Posted in Careers Suppliers

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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Posted in Risk

Coronavirus Fears Bite At Business Travel

A U.S.-based, multinational retailer with a household name has banned all international travel to reduce risk from the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Other organizations…

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Posted in Distribution Productivity Suppliers

Why Did Four Big Hotel Companies Invest $50 Million In Third-Party Meetings Tech?

Buyers and sellers want an improved meetings sourcing process. They complain about the complexity and the volume of requests for proposals needed for the task….

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Posted in Culture Risk

A Few Minutes With ECPAT’s Michelle Guelbart

Jay Campbell last week met with ECPAT director of private sector engagement Michelle Guelbart to discuss the organization’s mission to fight sexual exploitation of children, sex…

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Posted in Negotiating Suppliers

New Hotel Cancel Policies Not ‘Fine’ By Customers, But Greater Negotiated Value Offers Silver Lining

The reception to some hotel chains’ new 48-hour cancellation rules has been “perfectly fine,” according to Hilton Worldwide CEO Christopher Nassetta. “Nobody likes incremental restrictions…

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Posted in Suppliers Sustainability

IHG, Marriott Develop Account-Specific Sustainability Reports

Measuring lodging’s environmental impact is less straightforward than for air travel or car rental. All three contribute to a business trip’s carbon footprint, but hotels…

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Posted in Methods Payment Reporting

GBTA Speakers Attempt To Answer Virtual Payment’s Questions

Denver – Despite its headaches, travel management pros who use virtual payment say it’s too beneficial to pass up. Speakers here during the Global Business…

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