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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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Jury’s Out On TravelBank’s No-Fee Expense And Booking Service

It’s hard to know what to make of TravelBank. One of many startups to enter business travel in the last few years, the company hasn’t…

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A Few Minutes With GE Strategic Sourcing Leader Betty Sweetman

Ever wonder where a career in travel management could take you? Jay Campbell last week spoke for about nine minutes with a former head of…

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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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Service Providers See Growing Interest In Travel Manager Outsourcing

Travel manager outsourcing is getting more attention among some service providers. Representatives from travel management companies and independent consultants gave a few reasons for more…

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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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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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