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HRS Approach To 2021 RFPs Annoys Chains, Recalls Questions About Contracting With Brands Or Properties

HRS tested the patience of some hoteliers with a decision to direct client requests for proposals to individual properties rather than brand representatives.  According to…

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Corporate Travel, Science And Faith: GBTA CEO Scott Solombrino And President Bhart Sarin In Their Own Words

Before he got benched, GBTA CEO Scott Solombrino spent a lot of time recording videoconference conversations about the ongoing health and economic crises. He spoke…

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Another GBTA Board Member Resigns

Altour senior vice president of sales Doug Payne on Tuesday evening became the second member of GBTA’s board of directors to confirm their resignation amid…

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GBTA Puts CEO Scott Solombrino On Leave

The Global Business Travel Association board of directors on Saturday morning announced that it placed CEO Scott Solombrino on administrative leave. The organization said it…

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With Support Wilting, Solombrino Apologizes And GBTA Board Hires Trusted Legal Partner To Investigate New Allegations

Readers, please note our Disclosure about conflicts of interest at the bottom of this article. The GBTA board of directors asked law firm Polsinelli to…

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GBTA CEO Solombrino Insults Colorado’s Governor, Tells Staff They’ll Be Fired If They Publicly Discuss Apparently Foiled November Convention Plan

Readers, please note our Disclosure about conflicts of interest at the bottom of this article. [UPDATE, July 10, 2020: GBTA officially cancelled its 2020 convention,…

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Big TMCs Hire Familiar Lobbyist As Public Policy Encroaches, Uncertainty Persists

American Express Global Business Travel, BCD Travel and other large travel management companies banded together and engaged Monument Advocacy, a Washington lobby group. They want…

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