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New Research Reveals Motivation and Outcomes for Traveler Satisfaction Programs

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One in five (21 percent) companies have traveler satisfaction programs in place, 29 percent are working on it and 50 percent do not have any plans to create one, according to new, first-of-its-kind research out today from the Global Business Travel Association(GBTA) in partnersh

Seasoned Travelers Most Likely to Book Flights on Mobile Apps

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The most active business travelers are most likely to book flights on their smartphone, according to research conducted by CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform. Travelers who make more than five trips a year are 13% more likely to book on their smartphone, while travelers r

Hometown CEOs to Take Center Stage at GBTA Convention 2019

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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today unveiled its first Center Stage panel for GBTA Convention 2019, held August 3-7 in Chicago. The session is made possible by RoomIt by CWT.

CWT Research Reveals 71% of Business Travelers Embrace Innovation

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Research by CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, shows that 71% of global business travelers embrace travel innovation. Travelers from the Americas and Asia Pacific are more likely to favor it, with 75% and 71% respectively. Europeans, on the other hand, are warier of the

GBTA Names Lisa Censullo New Executive Vice President

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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced Lisa Censullo as its new Executive Vice President. In this newly designed role, she will partner closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors on develop

Andy Cohen to Deliver Keynote at GBTA Convention 2019

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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced Emmy Award-winning host, producer, and author Andy Cohen as a featured speaker at the 51st edition of GBTA Convention 2019, held August 3-7 in Chicago. Cohen's keynot

RoomIt by CWT™ Research Reveals Key Differences in Business Traveler Hotel Preferences by Country

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According to research commissioned by RoomIt by CWT™, the hotel distribution division of CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, business travelers want different hotel experiences based on the country they are from.

Experience Is King – Is Your Policy Up To Scratch? | By Chris Bowen

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After several consecutive years of shrinking travel perks, organizations are reinvesting in creating a more comfortable journey for their travelers. They're well aware of the importance of looking after their employees' wellbeing. After all, at companies where travel is an impor

GBTA Named Honorable Mention Recipient in Prestigious Ragan PR Daily Awards in Two Categories: Media Day and Redesigned Website

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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, has been named an honorable mention recipient in Ragan's 2018 PR Daily Awards in the Press Event or Media Tour category for its Media Day and in the Website category for its Redesign

GBTA Pulses Buyer Members on Confidence Around Boeing MAX Aircraft

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In March 2019, airlines and governments around the world grounded the Boeing 737 MAX in response to a fault in the aircraft's Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) which resulted in two crashes in October 2018 and March 2019.

GBTA Names Jake Cefolia New Vice President of Allied Leadership Council

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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced Jake Cefolia, Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales, United Airlines, as the Vice President of the Allied Leadership Council (ALC). Cefolia will take over this positi

GBTA Launches On Demand

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Today, GBTA announces the launch of its newest member benefit: GBTA On Demand. On Demand provides GBTA members with instant access to nearly 2,000 videos from global events, interviews with leading industry professionals, presentations from education sessions and archived webina


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Leading up to Convention we will be sharing behind the scenes info, speaker announcements and more. Onsite you can expect live coverage on twitter for Center Stage, Convention Arena and select education sessions.