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 GBTA is on its knees.
Potentially filling the gap is a group that started in March as an organic and grassroots “task force” — "like Woodstock," as one participant put it — and kept growing up. Now calling itself the Travel and Meeting Standards Society, the group is incorporating in Delaware and applying for tax-exempt status as a 501(c)(3) entity, which is distinct from the tax-exempt 501(c . . .