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February 25, 2016
New Survey From ACTE and the CBOC Shows Canadian Travel Spend Down by 2.6 Percent for 2016

While an uptick in business travel spending is reflected by a slight majority of companies (39 percent) responding to the ninth annual benchmarking survey conducted by the Association of Corporate Travel Executives and The Conference Board ...
February 12, 2016
ACTE Survey - Most Companies Report Zika Virus Has Little Effect On Travel

Major companies around the world are keeping a close watch on the Zika virus, according to the latest survey conducted by the Association of Corporate Travel Executives, but 55 percent are reporting "very little" impact on business travel t...
February 05, 2016
GBTA Polls Show Increased Business Travel Resiliency Following Paris Attacks

More than 90 percent of U.S. and European business travel buyers now report that their company's travel to and within Europe has remained largely unaffected by the Paris terrorist attacks, according to two new polls conducted by the Global ...
February 04, 2016
GBTA Pleased FCC, DOT Created Federal Interagency Working Group on Aviation Communications Safety and Security Issues

Last week the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) agreed to establish a Federal Interagency Working Group to more effectively collaborate and coordinate with other relevant agencies on iss...
February 04, 2016
Fab Dolan, Head of Marketing, Google Canada To Speak At GBTA Conference 2016 | Toronto

At Google Canada, Fab Dolan teaches Fortune 500 business leaders how emerging technologies can redefine the way they grow their brands. At GBTA Conference 2016 | Toronto, he will impart his expertise to attendees about technology, and how i...
February 01, 2016
GBTA: Satisfaction Significantly Higher For Business Travelers Enrolled In TSA PreCheck

Business travelers who sign up for TSA PreCheck, to avoid the hassles and delays of the security screening process, are significantly more satisfied with air travel than their peers who have yet to enroll in the program. In fact, two thirds...
January 27, 2016
Canadian Football League Legend Michael "Pinball" Clemons To Speak At GBTA Conference In Toronto

Remarkable things can be accomplished with dedication, perseverance, hard work, and a positive attitude. His on-field accomplishments are legendary, but at GBTA Conference 2016 | Toronto Michael "Pinball" Clemons will inspire you to beat th...
January 20, 2016
SITE Index Forecasts Continued Growth For The Incentive Travel Industry

2015 was one of the best years ever for the incentive travel industry, not just in North America, but also around the globe. And, 2016 is projected to be another banner year, according to the 2015 Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SI...
January 06, 2016
GBTA Foundation's Project ICARUS Opens Call For Nominations For 2016 North American Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Awards

GBTA Foundation's Project ICARUS has announced a call for applications and nominations is now open for the fourth annual Outstanding Achievement Awards for Sustainability in business travel and meetings across North America. Through the...
December 19, 2015
SITE Foundation Announces 2016 Board of Trustees

The SITE Foundation has introduced a distinguished list of global travel, hospitality, and corporate industry leaders who will serve on the Foundation's Executive Committee and Board of Trustees effective 1 January 2016. Denise Dornfeld,...
December 17, 2015
Association of Corporate Travel Executives Announces Officers

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives, a global leader in the education, advocacy, research and networking for the corporate travel industry, has announced its 2016-17 officers, including a newly ratified treasurer and two incumben...
December 09, 2015
GBTA Convention 2016 Coming To Denver; Registration Now Open For 2016 Event

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced that registration is now open for GBTA Convention 2016, which will be held in Denver, July 16-20. GBTA's annual convention is the largest, most comprehensive annual gathering of bu...
December 04, 2015
GBTA President Appoints Industry Veterans Scott Solombrino and Dorothy Dowling As Allied Leadership Council Leaders

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, announced that GBTA President Christle Johnson has appointed Scott Solombrino, President & CEO of Dav El/Boston Coach Chauffeured Transportatio...
December 03, 2015
New GBTA Study Identifies Satisfaction, Priorities and Areas For Improvement For TMCs

A new GBTA Foundation study released today confirms that travel buyers want their travel management company (TMC) to not only save money, but to improve on data analysis, measurement and reporting while providing travelers a better experien...
December 02, 2015
GBTA Poll Shows European Business Travel Remains Resilient Despite Paris Attacks and Threats to Brussels

Nearly three-quarters of European business travel buyers say their company's travel within Europe will remain largely unaffected by the recent attacks on Paris and threats to Brussels, according to a poll conducted by the Global Business Tr...
December 01, 2015
GBTA President Christle Johnson Appoints New GBTA Foundation Board Members

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) announced today that GBTA President Christle Johnson has appointed four new members for the 2015 Board of Trustees for the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of GBTA. "I am plea...
November 23, 2015
GBTA Poll Shows U.S. Business Travel to Europe Remains Resilient Despite Paris Attacks

Nearly three-quarters of U.S. business travel buyers say their company's travel to Europe will remain largely unaffected by the recent attacks on Paris, according to a poll conducted by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) in the d...
November 15, 2015
GBTA Statement On The Paris Attacks

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has issued a statement in response to the Paris attacks and pledged to work with governments, private industry and business travelers to ensure the future safety and security of the global trave...
November 15, 2015
ACTE Executive Director: "Travel Managers Respond To Paris Terror Event With Duty Of Care Programmes - Not Panic!"

In the aftermath of the worst terrorist activity to strike the French capital in 70 years, hundreds of business travel managers worldwide activated "duty of care disaster plans," locating travelers, assuring they were safe, and providing as...
November 13, 2015
GBTA: Chinese Business Travelers Spend $110 Billion USD On Meetings & Events In China

In the first-ever assessment of China's Meeting, Incentive, Convention, & Exhibition (MICE) market, the GBTA Foundation found a total of 138.5 million domestic trips were taken for MICE purposes and MICE business travelers spent a total of ...
November 11, 2015
SITE Recognizes 7 Outstanding Incentive Programs With Crystal Awards

Since 1980, the annual SITE Crystal Awards Recognition Program has provided industry acclaim for world-class organizations that excel in the design of unique, memorable group travel experiences that deliver measurable benefits for their cli...
November 06, 2015
SITE Announces 2016 International Board of Directors; Rajeev Kohli Is First SITE President From Asia

SITE has announced an experienced and geographically diverse group of incentive travel industry leaders who will serve on the SITE International Board of Directors effective 1 January 2016. Rajeev Kohli, CIS, Joint Managing Director, Cre...
November 03, 2015
GBTA Pleased By TSA Administrator Neffenger's Efforts To Right The Ship

Today, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator Peter Neffenger testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform providing his vision for the evolving agency in response to a ...
November 02, 2015
Houston Awarded 2019 ICCA Congress

ICCA President Nina Freysen-Pretorius announced at the 54th ICCA General Assembly in Buenos Aires that the city of Houston will host ICCA's 2019 Congress. "Never has a bidding city received so much support from members in other countries...
October 22, 2015
SITE Nite North America Raises Nearly $200,000 For Research and Education

Every year, the SITE Foundation hosts SITE Nite North America bringing together more than 1,200 of the travel and hospitality industry's most influential leaders and making it the must-attend event to kick-off IMEX America in Las Vegas. Thi...
October 22, 2015
GBTA Survey: Travel Buyers Show Strong Support For Current Distribution System

On September 1, the Lufthansa Group implemented a €16 per booking surcharge on travel purchased anywhere other than its websites, service centers and airport ticket counters. A new global survey conducted by Global Business Travel Asso...
October 21, 2015
GBTA Report: BRICs No Longer A Bloc For Business Travel Growth

China and India business travel will continue to grow at double digit rates over the next two years, a clear indication of the resiliency and strength of both economies. Despite recent economic turmoil, China business travel spending is...
October 21, 2015
HSMAI Foundation Releases Publication On The Evolution of Hotel Sales

The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Foundation today released a new research publication entitled, "The Evolution of Sales: Perspectives and Realities Defining the Modern Sales Professional." The report exp...
October 16, 2015
HSMAI To Produce Executive T.H.I.N.K Tour At Consumer Electronics Show

The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association is partnering with the Consumer Electronics Association to produce an HSMAI Executive T.H.I.N.K. (Travel & Hospitality Innovation, Networking & Knowledge) program -- a private curated tour for h...
October 15, 2015
ACTE Launches The Evolution of Travel Policy: A Global View On The Future In Partnership With American Express Global Business Travel

ACTE Global Travel Conference, PARIS: The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) today launched The Evolution of Travel Policy: A Global View on the Future. Created in partnership with American Express Global Business Travel (GB...
October 13, 2015
GBTA Foundation: U.S. Business Travel Spending Growth Slows In 2015

U.S. business travel spending will increase by 3.1 percent in 2015 and 3.7 percent in 2016, yet the global oil price collapse and economic weakness in China, Russia and the Middle East will dampen the outlook for growth this year and next. ...
October 12, 2015
SITE Announces Brojure As Digital Marketing Partner

SITE has announced a new digital marketing partnership with Brojure, a cloud based, technology built for the incentive travel and meetings industry. SITE's partnership with Brojure will provide a platform for SITE Chapter's to create region...
October 09, 2015
SITE Announces Event Calendar For 2016; Adds Incentive Summit Americas To Line-Up

SITE has announced the dates and destinations for the association's 2016 events, including a new event, Incentive Summit Americas. Incentive Summit 18-22 January Grand Hotel Union Ljubljana, Slovenia Formerly the Executive ...
October 08, 2015
GBTA Research: Nearly Half of U.S. International Business Travelers Use Extended Stay Accommodations

Nearly half (48 percent) of all U.S. business travelers have used an extended stay accommodation in the past 12 months when traveling internationally for business, according to new research from the GBTA Foundation, the education and resear...
October 07, 2015
Mexico's Riviera Maya Rolls Out The Red Carpet For SITE Classic 2015

Mexico rolled out the red carpet to 280 sponsors and hosted buyers who attended SITE Classic 2015, 27-30 September at the luxurious, all-inclusive Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla located on one of the most beautiful beach settings in th...
September 30, 2015
Annual GBTA Survey Shows 5% Increase In Year Over Year Average Compensation For Business Travel Buyers

Travel buyer satisfaction with their salaries and benefits is on the rise as average total compensation for travel buyers climbed 5 percent year-over-year to $110,000, according to findings released today from the GBTA Foundation, the educa...
September 25, 2015
ACTE and Lufthansa To Convene Second "Global" DCC Webinar

The second in a series of webinars hosted by the Association of Corporate Travel Executives and Lufthansa Group will convene on October 6, 2015, at 10:00am ET/ 4:00pm CET. Jens Bischof, Chief Commercial Officer of Lufthansa German Airlines ...
September 24, 2015
New GBTA Study Finds Surprising Insights Into Booking Behaviors of Business Travelers

Business travelers have diverse priorities when booking hotels and two of the top three rated factors focus on the outcome of the booking rather than the process, according to new research from the GBTA Foundation, the education and researc...
September 23, 2015
GBTA Unveils Speaker Line-Up for Energy, Resources & Marine Symposium In Calgary

GBTA is excited to host its second annual Energy, Resources & Marine (ERM) Symposium in Calgary on October 8, 2015 at the WestJet Campus. ERM Symposium 2015 Calgary will feature keynote speakers and education sessions focusing on Canada...
September 10, 2015
SITE Classic 2015 Features Exciting Keynote Speakers

SITE Classic 2015 is being held 27-30 September at the luxurious, all-inclusive Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla, located on one of the most beautiful beach settings in Mexico's Riviera Maya. This exclusive, sold-out event will bring tog...
September 02, 2015
SITE Foundation Auction 2.0 Offers Unique Travel Experiences Around the Globe

SITE Foundation has launched Auction 2.0, #bidforit, a fund-raising initiative to support its mission of enhancing the awareness and effectiveness of incentive travel through research, trend analysis and educational programming. The auction...
August 27, 2015
One-Half of Travel Managers to Cut Spending with Lufthansa Once €16 Per Booking Surcharge Goes Into Effect

In June, the Lufthansa Group airlines announced that it plans to add a surcharge to tickets purchased anywhere other than its websites, service centers and airport ticket counters beginning next week on September 1, 2015. A poll of Global B...
August 13, 2015
ACTE And Lufthansa To Address €16 Fee Reality In Industrywide Webinar

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives and the Lufthansa Group will conduct a webinar on August 21, 2015, to acquaint ACTE members - and others - with operational information regarding the carrier's €16 Distribution Cost Charge poli...
August 05, 2015
ACTE and PBTA To Host First Joint Event On September 16, 2015 In Pittsburgh - Key Issue: Travel Centricity And Empowering The Business Traveler

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives and the will convene their first joint meeting on September 16, 2015, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suite...
August 03, 2015
MPI Selects Destinations For World Education Congress In 2017, 2018 and 2019

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has announced the future locations and dates for its annual conference, the World Education Congress (WEC). WEC will be held in Las Vegas in 2017, followed by Indianapolis in 2018 and Toronto in 201...
July 28, 2015
GBTA Foundation Study Reveals Ground Transportation Usage Patterns and Perceptions In The Business Travel Industry

Rental cars (36 percent) and taxis (24 percent) are the most commonly used methods of ground transportation for business trips followed by chauffeured transportation (13 percent) and ride-sharing companies (11 percent) according to a new st...
July 27, 2015
GBTA Partners With ECPAT To Fight Child Exploitation In Travel

Today at GBTA Convention 2015, the GBTA Foundation announced it is joining the fight to stop child exploitation by working with ECPAT, the leading anti-trafficking policy organization fighting sex tourism. "The GBTA Foundation and ECPA...
July 27, 2015
SITE Adds Incentive Summit Americas To Its Event Line-Up For 2016

SITE has just released a new Sponsorship Prospectus that includes an inaugural event for 2016. Incentive Summit Americas will bring together a cross-functional group of regional incentive travel leaders and hosted buyers to the breathtaking...
July 27, 2015
GBTA Foundation Annual Forecast Predicts Global Business Travel Spending to Hit Record High of $1.25 Trillion in 2015

Despite recent economic turbulence, China business travel will increase by 61 percent over the next 5 years, from $261 billion in 2014 to $420 billion in 2019. That increase is greater than the increases in business travel growth in the nex...
July 24, 2015
HRS Backs ACTE On Innovation At The Highest Level

HRS, the global hotel solutions provider, has joined the Association of Corporate Travel Executives' Chairman's Circle Global Access Partner level, and will play a key role in meeting the group's objectives throughout 2016. According to an ...
July 23, 2015
2016 ACTE Global Corporate Travel Conference Set For Dallas, Texas

The 2016 ACTE Global Corporate Travel Conference will be held at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel, Dallas, Texas - April 17-19, 2016. @ACTEtweets
July 21, 2015
GBTA/CWT: 2016 Global Travel Price Outlook Reveals Six Global Hot Spots For Business Travel

New research identifies six hot spots - India, China, Colombia, Mexico, Singapore and Australia - where increased business travel demand is driving significant air price increases. This is despite global air travel prices displaying signs t...
July 16, 2015
GBTA: Constant Connectivity, Mobile Applications & Digital Wallets Part of "Technological Transformation" Changing the Face of Business Travel

Mobile technologies -- including Wi-Fi, travel apps and digital wallets -- are transforming business travelers' experience around the globe. That's according to the first-ever GBTA Global Business Traveler Sentiment Index(tm), research ...
July 15, 2015
GBTA/Sabre Study: Travel Managers Expected To Increase Focus On Mobile, Virtual Payments and Data

Technology is an integral part of a Travel Manager's role and will become increasingly more important in the future as travel managers seek to take a more strategic position within their organizations. This is according to a new study by th...
July 09, 2015
GBTA: Study Shows Hotel Loyalty Programs Play Important Role In Corporate Travel Programs

Two-thirds (66 percent) of Corporate Travel Managers agree hotel loyalty programs play at least a "slightly important" role in their negotiations with hotels and one in five admit they play a "very important" or "extremely important" role, ...
July 07, 2015
GBTA Research: Business Travel Spending To Rise Nearly 5% In 2015; But "Erratic" Economic Drivers Limit Growth

U.S. business travel spending will increase by 4.9 percent in 2015 to $302.7 billion, yet ongoing concerns about the U.S. economy will rein-in what could be even sharper growth, according to new research from the GBTA Foundation and Visa. ...
June 25, 2015
GBTA: New Whitepaper Unveils Best Practices For Increasing Efficiencies With eRFPs

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Meetings Committee and the Convention Industry Council (CIC) APEX Workgroup (APEX) released today a new joint whitepaper, Improving eRFP Efficiency and Effectiveness for the Meetings Industry. T...
June 24, 2015
Travel Managers At ACTE Events Express Frustration With Lufthansa

"Frustration and resignation" are the prevailing sentiments expressed by business travel managers three weeks after Lufthansa's announcement to peg a €16 fee to GDS bookings, according to Greeley Koch, Executive Director for the Association...
June 19, 2015
GBTA Says Proposal To Slash Carry-On Baggage Size Must Be "Permanently Scrapped"

Three-quarters (74 percent) of travel managers oppose IATA's recently recommended guidelines that standard carry-on baggage sizes be reduced to dimensions about 20 percent smaller than what most major airlines currently allow according to a...
June 16, 2015
GBTA Pleased IATA "Hit the Pause Button" On Proposal To Reduce Carry-On Baggage Dimensions By 20 Percent

Earlier today, The International Air Transport Association (IATA), an airline industry association, put on hold on its recommendation that standard carry-on baggage sizes be reduced to dimensions about 20 percent smaller than what most majo...
June 15, 2015
ACTE, Academia de Viagens Corporativas Announce Education Partnership For Key LATAM Markets

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) and the Brazilian-based Academia de Viagens Corporativas (AVC) have formed an education partnership to deliver innovative and interactive programming throughout Latin America. The sessio...
June 04, 2015
GBTA and MPI Recognize New Class of CMM Recipients

The GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) announced today that they recently presented the distinguished Certificate in Meeting Manage...
June 04, 2015
ACTE's Greeley Koch: Lufthansa's GDS Fee Opens Door To Varied Industry Response

Lufthansa's recent attempt to drive customers to a direct channel through a GDS access charge should come as no surprise, according to Greeley Koch, Executive Director for the Association of Corporate Travel Executives, though it opens the ...
June 01, 2015
GBTA: TSA Report Raises Red Flags For Traveler Safety and Security

Today ABC News reported on an internal investigation of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) that showed security failures at dozens of the nation's busiest airports, where undercover investigators were able to smuggle mock expl...
June 01, 2015
The Loss of An Icon - GBTA Mourns The Sudden Passing of Ed Gilligan

On Friday, May 29, we at the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) were deeply saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Ed Gilligan. Ed was the recipient of GBTA's highest honor, the Icon Award, at our annual Convention in 2013. Th...
May 28, 2015
SITE Master Motivator Honoree Is A Champion For Incentive Travel Worldwide

Joost de Meyer, CIS, CITE, CMM, ACC, Chairman and CEO, First Incentive Travel was honored with the 2015 SITE Master Motivator Award during the IMEX Academy Awards Gala Dinner, 20 May, in Frankfurt, Germany. The Master Motivator Award is pre...
May 27, 2015
SITE Classic 2015 Relocated To Playa del Carmen, Mexico

The SITE Foundation announced this week that the destination for the 2015 SITE Classic, 27-30 September has been relocated from Baha Mar, Nassau Bahamas to the Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla on the Riviera Maya in Mexico. The Classic i...
May 21, 2015
GBTA Surpasses 1,000 Buyers Registered For Orlando, Florida Convention

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced more than 1,000 travel buyers have already registered for GBTA Convention 2015. GBTA expects record attendance numbers for Convention 2015 taking place July 25-29 in Orlando, Flori...
May 19, 2015
GBTA Study: Overwhelming Majority of Companies Keep Travelers Safe Through Travel Risk Management Protocols

The GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), today unveiled a study finding an overwhelming majority of organizations - 83 percent - report their travel programs have risk management ...
May 14, 2015
SITE Celebrates Jane E. Schuldt, CIS, CITE For Induction Into CIC Hall of Leaders

SITE celebrates the induction of Jane E. Schuldt, CIS, CITE, Founder and President World Marketing Group, Ltd. into The Convention Industry Council (CIC) 2015 Hall of Leaders. The Hall of Leaders recognition program highlights the specific ...
May 14, 2015
Silicon Valley Icon & Philanthropist Steve Wozniak A Featured Speaker At GBTA Convention 2015

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today announced Silicon Valley icon Steve Wozniak will be a featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2015, July 25-29 in Orlando, Florida. FORTUNE's Washington columnist and senior editor-at-large Ni...
May 12, 2015
GBTA Foundation, Project ICARUS Announce Winners for Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Awards 2015

The GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), and Project ICARUS have announced the winners of the third annual Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Awards. The awards recognize ...
May 12, 2015
GBTA Announces New Initiative: The Masters List

The GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) announced a new initiative at its Annual Gala in New York City yesterday called The Masters List. The Masters List will recognize the most ...
May 06, 2015
GBTA Announces Award Winning Actor Kevin Bacon As Featured Speaker At GBTA Convention 2015

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today announced award winning film, television and stage actor; musician and philanthropist Kevin Bacon will be a featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2015, July 25-29 in Orlando, Florida. Bacon ...
May 05, 2015
GBTA Introduces Corporate Travel Team Program For Convention 2015

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today announced a new initiative for GBTA Convention 2015 called the Corporate Travel Team Program designed to give more buyers the opportunity to experience Convention. The Corporate Travel ...
May 01, 2015
GBTA Praises Bill Ending Managed Inclusion For PreCheck

Reps. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), John Katko (R-NY) and Kathleen Rice (D-NY) introduced a bill that would end managed inclusion for PreCheck, a practice where Transportation Security Administration agents allow travelers to use PreCheck lanes w...
April 30, 2015
GBTA Calls On Congress To Oppose PFC Increase, End PreCheck Managed Inclusion and Stop Discriminatory Car Rental Taxes

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) held its 13th annual Legislative Symposium Tuesday and Wednesday, calling on lawmakers to oppose a proposed increase in the passenger facility charge (PFC), end the practice of managed inclusion...
April 28, 2015
HSMAI Greater New York Chapter To Honor Marriott Hotels With Tourism Achievement Award

The Greater New York Chapter of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) and its Past President's Council representing the region's hospitality industry, has announced that Marriott Hotels will be the recipient of...
April 27, 2015
GBTA Canada Delivers Education, Innovation and Opportunity At 11th Annual Conference

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Canada held its 11th annual conference from April 20-22 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, in Toronto. True to its theme, Business in Motion, the conference was a hub of activity with a rec...
April 23, 2015
GBTA India Report: Dramatic Business Travel Growth For India Continues

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation, the voice of the global business travel industry, today announces the results of its third GBTA BTI Outlook -- India report, a semi-annual analysis that relates unfolding economic ev...
April 23, 2015
GBTA Convention 2015 Airline CEOs Panel To Discuss Future of Airline Competition

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) -- the voice of the global business travel industry -- today unveiled another panel in an exciting line-up of speakers for GBTA Convention 2015, July 25-29 in Orlando, Florida. Future of Airl...
April 22, 2015
GBTA Calls On Lawmakers To Oppose PFC Hike

Tomorrow, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation's subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety and Security will be hosting a hearing to examine funding airport capital needs. The statement below can be attributed to ...
April 16, 2015
GBTA Convention Panel to Examine Future of Travel Distribution Landscape

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today unveiled its first of several panels in an exciting line-up of speakers for the upcoming GBTA Convention 2015, July 25-29 in Orlando, Florida: Future of the Distribution Landscape. Mode...
April 15, 2015
ACTE and INXPO Offer True Innovation To Business Travel Conference Model

Business travel managers from 28 countries swelled participation at the Association of Corporate Travel Executives' Global Conference in Atlanta, this week - without leaving their offices. According to ACTE Executive Director Greeley Koch, ...
April 14, 2015
GBTA Expects Lower Oil Prices and Increasing Demand To Take Industry To New Heights

U.S. business travel volume is expected to increase over the next two years, as the U.S. economy moves into higher gear. Meanwhile, lower oil prices are expected to allow more modest pricing growth in air travel, ground transportation and r...
April 13, 2015
2015 GBTA Canada Conference In Toronto Celebrates "Business in Motion"

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) will host its 11th annual conference in Toronto from April 20-22, 2015 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. With more than 500 attendees from across Canada and the United States, the GBTA ...
April 13, 2015
ACTE and The Pittsburgh Business Travel Association Announce New Travel Education Partnership

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives and the Pittsburgh Business Travel Association (PBTA) are officially "Education Partners," following a joint announcement by ACTE's Executive Director Greeley Koch and former PBTA President Sea...
April 13, 2015
ACTE and American Express Global Business Travel Announce New Level of Partnership

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives and American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) are exploring a new level of partnership in 2015. According to an announcement by ACTE's Executive Director Greeley Koch, GBT will be working w...
April 07, 2015
Registration Is Open for SITE Global Conference 2015 In New Delhi, India

Registration is open for the SITE Global Conference 2015, 23-25 October in New Delhi, India. The conference will bring together professionals from the global incentive travel industry to build their business networks and take part in a valu...
April 03, 2015
ACTE To Broadcast Key Atlanta Conference Sessions Worldwide

Keeping with its theme of "Innovation," the Association of Corporate Travel Executives will make two key sessions of its upcoming Global Travel Conference - Atlanta (April 12-14), available to its worldwide membership and others. Live, onli...
March 19, 2015
SITE Expands Its Global Presence With Two New Chapters

In support of the association's goals to grow its global presence and advance the incentive travel industry worldwide, SITE has announced the formation of two new chapters -- SITE Midwest USA and SITE Poland. With the addition of these chap...
March 16, 2015
ACTE To Congress: Do Not Raise PFCs As Part of FAA Reauthorization

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives opposes any proposal to increase passenger facility charges as part of the reauthorization of the US Federal Aviation Administration. According to an announcement by Greeley Koch, ACTE's execut...
March 12, 2015
GBTA Study Finds Global Hotel Programs Don't Fit "Cookie-Cutter" Mold

There is no "cookie-cutter" or one-size-fits-all global hotel program in Latin America and Asia Pacific, according to a new study by the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). Trav...
March 11, 2015
SITE Joins Industry Leaders In Support of North American Meetings Industry Day

The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) announces their support and involvement in the first annual North American Meetings Industry Day (NAMID). On April 16, 2015, SITE will join with Meetings Mean Business (MMB) and industry le...
March 10, 2015
GBTA Foundation Report Shows China Business Travel Spend Will Continue To Increase

The GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), today announces the results of its latest GBTA BTI Outlook -- China report, a semi-annual analysis that relates unfolding economic events ...
March 04, 2015
GBTA Supports Amtrak Reform Bill; Bill Improves The Transportation Network For Business Travelers

The House today passed the Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act (H.R. 749), which makes overdue reforms for Amtrak, including the critical Northeast Corridor. The statement below can be attributed to Michael W. McCormick, Executive Dire...
March 03, 2015
GBTA Relieved DHS Shutdown Averted

Today, Congress passed legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security through the rest of this fiscal year, ensuring that the agency will continue to operate normally. The statement below can be attributed to Michael W. McCormick, ...
March 03, 2015
ACTE Education Forum Seattle, Hyatt Regency Bellevue -- March 24

Industry Dialogue for Corporate Travel Buyers Facilitated by Pam Massey, Sr. Manager, Global Travel, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Open to corporate buyers and travel managers - members and non-members. The Buyers Round Table provid...
March 02, 2015
GBTA Foundation Congratulates InterContinental Hotels Group On Second Project ICARUS Gold Medal

The GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), and Project ICARUS has announced InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) as a recipient of the prestigious Project ICARUS Sustainability Gold ...
February 28, 2015
GBTA Severely Disappointed in Congress' Failure To Fully Fund DHS

Last night, Congress passed a bill that provides one more week of funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) when legislators will again attempt to pass a full-year funding bill. The statement below can be attributed to Michael W...
February 19, 2015
SITE Global Conference 2015 Call For Speakers Is Now Open

SITE is now accepting applications for education session speakers for Global Conference 2015, to be held 23-25 October at Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi, India. SITE is seeking Ted Talk style and breakout session speakers with content t...
February 17, 2015
ACTE: More Conferences, Forums, and Meetings Around the World In 2015

A comparison of educational programs offered to business travel management professionals around the world makes the Association of Corporate Travel Executives the global leader in the diversity of topics, the number of events, and the numbe...
February 03, 2015
Bonnie Brooks, Hudson's Bay Company Opening Keynote Speaker at GBTA Conference 2015, Toronto

Bonnie Brooks, Vice Chairman, Hudson's Bay Company, will open GBTA Conference 2015 | Toronto, brought to the conference by Maritime Travel. Hudson's Bay Company is the world's oldest continuously operating company which owns and operates...
January 26, 2015
NBAA Concerns Reflected In FAA's New Sleep Apnea Policy

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today said that new guidance from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on its once-controversial plan for testing pilots for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) now reflects a practical appro...
January 16, 2015
ACTE Global Corporate Travel Conference - Canada: Registration Open

Designed for professionals that partner with or have responsibility for the sourcing and management of an organization's travel program, the ACTE Global Corporate Travel Conference - Canada continues to be the region's premier education and...
January 15, 2015
GBTA Convention 2015 Coming To Orlando; Registration Now Open

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) announced today registration is open for GBTA Convention 2015 in Orlando, Fla., July 25-29. The annual convention is the largest, most comprehensive annual gathering of business travel and meeti...
January 13, 2015
GBTA: U.S. Business Travel Spending Projected to Top $310 Billion in 2015

U.S. business travel ended 2014 on a high note, with record spending expected to reach $292.2 billion. The projection for 2015 also remains strong, as lower oil prices are expected to lead to increased consumer spending, boosting economic p...
January 07, 2015
Douglas Anderson To Chair GBTA Foundation Board; New Allied, Direct Members Appointed

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) announced six new members for the 2015 Board of Trustees for the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of GBTA. Douglas Anderson, president and CEO of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, will tak...
January 07, 2015
SITE President Rhonda Brewer Shares Association's Priorities For 2015

In a letter to members, Rhonda Brewer, president 2015 of the SITE International Board of Directors praised the association's accomplishments in 2014 and shared the board's strategic priorities for the new year. "2014 was an incredible ...
December 17, 2014
GBTA Board, Foundation Board Members Named BTN Most Influential Industry Execs of 2014

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has congratulated Board Members Mick Lee of WINiT and Rita Visser of Oracle as well as Foundation Board Chair Steve Singh of Concur for being named among the Business Travel News Top 25 Most Inf...
December 16, 2014
GBTA Conference 2015 | Toronto - Early Bird Savings Last Through January 30

Registration is open for GBTA Conference 2015 | Toronto and if you sign up by January 30, you can save up to $350 with Early Bird prices. Come to Toronto April 20-22 for exceptional learning and networking opportunities that can't be beat. ...
December 10, 2014
ACTE Canada Takes Corporate Social Responsibility To Heart and Raises $42,000; Free The Children

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) today announced the success of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative in its Canada region in support of Free The Children. Over the last three years, $42,000 has been rais...
December 10, 2014
GBTA Foundation, Project ICARUS 2015 Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Awards

The GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), and Project ICARUS have announced the call for applications and nominations is open for the third annual Outstanding Achievement Awards fo...
November 24, 2014
GBTA Foundation Significantly Upgrades Business Travel Outlook For India

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation today announced the results of its second GBTA BTI Outlook -- India report, a semi-annual analysis that relates unfolding economic events at home and abroad to their resulting impacts...
November 24, 2014
SITE Foundation Announces Board of Trustees For 2015

The SITE Foundation introduces a distinguished list of global travel, hospitality, and corporate industry leaders who will serve on the SITE Foundation's Executive Committee and Board of Trustees effective 1 January 2015. Kurt Paben, Pre...
November 20, 2014
GBTA Foundation: Compensation For Travel Management Professionals Up 6% Year-Over-Year

The majority of travel buyers (72 percent) are satisfied with their salaries, with average total compensation climbing six percent higher this year to $112,000, according to findings released today from the GBTA Foundation's annual 2014 Tra...
November 18, 2014
ACTE Canada Breaks With Organization Tradition; Names Two Co-Chairs To Head Regional Council

Breaking with tradition, two ranking business travel executives will co-chair the Association of Corporate Travel Executives' Canada Regional Council, a position normally held by one. According to Monica Hailstone, ACTE's regional director,...
November 17, 2014
Dirk Baerts From Egencia To Represent Canada ACTE Board of Directors

Dirk Baerts, Managing Director, Egencia Canada will begin a three-year term as Canada Region Board Member for the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) on April 1, 2015. According to ACTE Executive Director Greeley Koch, Ba...
November 06, 2014
GBTA Foundation Study: Technology To Transform The Role of Travel Managers By 2019

Technology is poised to transform the role of Travel Managers within the next three to five years, according to a new study by the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). Travel Mana...
November 05, 2014
SITE: Understand the Ebola Outbreak - Learn the Facts; Misperception Impacting Travel To Africa

SITE cannot ignore the current Ebola situation being communicated 24/7 through the media, but neither can we overreact which could lead to the corporate community making decisions to either relocate or postpone programs prematurely. We rely...
November 05, 2014
GBTA Study: Businesses Find Substantial Savings Using TMCs, Negotiating With Hotels

Negotiated discounts (90 percent), better policy management (81 percent) and more efficient processes (79 percent) lead to the biggest business travel savings, according to a new study by the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm ...
October 30, 2014
GBTA Foundation Forecasts China Business Travel Spend To See Double Digit Increases In 2014, 2015

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation, the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced the results of its latest GBTA BTI Outlook -- China report, a semi-annual analysis that relates unfolding economic e...
October 21, 2014
ACTE Offers Corporate Travel Buyer Members Unprecedented Zero-Registration Fees To All 2015 Events

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) announced today at the ACTE Global Corporate Travel Conference taking place in Copenhagen an industry first: corporate travel buyer members will receive the zero-registration benefit for...
October 16, 2014
GBTA Poll Finds Most Business Travel Not Currently Impacted By Outbreak

Business travel has not been significantly impacted by the current Ebola outbreak, according to a poll of travel managers conducted by the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association. Nearly 80 ...
October 14, 2014
Travel Managers In North America and Latin America Report High Levels of Satisfaction With TMCs

Nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of travel managers in North America and 80 percent of travel managers in Latin America are satisfied with their Travel Management Company (TMC), according to a new study by the GBTA Foundation, the educati...
October 08, 2014
Five Exciting Destinations for SITE Events In 2015

SITE has revealed the dates for their 2015 events being hosted in destinations in Asia, Europe and North America. "The destinations for the 2015 events are representative of SITE's member diversity and the global expansion and growth of...
October 07, 2014
GBTA Foundation: Businesses Spending More; U.S. Business Travel Industry Spends $72.8 Billion In Q2

A leading travel industry forecast found business travelers spent an estimated $72.8 billion on U.S.-originated business travel during the second quarter of 2014, a 7.1 percent year-over-year growth. This rise in spending comes despite a sl...
October 01, 2014
SITE 2015 Board of Directors Represents Association's Global Diversity

SITE is pleased to present the incentive travel industry leaders who will serve on the International Board of Directors effective 1 January 2015. SITE President 2015, Rhonda Brewer commented, "SITE is extremely fortunate to have such a s...
September 30, 2014
GBTA Calls On DOT To Require Transparency and Consistency With Baggage and Other Ancillary Fees

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) called on the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to move quickly to require all airlines to increase their transparency and disclose all baggage and other ancillary fees. According to commen...
September 26, 2014
GBTA Supports TSA Efforts to Expand Enrollment in TSA PreCheck Program

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced a TSA PreCheck initiative that will enhance the program's ability to identify low-risk, trusted travelers and provide alternative ways for air travelers to apply for expedited...
September 15, 2014
UNWTO: International Tourism Up By 5% In The First Half Of The Year

International tourist arrivals grew by 4.6% in the first half of 2014 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Destinations worldwide received some 517 million international tourists between January and June 2014, 22 million m...
September 10, 2014
SITE Offers New Education For Global Incentive Travel Professionals

In alignment with its new brand, this fall SITE will debut a comprehensive education curriculum designed to elevate the knowledge and competency of incentive travel professionals worldwide. All three tracks will be previewed during Smart Mo...
September 04, 2014
GBTA Foundation Launches Travel Technology Maturity Index

The GBTA Foundation, the research and education arm of the Global Business Travel Association, has created a breakthrough tool to help travel managers determine whether they are using the most effective travel technology tools for their org...
September 02, 2014
GBTA Announces New San Antonio Chapter

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) -- the voice of the global business travel industry -- recently announced the formation of the San Antonio Chapter of GBTA. An initial February 2014 meeting in San Antonio showed overwhelming...
August 19, 2014
GBTA Supports Creation of ICAO Task Forces On Aircraft Tracking and Conflict Zones

The International Civil Aviation Organization has reportedly created an Aircraft Tracking Task Force, which will discuss options for tracking airplanes, following the two Malaysian Airlines incidents. The organization also created the Task ...
August 19, 2014
ACTE and International SOS Briefing Paper On Medical and Security Evacuations

Recent research shows that when it comes to letting travelers know about the policies, procedures and resources that are in place to protect their safety and well-being, most (44-percent) who are in charge of these programs said they only c...
August 15, 2014
GBTA Honors Outstanding Members

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) recently awarded four distinguished members with its Direct Member of the Year Award, Allied Member of the Year Award and Special Recognition Award at GBTA Convention 2014 in Los Angeles. -...
August 05, 2014
GBTA Foundation Announces Project ICARUS Sustainability Gold Medal Award

The GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), and Project ICARUS have announced Enterprise Holdings and United Airlines as recipients of the prestigious Project ICARUS Sustainability G...
July 30, 2014
GBTA Foundation Announces "Gift of Knowledge" Initiative: Business Travel Education in China

The GBTA Foundation -- the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association -- announced today at GBTA Convention 2014, "The Gift of Knowledge" initiative and United Airlines' $75,000 commitment as a founding leadership ...
July 30, 2014
Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone, Industry Execs Highlight Day Two at GBTA Convention

The Global Business Travel Association kicked off the second day of GBTA Convention 2014 with CBS' Travel Editor Peter Greenberg interviewing Doug Parker, CEO, American Airlines Group and American Airlines. Parker discussed American Airl...
July 29, 2014
GBTA Foundation Partners with American Express To Develop New Business Traveler Sentiment Index

The GBTA Foundation -- the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association -- today announced a partnership with American Express Global Corporate Payments to produce the GBTA Business Traveler Sentiment Index. This...
July 29, 2014
Kevin Spacey, Industry Executives Highlight Day One of GBTA Convention

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) kicked off the first day of the annual GBTA Convention with a welcome session featuring Bill Glenn, president and CEO, American Express Global Business Travel and Jeff Smisek, chairman of the bo...
July 28, 2014
GBTA Strongly Supports ICAO Meeting To Discuss Airline Safety & Risk Advisories Following MH17

The U.N. civil aviation body, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), is planning to meet in Montreal this week with aviation groups to discuss airline safety, following the downing of a Malaysian Airlines jet over the Ukraine. ...
July 28, 2014
GBTA Foundation Report: Asia Pacific, Led By China, Dominates Global Business Travel

Business travel in Asia Pacific, led by a dominant China, outpaces the rest of the world, according to a newly released travel forecast by the GBTA Foundation -- the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association. Over...
July 23, 2014
GBTA Foundation Study Reveals Most Common Forms of Payment for Business Travel

A new report issued today by the GBTA Foundation -- the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) -- revealed that, as more people learn about virtual payment accounts and their benefits, their appeal grows...
July 16, 2014
GBTA Foundation Announces Partnership With WINiT--WomenInTravel

The GBTA Foundation -- the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) -- today announced a partnership with WINiT--WomenInTravel. WINiT, a non-profit organization founded by Michelle "Mick" Lee, is a network...
July 16, 2014
GBTA Foundation Study Examines Payment Solutions for Travel Managers, Business Travelers

Two new reports issued today by the GBTA Foundation - the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) - evaluate the landscape of travel payments from the perspectives of both the travel manager and the busin...
July 15, 2014
GBTA Announces Google Head of Travel David Pavelko as Featured Speaker At GBTA Convention 2014

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today announced David Pavelko, head of travel for Google, will be a featured speaker at the GBTA Convention 2014, July 26-30, in Los Angeles. "We are pleased to welcome David Pavelko as a fea...
July 09, 2014
Travel Leaders Corporate President David Holyoke On Corporate Travel Panel At GBTA 2014

Today, Travel Leaders Corporate has announced that its President, David Holyoke, will be a featured panelist for a high-level discussion during the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Convention 2014 taking place at the Los Angeles Co...
July 08, 2014
GBTA Forecast: U.S. Business Travel Spending Projected To Top $292 Billion in 2014

A leading travel industry forecast finds U.S.-originated business travel grew nearly 3% year-over-year, with company spending for business travelers increasing 7.6% to $71.2 billion during 2014 Q1 / the first quarter of 2014. This indicates...
July 07, 2014
ACTE Director Critical of Recent TSA Device Battery Advisory

Greeley Koch, executive director for the Association of Corporate Travel Executives, criticized a recent Transportation Security Administration advisory regarding the potential for a heightened threat status at unspecified airports in Europ...
July 03, 2014
SITE Changes Name To Society For Incentive Travel Excellence

Since 1973, when SITE was founded as the Society of Incentive Travel Executives, the association's mission has been to serve as a source of expertise, knowledge, and professional connections that enhance and sustain professional growth and ...
July 01, 2014
GBTA Announces Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone As Featured Speaker At 2014 GBTA Convention

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today announced Biz Stone, co-founder and co-inventor of Twitter, will be a featured speaker at the GBTA Convention 2014, July 26-30, in Los Angeles. "We are pleased to welcome Biz Stone as ...
June 26, 2014
GBTA Brings Business Travel Drives Business Growth Message to Capitol Hill

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) held its 12th annual Legislative Symposium this Tuesday and Wednesday delivering the message to Capitol Hill that business travel is critical to the U.S. economy. The GBTA Legislative Symposium ...
June 18, 2014
GBTA Announces Executive Leadership Panel At GBTA Convention 2014

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today announced a new panel to be featured on Center Stage at the GBTA Convention 2014, July 26-30, in Los Angeles: Executive Leadership Panel: A View Across The Distribution Landscape. Mode...
June 03, 2014
American Express Global Business Travel President & CEO Featured Speaker At GBTA Convention 2014

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today announced Bill Glenn, President and CEO of the new American Express Global Business Travel joint venture, will be a featured speaker at the GBTA Convention 2014, July 26-30, in Los Angele...
May 22, 2014
GBTA Rolls Out Global Leaders Directory 2014

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today unveiled the new Global Leaders Directory 2014. This new tool is a "Who's Who" list of our global volunteer leadership network. It contains contact information and LinkedIn profiles of mor...
May 21, 2014
U.S. DOT Issues Action on IATA NDC; GBTA Remains Concerned About Unintended Consequences

Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) tentatively approved a proposal for a data transmission standard that was submitted by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). GBTA Executive Director and COO Michael W. M...
May 21, 2014
U.S. DOT Issues Rulemaking On Consumer Protections For Air Travel; GBTA To Review & Comment

Today the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) proposed new consumer protections for air travelers, building on previous passenger protection rules issued in December 2009 and April 2011. Today's proposal would require airlines and ticke...
May 14, 2014
GBTA Announces Actor/Comedian Jason Alexander As Featured Speaker At 2014 GBTA Convention

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today announced award winning actor and comedian, Jason Alexander, will be a featured speaker at the GBTA Convention 2014, July 26-30, in Los Angeles. Alexander will be speaking at Convention Ar...
May 14, 2014
UNTWO: International Tourism Generates US$ 1.4 Trillion In Export Earnings

Total export earnings generated by international tourism in 2013 reached US$ 1.4 trillion. Receipts earned by destinations from international visitors grew by 5% to reach US$ 1159 billion, while an additional US$ 218 billion was earned by i...
May 13, 2014
GBTA Comments On The Transparent Airfares Act of 2014 (HR 4156)

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)has commented on the Transparent Airfares Act of 2014 (HR 4156), which would allow advertisements for passenger air travel to state the base airfare and separately disclose any government imposed...
May 13, 2014
GBTA Foundation, Project ICARUS Announces Winners for the Sustainability Awards 2014

The GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and Project ICARUS are proud to announce the winners of the 2nd Annual Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Awards. The awards recogni...
May 07, 2014
GBTA Applauds House Decision To Reject New Fees On Business Travelers

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has applauded the decision by the House Appropriations Committee to reject new fees on business travelers and fully fund the Next Generation Air Transportation Systems ("NextGen"). GBTA Execu...
April 30, 2014
Concur CEO Steve Singh Announced As Featured Speaker During GBTA Convention 2014

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today announced Steve Singh, Concur CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors, will be a featured speaker at Center Stage during this year's GBTA Convention July 26-30 in Los Angeles. "We a...
April 29, 2014
ACTE and INXPO Announce First Travel Industry Online Educational Conference

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) and INXPO today announced a strategic partnership to attendees of ACTE's 2014 Global Corporate Travel Conference in Miami. The organizations have joined forces to build ACTE's next-gener...
April 29, 2014
GBTA Applauds TSA PreCheck Expansion To Include Air Canada In Expedited Screening Program

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) applauds the announcement by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today expanding its expedited screening program, TSA PreCheck to include eligible customers of Air Canada, making it...
April 25, 2014
U.S. Bank Travel Payment Innovator To Speak At ACTE Conference In Miami

U.S. Bank announced today that the architect of its new FlexPerks Corporate Rewards program will be bringing her expertise on travel payments to the annual ACTE Conference in Miami on Monday, April 28. Mary Miklethun is a frequent speaker a...
April 16, 2014
GBTA Announces Delta CEO Richard Anderson as Featured Speaker at GBTA Convention 2014

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today announced Richard H. Anderson, chief executive officer of Delta Air Lines, will be a featured speaker at Center Stage at the GBTA Convention 2014 to be held July 26-30 in Los Angeles, Cali...
April 15, 2014
Site Crystal Awards Application Process To Open In Late April

Since 1980, the Site Crystal Awards Recognition Program has provided industry acclaim for world-class organizations that excel in the design of unique, memorable group travel experiences that deliver measurable benefits for their clients. T...
April 08, 2014
GBTA Revises Business Travel Growth Forecast Upward For 2014

Despite a record-breaking winter where the effects of the polar vortex and back-to-back snowstorms halted travel across much of the U.S., business travel is expected to continue its surge in 2014. The Global Business Travel Association toda...
April 07, 2014
Academy Award Winner Kevin Spacey To Be Featured Speaker At 2014 GBTA Convention

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today announced Academy Award winner, Kevin Spacey, will be a featured speaker at the GBTA Convention 2014 being held July 26-30, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA. Spacey will be speaking at Convention A...
April 02, 2014
GBTA's McCormick Named To U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board

The Global Business Travel Association has annpunced that Michael W. McCormick, GBTA executive director and COO, has been named a member of the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board. As a new member, he joins the Board which serves as the ...
March 26, 2014
GBTA Foundation Research Reveals Impact of Business Travel On U.S. Economy and Jobs

A new report issued today by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation highlights the positive economic impact that road warriors have on the nation's economy and explores the quantitative impact business travel has on the U....
March 18, 2014
GBTA Research Reveals Insight Into Hotel Policies and Programs

A new report issued today by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) evaluates corporate hotel policies and programs across the United States and explores how much control corporate travel managers have over their employees' hotel spe...
March 17, 2014
Author Clive Thompson To Provide Keynote Address At ACTE Miami Conference

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives has scored another victory in redefining business travel conferences with outstanding education. Clive Thompson was recently announced as one of four thought-leaders providing keynote addresses...
March 17, 2014
Site: Incentive-Level Travel Experiences Up For Bid

Travel aficionados looking to secure a one-of-a-kind travel experience to one of 14 destinations across the globe should take a look at Site International Foundation's "Around the World" online auction. The Around the World program is an...
March 13, 2014
PCMA Convene's Meetings Market Survey: Reported Improvement, Higher Expectations For 2014

This month, PCMA Convene magazine published the results of its annual Meetings Market Survey, which has been considered an industry benchmark for the past 23 years. While the survey in recent years has included questions about other forces ...
March 07, 2014
ACTE, Conference Board of Canada Joint Report: 2014 Canadian Business Travel Outlook

Incremental increases for travel expenditures and trip frequency in 2014 are the latest findings from the Canadian Business Travel Outlook Report. A joint effort by the Association of Corporate Travel Executives and the Conference Board of ...
March 06, 2014
GBTA Canada Conference In Toronto, March 19-21

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced that it has seen an increase of more than 20 percent in both buyer registrations and overall delegate registrations against last year's GBTA Canada Conference, which was previously...
March 06, 2014
UNWTO, UNODC and UNESCO Launch Anti-Trafficking Campaign; Urges Traveller Support

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have joined forces to promote a global campaign urging travellers...
March 05, 2014
GBTA Announces United Airlines' Jeffery Smisek As Featured Speaker At GBTA Convention 2014

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today announced Jeffery A. Smisek, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of United Airlines, will be a featured speaker at Center Stage at the GBTA Convention 2014 to be held July 26-30 in Lo...
February 27, 2014
GBTA Study Identifies Top Business Traveler Concerns When On the Road

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) recently surveyed more than 500 business travelers in the United States and identified the top setbacks, disruptions and concerns travelers encounter while on the road. The GBTA study, Business ...
February 27, 2014
PCMA Will Hold Its Second Global Corporate Summit In Milan

Building upon the success of the Professional Convention Management Association's (PCMA) inaugural Global Corporate Summit, PCMA is taking the next step in holding its 2nd Global Corporate Summit by bringing together some of the most senior...
February 26, 2014
TSA Administrator John Pistole Will Be A Featured Speaker At GBTA Convention 2014

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today announced U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John S. Pistole will be a featured speaker at Center Stage at the GBTA Convention 2014 to be held July 26-30 in Lo...
February 11, 2014
GBTA's Masters Program Featured Opening Keynote From Senator Mary Landrieu

Senator Mary L. Landrieu (D-LA) delivered the opening keynote at The Masters Program 2014 last night in Washington, D.C. Attendees listened to Senator Landrieu discuss her background and family history in politics as well as her efforts sup...
February 06, 2014
New Data Dynamics To Be Revealed At ACTE Miami Conference

New data dynamics to be introduced during the Association of Corporate Travel Executives' Global Corporate Travel Conference in Miami (27 April-29 April 2014) will change the way business information is used and leveraged. Eric Siegel, PhD,...
February 06, 2014
Site International Foundation Releases Annual Forecast for Motivational Events Industry

Since 2010 the Site International Foundation has conducted the Site Index Annual Survey to compile and compare data meaningful to the incentive travel and motivational events industry. The research examines both internal and external challe...
January 15, 2014
GBTA: U.S. Business Travel Outlook For 2014

Business travel finished 2013 with stronger than expected growth and heads into 2014 with a robust outlook, propelled in part by strong investment in international outbound travel, a poorly performing sector over the previous two years. U.S...
January 13, 2014
Site Index Study: Focus On Cruises For Incentive Travel

Site International Foundation, in cooperation with the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has released the results of its latest Site Index study, Focus on Cruises for Incentive Travel. The study is aimed at gaining insight in...
January 10, 2014
GBTA Announces Senator Mary Landrieu To Keynote The Masters Program 2014

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) -- the voice of the global business travel industry -- today announced Senator Mary L. Landrieu (D-LA) will deliver the opening keynote at The Masters Program 2014 being held February 10-11, 201...
December 19, 2013
GBTA and MPI Launch New CMM Designation Program

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) have announced that they have joined forces to create the new CMM Designation Program, the business standard of excellence for meeting and travel pr...
December 19, 2013
PCMA 20 In Their Twenties Winners Selected

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has selected the inaugural class for its 20 in their twenties programme -- including two European winners, Yasha Bergmann from Germany and Rosa Garriga Mora from Spain. 20 in thei...
December 17, 2013
GBTA Adds To Stellar Speaker Line Up for The Masters Program 2014

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today announced two new speakers for The Masters Program 2014 being held February 10-11, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Pamela Codispoti, executive vice president and general manager for American Expr...
December 16, 2013
Site Past-Presidents Council Debuts At Site Global Conference

During the Site Global Conference 2013, 7--10 December in Orlando, Florida, USA, 23 Site Past Presidents came together to kick off the newly formed Site Past Presidents Council. The Council comprises global leaders and pioneers in the motiv...
December 12, 2013
GBTA Convention 2014 Coming To Los Angeles: Business In Motion

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced today registration is open for the GBTA Convention 2014 in Los Angeles, Calif., July 26-30. The annual convention is the largest, most comprehensive annual gathering of business tr...
December 12, 2013
Site Recognizes 2013 Chapter of the Year and Excellence Award Winners

Site honored the 2013 Site Chapter of the Year and Excellence Award winners during the Site Global Conference gala event hosted 9 December by Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, Florida, USA. The awards acknowledge the extraordinary efforts and p...
December 12, 2013
400 from 40 on Site's 40th: Site Global Conference Gathers Global Community of Incentive Professionals

More than 400 incentive travel and motivational events industry professionals from 40 countries gathered to celebrate Site's 40th anniversary and "the world of motivational experiences" 7-10 December at the Site Global Conference 2013. The ...
December 12, 2013
UNWTO: International Tourism An Engine For The Economic Recovery

In the first nine months of 2013, international tourism grew by 5% according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. The number of international tourist arrivals reported by destinations around the world increased by some 41 million be...
December 12, 2013
ACTE 2014 Calendar of Events

ACTE has a robust list of events scheduled around the world in 2014. All events are open to members and non-members. For more information on events or membership visit: 201...
December 11, 2013
A Billion Dollars In New Travel Taxes: Bad For Business Says GBTA

Tuesday night, Rep. Paul Ryan and Senator Patty Murray released a budget outline that included an increase in the "9/11 Aviation Security Fee" from $2.50 per enplanement to $5.60 per flight next year. GBTA Executive Director and COO Mi...
December 09, 2013
Site Recognizes 10 Outstanding Incentive Programs with the 2013 Crystal Awards

Site celebrated 10 extraordinary motivational programs with the presentation of the Site Crystal Awards at the Site Global Conference 8 December 2013 in Orlando, Florida, USA. Since 1980, the Crystal Awards Recognition Program has provided ...
December 05, 2013
Site Global Conference 'Celebrates The World Of Motivational Experiences' In Orlando, Florida

This weekend, Site welcomes 400 motivational events and incentive travel professionals representing more than 250 industry organizations from 47 countries to celebrate "40 Years Forward" in spectacular fashion at the Site Global Conference ...
December 03, 2013
GBTA: YES To TSA PreCheck Expansion -- NO To Security Tax Increase

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has applauded today's announcement by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to offer a new application process which allows U.S. citizens to directly enroll in TSA PreCheck, but oppos...
December 02, 2013
Georgia Business Travel Association Renews Affiliation With GBTA

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and the Georgia Business Travel Association announced today that Georgia BTA is renewing its affiliation with GBTA. "We look forward to working together with Georgia BTA to create more robus...
November 14, 2013
GBTA Congratulates Global Entry Success: One Million and Going Strong

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has just announced that one million people have been given the designation of a 'trusted traveler' through the Global Entry program. The program, which was launched five years ago, provides arriving ...
November 12, 2013
GBTA Announces Bestselling Author Jim Collins To Keynote At The Masters Program 2014

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced Jim Collins, international bestselling author, will be a keynote speaker at GBTA's The Masters Program 2014 being held February 10-11, 2014 in Washington, D.C. "Jim Collins has ...
November 12, 2013
UNWTO Calls For Support To The Philippines

UNWTO is deeply saddened by the devastating impact of typhoon Haiyan which hit an important part of the Visayas region in the Philippines. On behalf of the international tourism community, UNWTO conveys its heartfelt sympathy to the familie...
November 08, 2013
UNWTO: Tourism Ministers Call For Higher Policy Coordination Between Tourism & Aviation

Improving air connectivity through a closer coordination of tourism and aviation policies to ensure the sustained growth of the tourism sector and of air transport was the commitment stemming from the annual UNWTO & World Travel Market (WTM...
November 05, 2013
ACTE Announces Miami and Copenhagen As Global Conference Sites For 2014

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives has announced the cities and the dates for its 2014 global corporate travel conferences. The ACTE 2014 Spring Global Corporate Travel Conference will be held at the InterContinental Miami Hotel...
November 05, 2013
GBTA Foundation Rolls Out New Global Airline Crew-Hotel RFP

The GBTA Foundation, the research and education arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), today unveiled the new GBTA Airline Crew-Hotel Request for Proposal (RFP). The new Airline Crew-Hotel RFP is prepared in a global, standar...
October 31, 2013
Site International Foundation White Paper on Risk Assessment/Management For Incentive Events

Site International FoundationIncentive planners face a wide array of potential risks in incentive travel and motivational events. These risks may include weather or natural disasters, government or labor unrest, transportation disruption, m...
October 22, 2013
GBTA Survey: 3.6% Increase in Year Over Year Average Compensation for Business Travel Management

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) recently surveyed 465 U.S. travel buyers creating a report with up-to-date compensation and benefits data on the business travel management industry. The average base salary for respondents is $...
October 11, 2013
GBTA Member Survey Shows Government Shutdown is Hurting the Business Travel Industry

In a new survey of business travel professionals revealing the impact of the government shutdown, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) found that nearly 7 in 10 (66 percent) are concerned that a shutdown longer than one week will n...
October 08, 2013
iJET International To Participate At The GBTA Oil, Gas & Marine Travel Symposium 2013

iJET International, Inc. (iJET), a leading operational risk management solutions provider, has announced its participation in the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Oil, Gas & Marine Travel Symposium 2013, which will be held November...
October 02, 2013
GBTA Study Examines State of Strategic Meetings Management Programs In North America

A new report issued by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) evaluates the state of strategic meetings management (SMM) programs across North America. The report, The State of Strategic Meetings Management 2013, sponsored by CWT Mee...
October 01, 2013
GBTA And The Government Shutdown: Business Travel Is A High Risk Bargaining Chip

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today issued a statement on the Federal Government shutdown from Executive Director and COO Michael W. McCormick. "America's economy can't grow without a reliable system supporting business t...
September 25, 2013
Site 2014 International Board of Directors Represents Association's Global Diversity

Site has introduced the experienced and geographically diverse group of incentive travel and motivational events industry leaders who will serve on the Site International Board of Directors effective January 1, 2014. New Board President ...
September 11, 2013
UNWTO Approves Accessible Tourism Recommendations

The UNWTO recommendations on "Accessible Tourism for All" (2013) have been approved and endorsed by the General Assembly. Updated from the 2005 version, the recommendations outline a form of tourism that involves a collaborative process amo...
September 04, 2013
GBTA Applauds TSA PreCheck Expansion To Include 60 Additional Airports

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, applauds the announcement by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to expand its TSA expedited screening program to 60 new airports ...
August 26, 2013
UNWTO: International Tourism Demand Exceeds Expectations In The First Half Of 2013

International tourist arrivals grew by 5% during the first half of 2013 compared to the same period of 2012, reaching almost 500 million, according to data just released by UNWTO. Growth was above the projection made at the beginning of the...
August 23, 2013
Site International Foundation Releases New Research Focused on Destination Management Companies

The Site International Foundation has released results of the latest Site Index study, Focus on Destination Management Companies. The Site Index compiles and compares data over a number of years to track changes and forecast trends in the m...
August 15, 2013
Dominican Republic Selected As Destination For Site Executive Summit 2014

Site Executive Summit 2014 Site members in the Dominican Republic will host the 2014 Site Executive Summit, 31 January to 1 February 2014 at the Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort in Punta Cana. The Summit, a two-day educational forum, ...
August 14, 2013
GBTA Applauds Global Entry Expansion To Increase International Business Travel

Global Business Travel Association Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer Michael W. McCormick issued the following statement applauding expanding eligibility for participation in Global Entry as U.S. Customs and Border Protection p...
August 09, 2013
First Global PCMA Medical Meetings Summit Heralded A Success

The inaugural Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Global Medical Meetings Summit, held at ExCeL London last month, has been heralded a huge success by the organisers and delegates. ExCeL London and London & Partners hosted...
August 08, 2013
GBTA Announces New Board of Directors At GBTA Convention In San Diego

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) announced the results of its annual Board of Directors elections at the GBTA Convention 2013 in San Diego. Donna Kelliher, director, Travel and Corporate Services, Dominion, will serve as Presid...
August 08, 2013
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Speaks at Final Day of GBTA Convention 2013

Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State, U.S. Senator and First Lady, spoke as the final keynote speaker at the annual GBTA Convention 2013 in San Diego. Attendees from all over the globe listened to Mrs. Clinton discuss the increasing g...
August 08, 2013
GBTA Congratulates Deltek's Karoline Mayr For Travel Manager of the Year Award

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today congratulated Karoline Mayr, CCTE, GTP, Director, Global Travel Procurement of Deltek, Inc., for receiving the Business Travel News Travel Manager of the Year Award. The award recognize...
August 07, 2013
GBTA Honors Salesforce.com With Inaugural GBTA Spotlight On Transformation Recognition

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today recognized Salesforce.com with its first GBTA Spotlight on Transformation sponsored by Concur. The new program focuses on the future thought leaders of business travel management and highl...
August 07, 2013
Mrs. Laura Bush, Former First Lady of the United States Spoke at 2013 GBTA Convention

Mrs. Laura Bush, former First Lady of the United States, spoke as the keynote speaker at the annual 2013 Convention at the San Diego Convention Center. An expert world traveler, Mrs. Bush who visited all 50 states and nearly 80 countries du...
August 06, 2013
GBTA Study Finds Business Travel Spending To Grow Globally

Global business travel spending is expected to rise throughout 2013 and continue its ascent over the next several years, according to the latest installment of the GBTA BTI Outlook -- Annual Global Report & Forecast, sponsored by Visa, Inc....
August 06, 2013
GBTA Reveals Findings On Global Spend and Honors GBTA Award Winners

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) continued to host insightful panel discussions and entertainment for attendees while also breaking news on the opening day of the 2013 GBTA Convention. GBTA Executive Director and COO, Michael W...
August 01, 2013
Site White Paper - Incentive Travel: The Smart Business Proposition

The Site International Foundation has released a new White Paper, "Incentive Travel: The Smart Business Proposition," as part of its "Incentives Move Business" series. The paper focuses on how incentive travel and motivational events, when ...
July 29, 2013
GBTA: NextGen Funding is Essential

Global Business Travel Association Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer Michael W. McCormick issued the following statement today urging strong bipartisan support for NextGen -- Air Traffic Control Modernization: Business tra...
July 26, 2013
Site Florida & Caribbean Chapter and Site Young Leaders To Host Site Student Conference

Students and young professionals interested in the Travel and Hospitality industry are encouraged to attend the Site Student Conference presented by the Site Florida & Caribbean Chapter and Site Young Leaders. Supported and hosted by the UC...
July 23, 2013
Site Announces Cameron Herold As Keynote For Site Global Conference 2013

Cameron Herold, author of the best-selling business book Double Double and one of the most sought-after business minds in North America, will be the opening keynote speaker for the Site Global Conference 2013 in Orlando, Florida, USA, 7-10 ...
July 19, 2013
GBTA Applauds TSA Launch of Application Program for TSA PreCheck

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has applauded the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) launch of an application program for TSA PreCheck. This new process will allow more U.S. citizens to enroll in TSA PreCheck, an e...
July 18, 2013
GBTA and Egencia Study Examines Global Travel Programs; Role of Travel Management Companies

A new study by the GBTA Foundation, the research arm of the Global Business Travel Association, and Egencia, the business travel company of Expedia, Inc., found that travel management companies (TMCs) are working directly with corporate tra...
July 09, 2013
Latest GBTA Report Finds That U.S. Business Travel Should Continue Its Steady Rise

Business travel spending should continue to climb through 2013, driven in large part by growth in domestic travel spending. This is a notable shift from prior years when companies had to look abroad for business opportunities in the face of...
July 01, 2013
GBTA Announces New Task Force For Energy, Resources & Marine Sector

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced the creation of an Energy, Resource & Marine Task Force structure to develop educational content, research and membership for travel professionals in this sector. The Associatio...
June 18, 2013
Award Winning Artist, Jewel To Speak And Perform At The 2013 GBTA Convention

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today announced four-time Grammy nominee, Jewel, will take the stage at the GBTA Convention 2013 being held August 4-7, 2013 in San Diego, CA. Jewel will speak and perform during the Monday, Au...
June 12, 2013
Incentives Move Business: A New White Paper From The Site International Foundation

Site International FoundationTravel is the sixth largest U.S. industry in terms of employment and is a top 10 employer in 48 states. In 2010, the incentive travel, meetings and events segment of tourism and travel accounted for $92 billion ...
June 11, 2013
Site Florida Chapter Expands Its Region To Include The Caribbean

The Site International Board of Directors has approved a change in the bylaws of the Site Florida Chapter to expand its region to incorporate Site members in the Caribbean. The Site Florida Chapter will now be officially known as the Site F...
June 06, 2013
GBTA Applauds TSA Decision Not To Allow Small Knives On Board Aircraft

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today applauds the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) decision not to allow small knives on board aircraft. The following statement can be attributed to Michael W. McCormick, GBTA ex...
May 22, 2013
IAPCO and PCMA Form Global Partnership

The International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) announced yesterday the formation of a global partnership with the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA). The partnership provides an opportunity ...
May 21, 2013
Speakers Announced For 'Luminaries of Travel CEO Panel' At GBTA Convention 2013

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced the speakers for the 'Luminaries of Travel CEO Panel' to be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, during the GBTA Convention 2013 in...
May 20, 2013
Site and CrowdCompass by Cvent Partner To Develop Mobile Apps For Site Events

Site has entered into a partnership with CrowdCompass by Cvent to create a multi-event mobile application for Site and Site International Foundation events in 2013. The first two featured events will be the Site Classic, 27-30 October in Ne...
May 20, 2013
ICCA Announces Destination For 2016 Congress

After presentations from the two shortlisted destinations, Kuching in Sarawak, Malaysia, and the Czech Republic capital Prague, ICCA President Arnaldo Nardone on behalf of the ICCA Board of Directors today announced at the mid-year ICCA mee...
May 15, 2013
Site Selects Children's Home Society As Charity For Site Global Conference 2013

Each year Site dedicates time during the Site Global Conference to conduct a corporate social responsibility project to give back to the hosting community. For the conference taking place 7-10 December 2013 in Orlando, Florida, USA, Site ha...
May 13, 2013
ICCA 2012 Statistics: International Association Sector Shows Significant Growth

With the release of the 2012 Top 20 Rankings for cities and countries, ICCA is reporting another year of continued strength in the international association meetings market. For the first time ever, more than 11,150 regularly occurring a...
May 07, 2013
Hillary Rodham Clinton To Deliver Keynote Address At GBTA Convention 2013

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced that former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver the Wednesday General Session keynote at the GBTA Convention 2013. The GBTA Convention 2013 will be held A...
April 25, 2013
Site Seeking World-Class Incentive Destinations For The Site Global Conference 2015 and 2016

Every year, the Site Global Conference gathers a diverse global audience of incentive travel buyers and suppliers to advance the incentive travel and motivational experiences industry and highlight an exceptionally noteworthy incentive dest...
April 23, 2013
ACTE Signs "The Code" At NYC Global Education Conference; Joins Fight Against Human Trafficking

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) joined other travel industry leaders in the fight against human trafficking by officially signing The Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel an...
April 23, 2013
Site Crystal Awards Shine As The "Best of the Best" In The Motivational Events Industry

For 40 years Site has demonstrated its ability to keep its finger on the pulse of the ever-changing best practices in the world of motivational experiences, and a big part of documenting these emerging trends and proven formulas for success...
April 22, 2013
Travel Industry At The Table As U.S. Senate Considers Immigration Reform

In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee today, Megan Smith, commissioner of the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing, said: "On behalf of the U.S. and Vermont travel and tourism industry, I congratulate the 'Gang of 8' for...
April 22, 2013
Site Global Conference 2013 To Celebrate the World of Motivational Events

Registration is now open for the year's premier event dedicated to elevating expertise and expanding connections in the incentive travel and motivational events industry. The Site Global Conference 2013, 7--10 December at the Loews Portofin...
April 18, 2013
PCMA Announces Future Convening Leaders Host Cities

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has announced that the cities of Vancouver, British Columbia and Austin, Texas have been selected to host the 2016 and 2017 Convening Leaders annual meetings, respectively. Conve...
April 11, 2013
HSMAI Greater New York Chapter Honors Rockefeller Center With Tourism Achievement Award

The Greater New York Chapter of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) and its members representing the region's hospitality industry, announced it will present New York City cultural icon Rockefeller Center wit...
April 10, 2013
Keynote Presenters Announced For ACTE Global Education Conference, New York City, April 21-23

From April 21 -- 23, the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) will host the ACTE Global Education Conference, the world's leading business travel education and networking event at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square. ...
April 09, 2013
Site Nite North America Selects Palms Casino Resort In Las Vegas As 2013 Venue

The Site International Foundation invites industry professionals to meet the best of the best in the motivational events and incentive travel market while enjoying the stunning venues of the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, at...
April 05, 2013
ACTE Global Education Conference In New York City; Offers Cutting Edge Industry Education Programs

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) has announced brand new education sessions for their upcoming New York City Global Education Conference. The three-day conference will unite global business travel buyers and sellers at...
April 04, 2013
HSMAI Greater New York Chapter Wins Four Awards

The Greater New York Chapter of the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) continues its decade-long streak of winning multiple "Best of the Best" awards at the annual HSMAI Mike Leven Leadership Conference with f...
April 03, 2013
Site Extends Its Partnership With Global Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchanges (GMITE)

Site is to extend its partnership with the Global Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchanges (GMITE) in 2013. The GMITE are world-class events that bring together qualified buyers and travel suppliers in key locations to provide a powerful platfo...
March 18, 2013
ICAO and UNWTO Affirm Cooperation On Joint Aviation and Tourism Goals

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and UNWTO signed a special Joint Statement on Aviation and Tourism today, acknowledging the intention of the two UN agencies to begin cooperating more closely on issues of common priority...
March 06, 2013
ACTE, Conference Board of Canada (CBOC) Release 2013 Canadian Business Travel Outlook Report

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) and the Conference Board of Canada (CBOC) today announced their annual co-branded Canadian Business Travel Outlook Report, which examines outlooks for 2013 corporate travel budgets and s...
March 01, 2013
MPI 2013-2014 International Board of Directors Announced

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) announced the slate of candidates for its 2013-2014 International Board of Directors today. All MPI members will receive official notice of the slate later today via the website. "Volunteer leade...
February 28, 2013
ADMEI Honours Ovation's Padraic Gilligan At 2013 Awards

Ovation Global DMC, the Destination Services Division of MCI, has announced that Padraic Gilligan, Vice President, has been named Destination Management Professional of the Year 2013 by the Association of Destination Management Executives I...
February 13, 2013
Site Extends Its Strategic Partnership With The IBTM Global Meetings & Events Portfolio

As Site, the global association for the motivational events and incentive travel industry, celebrates its 40th anniversary year in 2013 it also celebrates one of its longest standing industry partnerships with Reed Travel Exhibitions. Today...
January 28, 2013
UNWTO: Asia; The Pacific; and, The Americas The Most 'Open' Regions For Travellers In Terms of Visas

New UNWTO research on Visa facilitation shows that Asia and the Pacific and the Americas are the most 'open' regions in terms of tourist Visa requirements. Data also shows that there has been significant progress on Visa facilitation global...
January 24, 2013
MPI To Present its Latest "Future of Meetings" Findings At EMEC 2013 In Montreux, Switzerland

With Phase II of its 3-part Future of Meetings initiative complete, Meeting Professionals International (MPI) will present insights culled from its latest social media research at the MPI European Meetings and Events Conference (EMEC) 2013 ...
January 18, 2013
Meeting Professionals International Releases December Business Barometer Results

Meeting Professionals International released the December 2012 Business Barometer report which revealed that budgets continue to rise at a slow pace, the corporate sector has made extremely short lead times de facto business practice, and r...
January 14, 2013
Site and IMEX Joint Study On Purchasing Practices For Motivational Travel Programs

How have purchasing practices for incentive and motivational travel programs changed in recent years? This and related questions were the focus of a joint research study conducted by the Site International Foundation and IMEX, the worldwide...
January 11, 2013
Site Recognizes 54 Industry Professionals With New Certified Incentive Specialist Designation

Site has introduced the first recipients of the Certified Incentive Specialist (CIS) certification. This distinguished group includes participants of the inaugural Site CIS courses as well as Site's Certified Incentive Travel Executive (CIT...
January 10, 2013
MPI Releases Future of Meetings Whitepaper #2: Technology: Why Invest, What's Next?

Continuing with its series of research on the Future of Meetings, MPI has released a white paper that addresses meetings technology. With so much technology available, it's hard to keep up. The Future of Meetings research uncovers some of ...
January 10, 2013
PCMA Education Foundation Unveils 39 Ways Science Can Improve Meetings

A new guide commissioned by the PCMA Education Foundation uses a collection of behavioural science studies curated by psychologists to determine what can enhance the value of face-to-face experiences for both attendees and planners. The App...
January 07, 2013
PCMA To Strengthen Global Education Strategy

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) will unveil plans to further strengthen its foothold in Europe as the leader in Education as part of its greater global strategy at a press conference at its Convening Leaders event ...
December 20, 2012
Site International Foundation Announces Board of Trustees For 2013

The Site International Foundation has announced a distinguished list of industry leaders who will serve as the Foundation's International Board of Trustees effective 1 January 2013. The Site International Foundation President for 2013 is...
December 17, 2012
Site International Foundation Releases Annual Forecast For The Motivational Events Industry

The Site International Foundation has released results of the latest Site Index Annual Survey. The Site Index compiles and compares data over a number of years to track changes and forecast trends in the motivational events industry. This t...
December 14, 2012
Site 2013 International Board of Directors Represents Association's Global Diversity

Site has introduced an experienced and geographically diverse group of incentive travel and motivational events industry leaders who will serve on the Site International Board of Directors effective 1 January 2013. New Board President Da...
December 11, 2012
Canada's Aviation Associations Join Forces

Canada's aviation associations have joined forces to create the Canadian Aviation Associations Forum (CAAF). Citing a need to develop a new strategic framework to promote growth of the aviation industry in Canada, the CAAF pledged to work ...
November 30, 2012
ACTE Canada Education Conference Sees Rise In First Time Attendees; Raises $10,000 For CSR Initiative

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) has announced that its Canada Education Conference in Vancouver had the highest attendance for any Western ACTE Canada conference, 40% of which were first time attendees. The event was ...
November 29, 2012
Site Launches Call For Speakers For Site Global Conference 2013 In Orlando, Florida

Site is now accepting applications for both keynote and breakout session speakers for the Site Global Conference 2013, to be held 7--10 December at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando(r) in Orlando, Florida, USA. In 2013, Sit...
November 28, 2012
GBTA Foundation: Average Travel Management Salary Up 3.4% Over 2011

The average salary for travel buyers has increased by 3.4% in the past year, according to new research being released today from the GBTA Foundation's 2012 Travel Management Compensation and Benefits Survey. Sixty-three percent of travel b...
November 21, 2012
ACTE Announces 2012 Canadian "Volunteer of the Year" and "Ambassador" Award Winners

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) honoured three Canadian ACTE members as "Volunteer of the Year" and one member as "Ambassador" at an award ceremony during the 2012 ACTE Canada Education Conference in Vancouver (Novembe...
November 20, 2012
ACTE Appoints New Canada Regional Chair at ACTE Canada Regional Education Conference

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) has announced that Karen Willsteed, (left) Shell's Corporate Travel Contract Performance Manager for the Americas, was appointed as the new ACTE Regional Chair for ACTE's Canada region. ...
November 19, 2012
Site Index Examines The Vital Role of Social Media In The Motivational Events Industry

The Site International Foundation has released the results of the Site Index: Focus on Technology and Social Media. The study examines the ever-changing role of technology in the incentive travel and motivational events industry and concent...
November 19, 2012
PCMA Translates Case Online Course Into Spanish

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), with support from the PCMA Education Foundation, has announced the release of the Certified Association Sales Executive (CASE) Online Course translation into Spanish. The CASE O...
November 18, 2012
ACTE Canada Education Conference In Vancouver -- Biggest In The West

Day One... This is the first time the ACTE Canada Education Conference has been held in Vancouver (the global conference was held here in 2004 -- this is the first CANADA conference in Vancouver) - This is the best attended Canada co...
November 15, 2012
ACTE Canada Regional Education Conference Announces Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) has announced a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative in its Canada region with Free The Children's "We Create Change," Canada's largest penny-drive initiative to provide clea...
November 14, 2012
Author Michael Saylor To Keynote At GBTA's Masters Program

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has announced high-tech entrepreneur and best-selling author Michael Saylor as a keynote speaker at the prestigious GBTA Masters Program being held at the Mandarin Hotel in Washington, D.C., Feb...
November 02, 2012
PCMA Announces 2012 Achievement Award Winners

Each year, the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) honors outstanding members for their contributions to PCMA and the meetings industry. PCMA has announced the winners of the 2012 Achievement Awards, who will be recognized...
October 24, 2012
PCMA and Hilton HHonors Partner To Support Meeting Professionals

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and Hilton HHonors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide's 10 distinct hotel brands, has announced a new value-add option for meetings industry professionals ...
October 24, 2012
ICCA Board of Directors Formally Endorses IMEX America

Following the success of IMEX America's second edition in Las Vegas, the ICCA Board has formally endorsed the show, which now joins the original IMEX in Frankfurt and EIBTM in Barcelona as the only meetings industry events enjoying this sta...
October 24, 2012
ACTE Canada Education Conference Announces ACTE Town Hall Meeting -- Live from Vancouver

From 18-20 November, 2012, the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) will host the ACTE Canada Education Conference, taking place at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, with the theme 'A Way with Words.' The ACTE Canada Education Con...
October 23, 2012
Site Introduces New Certification For Incentive Travel Professionals

To give professionals a greater understanding of the theory and practice of creative and effective utilization of incentive and motivational travel programs to drive business results, Site is introducing the Certified Incentive Specialist (...
October 20, 2012
IAPCO: IASLC Award Based On Business Partnership

At the recent IMEX America show in Las Vegas, the Vice-President of IAPCO, Michel Neijmann, introduced the concept of IAPCO's quality brand. "The members of our association have many things in common, one of which is their commitment to pro...
October 08, 2012
GBTA and MPI Join Forces To Create New Education and Training Opportunities

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) have announced a new joint venture. The two organizations will work together to co-create new industry-leading education and training opportunities....
October 08, 2012
Site International Foundation Elevates The Motivational Experiences Industry

At 8,000 feet above sea level, the Site Classic 2012, held in Aspen, Colorado, brought professionals in the motivational experiences and incentive travel industry to greater heights. The four-day event, which raised funds to support the mis...
October 05, 2012
Site Looks Ahead To Site Global Conference 2013 In Orlando

As Site leaders actively began planning the upcoming Site Global Conference 2013 in Orlando, Florida, USA, there was a first point of order to attend to: honoring the memory of Gary Sain. Sain, the former President and CEO of Visit Orlando,...
October 04, 2012
GBTA Applauds TSA Pre✓ Expansion Into Canada

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) applauds the decision by the Transportation Security Administration to include Canadian NEXUS members in the TSA PRE✓ program. "This is a significant benefit for Canadian business travel...
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