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Mike McCormick’s Campaign For Recovery Starts This Week

Industry veterans Mike McCormick and Ed Silver plan Tuesday to launch an advocacy group to help facilitate business travel’s return. “When I look at all…

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Posted in Negotiating Risk Suppliers

Lodging 2021: Choose Your Own Adventure

GBTA a few months ago attempted to create an industry consensus behind rolling over 2020 hotel rates to 2021. Hotel companies were for it. They…

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TAMS Seeks Non-Profit Status At Turbulent Time For Industry Associations

It should have been a year in which corporate travel’s non-profits rose to the occasion to help a wrecked profession. Instead, ACTE is dead, and…

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Posted in Careers Negotiating Risk Suppliers

Reporter’s Notebook: Corporate Travel Managers Discuss Changed Responsibilities, Altered Supplier Relationships And Added Value

Already a profession with a varied set of responsibilities, corporate travel management evolved with the pandemic’s onset. Creating or maintaining relationships with other internal departments…

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Working On Initiatives For Recovery, Former GBTA COO McCormick Is Disappointed By What’s Happened To The Association (Audio)

Mike McCormick stayed behind the scenes since he left the Global Business Travel Association in April 2019. During a Thursday interview, he shared some details…

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Reporter’s Notebook: Communication Breakdowns, Policy Leakage, Virtual Pay, Government (In)action

With no one conducting in-person corporate events, the industry calendar is filled with webinars and other virtual programming. No one can listen to it all….

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Op Ed: Gaurav Sundaram On Reinventing The Global Business Travel Association With A Truly Global Focus

ProKonsul Consulting’s Gaurav Sundaram has some experience with the Global Business Travel Association. He served on the group’s India advisory board between 2012 and 2015,…

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