Posted in Risk

GBTA Study Group Endorses Hotel Safety And Security Directory Concept

San Diego – A Global Business Travel Association GLP team wants to build a directory of hotel properties that clear a safety and security screening…

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Posted in Careers Culture

Vic Pynn On Three Questions Every Industry Leader Must Ask

There’s a common concern that as professionals from older generations wrap up their careers, the corporate travel profession won’t find enough younger talent to fill…

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Posted in Methods Negotiating Suppliers

Buyers, Hotels Walk The Walk On RFP Angst

Complaining about the hotel request for proposals process is an annual rite. During the past few years, more buyers, hoteliers and intermediaries did something about…

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Posted in Distribution Methods Suppliers

Concur/GBTA Report Urges Travel Managers To Inspect How TMCs Configure Booking Tools

A poll conducted this spring by the Global Business Travel Association and sponsored by SAP Concur had some unsurprising results: most organizations used an online…

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Posted in Methods Negotiating

GBTA Aviation Committee Looks Beyond RFPs

San Diego – In 2016, the Global Business Travel Association’s aviation committee produced a new airline RFP template. It introduced a standardized format for quantifying…

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Posted in Distribution Suppliers

British Airways, Iberia Raise Distribution Surcharge

British Airways and Iberia said that on Sept. 18 they would increase the surcharge applied to bookings that don’t go through “an NDC-based connection or…

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Posted in Methods Policy

Corporate Travel Managers Take Noncompliance Into Their Own Touchy Feely Hands

San Diego – One of the hot topics at this month’s Global Business Travel Association convention was nothing new: booking channel noncompliance. Less elegantly called…

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