14, 2019) announced Sehrab Grewal has joined WINiT by GBTA as the new Vice President of Business Development and Head of Consulting. “As WINiT continues its growth and global expansion as a business unit… Read the full press release

GBTA and VDR conclude their fifth successful joint conference in Europe this week with record-breaking attendance

Attendance Approaches 1,100 with Record-Breaking Turnout BERLIN,Germany 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – and German business travel buyer association VDR – wrapped up their fifth successful joint conference in Europe this week with record-breaking attendance. The event brought together… Read the full press release

GBTA awards three distinguished members during GBTA Convention 2018 in San Diego

Alexandria, VA, 2018-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – awarded three distinguished members during GBTA Convention 2018 in San Diego. Direct Member of the Year—Stephen Gheerow, Travel Services Manager, Ford Foundation Direct Member of the Year—Connie Smith, Manager of Global Services, McCain… Read the full press release

GBTA announces newly appointed Chairman and two newly appointed Direct members to its Board of Directors

Alexandria, VA, 2017-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)—the voice of the global business travel industry, announces a newly appointed Chairman and two newly appointed Direct members to its Board of Directors. The volunteer leadership that makes up the Board of Directors helps to drive the direction and growth of the… Read the full press release

GBTA executive director and COO Michael W. McCormick: The TSA Modernization Act is a step in the right direction

Alexandria, VA, 2017-Oct-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (October 24, 2017), a coalition of travel associations sent a letter to the Senate Leadership urging support for S. 1872, the TSA Modernization Act. A copy of that letter can be found here. The TSA Modernization Act would advance the deployment of new technologies at security checkpoints, mitigate… Read the full press release

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