Global Business Travel Association News
Global Business Travel Association moves convention to November
The Global Business Travel Association has shifted the dates of its annual convention to November 17th-19th. The event, which had been due to take place in July, will take place in Orlando, Florida.
Global Business Travel Association merges with Association of Corporate Travel Executives
As part of the integration effort, two former ACTE board members will join the GBTA global board. The move fulfils a pledge to unify the industry and help lead business travel out of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Solombrino departs GBTA following misconduct investigation
The Global Business Travel Association has said a third-party investigation into professional work conduct allegations against chief executive Scott Solombrino has concluded there was “no legal wrongdoing on his part”.
Solombrino to head Global Business Travel Association
The Global Business Travel Association has appointed Scott Solombrino to the role of chief executive. He is currently executive director and chief operating officer with the organisation.
GBTA research explains the premium traveler in developing countries
A plurality of premium travelers from developing countries around the world say they have taken more international trips in the past twelve months and expect to take even more over the next twelve months, according to new research released today by the Global Business Travel Association Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA).
GBTA forecasts for Brazilian Business Travel spending
The Global Business Travel Association (“GBTA”), the world’s premier business travel and corporate meetings organization, announces the results of its inaugural GBTA BTI™ Outlook – Brazil, sponsored by VISA. The GBTA BTI™ Outlook – Brazil includes the GBTA Business Travel Index™ (GBTA BTI™). The GBTA BTI™ provides a way to distill market performance and the outlook for business travel into a single metric that can be tracked over time.
Harper joins Global Business Travel Association
The Global Business Travel Association — the voice of the global business travel industry — has announced the appointment of a new general manager for Australia and New Zealand. Rachel Harper joins GBTA with a business development background in commercial sales, operations and marketing from the travel and technology industries across large global corporates, TMCs and industry organisations.
Okura Hotels and JAL Hotels join forces at GBTA 2011
Okura Hotels & Resorts and JAL Hotels will exhibit together at the Global Business Travel Association’s (GBTA) 2011 convention for the first time. The two hotel organizations are both owned by Hotel Okura Co., Ltd., which acquired JAL Hotels Co., Ltd., operator of the Nikko Hotels International and Hotel JAL City hotel groups, in September 2010.