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Innovation and the Future of Business Travel Highlight GBTA Convention 2019

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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) - the voice of the global business travel industry, wrapped up its 51st annual Convention this week in Chicago. Technology and the future of business travel management were the predominant themes throughout the five-day industry gath

GBTA Announces Newly Elected Members to Global Board of Directors at GBTA Convention

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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)—the voice of the global business travel industry, announced five newly elected members to its global Board of Directors following the 2019 election during GBTA Convention in Chicago.

Travel Experience Impacts Retention and Reduces Corporate Turn Over

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Most travel buyers agree companies can improve employee retention or reduce turnover through various traveler-centric efforts. These include travel upgrades such as business class (80%), better quality technology (80%), more traveler-centric policies (77%), additional time off f

BCD Travel signs agreement to participate in Qantas Channel

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BCD Travel has signed an agreement with Qantas Airways to participate in the Qantas Channel. The agreement applies to all individual global distribution system bookings, and BCD now is finalizing required agreements with individual GDSs.

GBTA Announces Launch Of New Accommodations RFP

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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced the launch of the new Accommodations RFP. The updated RFP reflects the changing marketplace to include various accommodation solutions that buyers are using and consi

Survey Says: Young Business Travelers Prefer Solo Sightseeing and Social Workspaces

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MCLEAN, Va. - As Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to innovate its offerings for the next generation of business travelers, the flagship brand is releasing new survey findings uncovering the travel highs and lows for young professionals, ages 23-35, who attend meetings while on

As part of ongoing growth plan, BCD Travel acquires top travel management company Adelman Travel

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BCD Travel today announced it has acquired Milwaukee, Wis.-based Adelman Travel Group. Ranked by Travel Weekly at number 23 globally, Adelman is one of the largest full-service travel management companies in North America.

American Airlines Expands Dedicated Support Team to Enhance Customer Experience for Travel Professionals

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At the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) 2019 Convention today, American Airlines announced it will increase staffing levels for its dedicated Sales Support team by 50% to provide even more personalized service for travel agency and corporate customers.

American Airlines Enhances Day-of-Travel Experience Through Corporate Recognition

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American Airlines is highlighting improvements in the entire travel journey at the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) 2019 Convention. One of those improvements includes corporate traveler recognition, which is now available on American and its Atlantic Joint Business (AJ

Atlas Travel Expands Safety Solutions for Traveling Women

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Atlas Travel, an award-winning, woman-owned and operated travel management company, is thrilled to announce its partnership with Maiden Voyage.

American Airlines, American Express Global Business Travel and Amadeus complete live NDC bookings

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American Airlines, American Express Global Business Travel and Amadeus announce a milestone in travel retailing at the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) 2019 Convention. The companies have processed live bookings using American's NDC-enabled content with American Express

BCD Travel’s SolutionSource® announces significant growth, bringing total number of third-party travel technology partners to 19

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Leading global travel management company BCD Travel today announced a significant expansion in the number of offerings in its SolutionSource platform. With recent additions, SolutionSource customers now have access to 19 innovative third-party technology providers—adding six new

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