Posted in Budgets Risk Suppliers

Recession ‘Almost Tangible’ In Corporate Travel, But Signals Are Mixed

Chicago — The next economic recession always is a matter of when. Currently in a 10-year run of strong performance, the travel industry is starting…

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Posted in Distribution Suppliers

American Express Global Business Travel Execs: Global Corporate Clients Are Increasingly Concerned About Lufthansa’s Intransigence

Chicago — The largest travel management company is not acquiescing to Lufthansa Group’s distribution strategy. According to American Express Global Business Travel executives, the airline…

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Posted in Careers

Ziegler Is Back On GBTA’s Board

NetApp senior travel manager Mark Ziegler rejoined GBTA’s board of directors after the association’s chapter presidents elected him president of the Chapter Presidents’ Council. Ziegler…

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Posted in Payment Productivity

A Month Out, New European Payment Security Rules Are ‘A Moving Target’

Chicago — New regulations in the European Union governing payments there with locally issued cards are set to take effect next month. Part of Europe’s…

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Posted in Culture Negotiating

Boeing, EY Buyers Demonstrate Why Dynamic Hotel Pricing Isn’t For Everybody

Chicago — GBTA billed the session as a point-counterpoint. Well-known and charismatic buyers from two very large companies would debate the merits of using dynamic…

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Posted in Careers

The U.K. BTA Is Neither The Global BTA Nor Your Local BTA

[UPDATE, July 31, 2019: The BTA appointed as CEO Clive Wratten, the former CEO of U.K. TMC Amber Road.] The United States doesn’t have a…

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Posted in Careers

GBTA Hires Former Dav El Boston Coach Exec As Solombrino’s Second-In-Command

Limo industry ties appeared in Scott Solombrino’s most important Global Business Travel Association hire — his “second-in-command.” The organization on Friday afternoon announced the appointment…

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