Careers

The corporate travel careers info below includes original and licensed content about the role of the travel manager and related professionals, what’s happening with membership associations, workplace issues and professional development.

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• Our coverage of GBTA and industry events
• The 570: Accounts of the pandemic’s toll on corporate travel jobs
• Collaboration, culture and remote work
• The evolving roles of various industry professionals
• Best practices and tips for leadership
• Diversity in the workplace
• Outsourcing and other alternative servicing configurations
• Industry advocacy and education

The Key To Gen Z

Young people entering the workforce in the 2020s aren’t different, but their circumstances are. A Harvard career adviser explains how managers can bridge the Gen Z generation gap at work. Gen Z is still young, but this demographic cohort has already weathered a global pandemic, rampant inflation and the rise of climate change. The oldest…

Reporter’s Notebook: Spinning Corporate Travel From A Seat At The Table

San Diego — Though peripheral to big-picture themes like diversity, recovery, risk and sustainability, fundamentals of travel management also got airtime at corporate travel’s largest event here in August. Several education sessions had corporate travel management practitioners dissecting how the pandemic changed interdepartmental collaboration and stakeholder engagement. If the following anecdotes offer any indication, the…

Travel Management Companies Sweeten Offers As Staffing Issues Persist

American Express Global Business Travel, BCD Travel and CWT each has around 500 job openings, according to their websites. Industry employment and recruiting sources said some travel management companies had begun offering more competitive salaries and benefits to attract talent. Some refreshed or reintroduced recruitment and training programs.  It’s all not soon enough for corporate…

It’s Time To Streamline The Hiring Process

Finding, hiring, paying and keeping talent is one of travel management’s biggest challenges. When it comes to the hiring part across the larger corporate world, organizations are scared of making a bad decision, leading to bloated, bureaucratic processes. That’s according to this article by executive search firm ECA Partners chairman Atta Tarki, author Tyler Cowen…

Dorothy Dowling Left Best Western, Will Step Down From GBTA Board

[UPDATE, Sept. 19, 2022: GBTA’s Allied Leadership Council elected Marriott International SVP for global sales Tammy Routh as its president and Avis Budget Group SVP for Americas sales Beth Kinerk as vice president. Routh takes a seat on the GBTA board of directors.] Dorothy Dowling will step down from the Global Business Travel Association board…

Managers Can’t Do It All

In recent decades sweeping reengineering, digitization and agile initiatives — and lately the move to remote work — have dramatically transformed the job of managers. Research shows that most managers are struggling to keep up. Managers now have to think about making their teams successful, rather than being served by them; coach performance, not oversee…

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