TAMS Seeks Non-Profit Status At Turbulent Time For Industry Associations

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 . . .

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Jay Campbell

Author: Jay Campbell

Jay Campbell in 2004 created travel business newsletter The Beat, in 2006 co-founded Travel Procurement magazine and in 2010 integrated them with Business Travel News. He served as editorial director until 2013. Jay made his travel industry media debut in 1993 at the Air Travel Journal of Boston while earning his undergraduate degree in journalism at Boston University.
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