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In Two Big Travel Management Company Accessibility Programs, No Extra Charge

Serving people with disabilities may cost more for travel management companies, but two big ones said clients won’t be asked to cover that. CWT is poised to unveil a new accessibility program. American Express Global Business Travel announced one in December. Amex GBT director of global VIP strategy Penny Clauson runs her company’s service, which…

CWT, Direct Travel Join Travel Management Company Coalition Advocating For Reopening Borders

A little over a year ago, as the pandemic ramped up, five of the largest corporate travel management companies banded together and hired a Washington lobbying firm. They wanted to ensure their sector’s plight was understood by lawmakers debating early relief packages. Now focused on easing international travel restrictions, the effort recently welcomed two more…

Some Corporate Travel Providers Join The Fray Over New Voting Laws

Growing activism around controversial laws passed in recent weeks and seen by many as restricting voting prompted hundreds of business leaders across the country to condemn voter suppression. Some corporate travel service providers were among them, including American Airlines, American Express, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, Lyft, Marriott, Mastercard, SAP Concur, Uber and United Airlines. Pro-voting…

GBTA President Resigns As Association Prepares To Put Fundamental Changes To Members

Bhart Sarin resigned from his post as president of the Global Business Travel Association. His announcement came a few weeks before the association’s members start voting on bylaw changes and a few months before they vote to fill at least six and as many as eight vacancies on the board of directors. “Today, I exit…

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