The Global Business Travel Association’s latest forecast indicates that an improving economic outlook should continue to boost business travel spending in 2013 — driven in part by stronger growth in group spending. Meeting spending is now expected to increase 6 percent to $115.9 billion — up from the 5.2 percent growth that was forecast in […]
Oracle Corp., Enterprise Holdings and Green Hotels Global are the 2013 winners of GBTA and Project ICARUS’ Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Awards. The awards recognize travel buyers, suppliers and intermediaries who demonstrate outstanding leadership, innovation and commitment to delivering best-in-class sustainability programs, products and services in North America. Oracle, a computer technology company based in Redwood […]
The GBTA Foundation, the research and education arm of the Global Business Travel Association, has created an RFP guide to Strategic Meetings Management (SMM). It arms organizers with a standard set of topics that can be used to question vendors when seeking bids for an SMM program. It’s also meant to guide internal communication or the […]
The Global Business Travel Association, or GBTA, which considers itself the voice of the global business travel industry, has formed a Russia chapter. This means the association is now active in all BRIC regions for the first time. BRIC is an acronym that refers to Brazil, Russia, India and China, which are considered to be […]
Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) are collaborating on a new education and training curriculum that should be available sometime next year. The new senior-level education, being drawn from MPI’s Certificate in Meetings Management and GBTA’s Strategic Meetings Management Certification, will be available to all MPI and GBTA members. MPI […]
Project ICARUS, a travel and meeting initiative from the Global Business Travel Association, continues to grow.