News & Articles - GBTA

  • GBTA announces new foundation board members

    The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – today announced four new appointments to the GBTA Foundation Board of Trustees. Joining the Board will be Christie Hicks, senior vice president of Starwood Sales Organization at Starwood Hotels and Resorts; Volker Huber, president of the Americas, Asia Pacific & Global sales at AirPlus International Inc.; Laurie Kazimer, manager of travel services at Target Corporation; and John Slater, vice president of sales for the…

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  • GBTA asks for delay in United States’ knife policy on board aircraft

    The following statement can be attributed to Michael W. McCormick, GBTA executive director and COO, on the U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s decision to allow knives on board aircraft. “The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) urges the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to delay implementation of its recently announced policy allowing passengers to carry knives on board aircraft. GBTA and its members have long supported TSA’s risk-based security initiatives and will continue this approach. However the new knife policy raises significant safety…

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  • GBTA announces new RFP Guide to Strategic Meetings Management

    The GBTA Foundation, the research and education arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today announced the creation of a new RFP Guide to Strategic Meetings Management (SMM). This guide will represent a standard set of topics for an organization to ask vendors to address when soliciting vendor bids for an SMM program and to help guide internal communication or successful development or expansion of an SMM program. Daphne Bryant, executive director, GBTA Foundation, said, “Strategic meetings management programs…

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  • Average travel management salary up 3.4 per cent over 2011

    The average salary for travel buyers has increased by 3.4% in the past year, according to new research being released today from the GBTA Foundation’s 2012 Travel Management Compensation and Benefits Survey. Sixty-three per cent of travel buyers are satisfied with their overall compensation and benefits. These findings are based on the responses of 529 corporate travel and meetings managers working in the United States and Canada. “We are encouraged that salaries and job satisfaction remain high in the travel…

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  • GBTA and MPI join forces to create new education and training opportunities

    The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) – the meetings and events industry’s largest and most vibrant global community – are pleased to announce a new joint venture. The two organizations will work together to co-create new industry-leading education and training opportunities.

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