Global Business Travel Association

Corporate Travel Rebound May Have Plateaued, Suppliers Still Have Pricing Power

Travel demand remains strong but there are some signs of a cool-off in corporate travel. Nevertheless, buyers should not expect the sting to come out of travel prices anytime soon as supply and demand remain out of whack. According to American Express Company, after domestic U.S. consumer travel surpassed its pre-pandemic level in the first…

Firms Distinguish Between Commuting And Travel For A Changing Workplace

Where do organizations draw the line between personal expenses for daily commutes and reimbursable travel spending? That was easier to answer before the pandemic popularized remote and hybrid work arrangements. With more employees living and working further afield, the need to consider what happens when they come to the office either regularly or occasionally has…

Host, Marriott Welcomed A White Nationalist Group, Raising ‘Uncomfortable’ Questions

The decision by the Orlando World Center Marriott to host a White Nationalist conference offers a “moment of reflection,” according to Grant Caplan, the Global Business Travel Association’s Diversity Committee chair.  Reports by the Orlando Sentinel and HuffPost of the Feb. 25 America First Political Action Conference dominated some social media feeds following the event….

Sources: Solombrino Bullied Global Business Travel Association Board Into Payoff

The gasps weren’t merely audible — they were loud. Business travel buyers on a recent conference call heard the rumor that Scott Solombrino was to receive several million dollars. But why? After GBTA on Thursday confirmed the $5 million payoff, a spokesperson for the board said the organization could offer no details beyond its prepared…

GBTA Tax Document Shows Payments Of More Than $5 Million To Former CEO Solombrino

[CORRECTION: This article has been modified after originally stating an incorrect start date for Rosemary Maloney’s service on GBTA’s board of directors; she joined in 2021.] The Global Business Travel Association’s separation agreement with former CEO Scott Solombrino, who left in 2020 following a misconduct investigation, earned him more than $5 million. The nonprofit revealed…

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