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How to Make the Most of the Return to Group Travel and Events

The Business of Travel

Release Date: 10/07/2022

Refining the Landscape of Accommodation Payment and Billing in Business Travel show art Refining the Landscape of Accommodation Payment and Billing in Business Travel

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Brought to you by the GBTA European Accommodations & Payment Solutions Committees. In this episode, our focus is on delving into the ever-evolving payment sector, exploring both established and cutting-edge technologies that are reshaping the landscape of hospitality payments. Our aim is to initiate a dynamic conversation that not only highlights the opportunities these innovations bring but also addresses the challenges. To enrich our GBTA community, we've gathered a panel of industry leaders who will share valuable insights and expertise on this transformative journey within the payments...

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GBTA Board View: Are You Ready for GBTA Convention 2024? – A Buyer/Supplier Perspective show art GBTA Board View: Are You Ready for GBTA Convention 2024? – A Buyer/Supplier Perspective

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The GBTA Convention annually brings together in person thousands of industry professionals to learn, grow, network and shape the future of the world’s $1.4 trillion business travel sector. So what can attendees expect at the upcoming GBTA Convention 2024 in Atlanta, July 22-24? What insights can be gleaned from those who are veteran attendees? What are the opportunities and tips for event first-timers? And how can every attendee make the most of their Convention experience?    In this podcast, travel buyer and GBTA Board Vice President, Rosemary Maloney, and travel supplier and...

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Navigating the Shift: From DEI to Inclusion show art Navigating the Shift: From DEI to Inclusion

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Building an Inclusive Organizational Culture: This episode, brought to you by the GBTA Inclusion and Culture Committee, will explore the significance of transitioning from a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) framework to one that emphasizes inclusion. We will discuss how fostering a culture of inclusion can positively impact employee engagement, retention, and overall organizational success.   Music track is   Licensed under Creative Commons:  

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Careers, Change and Hot Topics: Insights from the GBTA Industry Poll April 2024 show art Careers, Change and Hot Topics: Insights from the GBTA Industry Poll April 2024

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Unveiling the April 2024 GBTA industry poll results, this episode of The Business of Travel explores the levels of satisfaction and optimism that global business travel professionals have now related to their career, compensation, job mobility, the future of business travel and more.   The discussion also continues to follow industry sentiment from travel buyers and suppliers about the ongoing evolution of New Distribution Capability (NDC) including education, implementation and readiness.     GBTA’s Chris Ely, Director of Research discusses the highlights and insights...

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AI and the Quest for the Perfect Trip: A Conversation with Steve Singh show art AI and the Quest for the Perfect Trip: A Conversation with Steve Singh

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This is the latest episode in GBTA's quarterly series focusing on artificial intelligence (AI) and business travel. Join us for an engaging episode featuring Steve Singh, the visionary founder of Concur, as he delves into the transformative power of AI in business travel. Discover how AI is revolutionizing the quest for the perfect trip, from personalized itineraries to seamless expense management. Steve shares insights on the latest advancements, the impact on travelers and businesses, and his predictions for the future. Tune in to explore how AI is not only enhancing the travel experience...

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It's Time to Bring Accessibility Center Stage in Business Travel show art It's Time to Bring Accessibility Center Stage in Business Travel

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For years, the business travel industry has looked for guidance to bring more accessibility into travel programs. How do we communicate with travelers who disclose a need? How do we request that information in a confidential way? How can the business travel industry collaborate on making the landscape more accessible for ALL travelers?   In this podcast, the GBTA Foundation explores these questions with the Inclusion & Culture Committee, and shares more information about the release of the new Accessibility Toolkit in the GBTA Hub. Listeners will learn what travel managers, suppliers,...

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The Solution to Sustainable Hotel Procurement | The Carbon Compass show art The Solution to Sustainable Hotel Procurement | The Carbon Compass

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In this second episode of the Carbon Compass, host Kelsey Frenkiel, GBTA, is joined by Albena Taseva, WSAudiology, and Townsend Bailey, IHG Hotels & Resorts, to discuss the GBTA Foundation’s Sustainable Procurement Standards (SPS). Together they will dive deep into the background of SPS, challenges for buyers and suppliers, guidelines for implementation, and more.   The Business of Travel Podcast is your ultimate guide to navigating the ever-evolving realm of business travel. Each week, a new episode hosted by seasoned corporate travel professionals presents an engaging and...

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Reflections on the Big Idea: Artificial Intelligence show art Reflections on the Big Idea: Artificial Intelligence

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Reflections on the Big Idea: Artificial Intelligence  In this episode of The Business of Travel podcast, join host Kevin Fliess, GBTA, as he speaks with Yannis Karmis, BCD Travel and Aurelie Krau, travel tech geek and innovation consultant, to discuss the findings of the Big Ideas sessions at GBTA Europe Conference and GBTA APAC Conference and what might be on the horizon for AI in the business travel industry.   The Business of Travel Podcast is your ultimate guide to navigating the ever-evolving realm of business travel. Each week, a new episode hosted by seasoned...

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GBTA Board View: Regional Insights on Business Travel show art GBTA Board View: Regional Insights on Business Travel

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Globally, business travel is moving into a new and next chapter. But how do global transformation and trends in how people are traveling for work now compare – or contrast – to the realities and experiences for key regions around the world? In this podcast, Europe-based GBTA Board President, Mark Cuschieri, is joined for a topical discussion by fellow Board members and regional-based industry leaders. Hear market-by-market insights from Peter Koh, Ex-Officio Member for APAC, Liz Oliveria, Direct Seat, Regional Canada, and Felipe Cardona, Ex-Officio Member for LATAM. The group will explore...

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Individual Profile Risk show art Individual Profile Risk

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In this episode, Risk Committee members are discussing the importance of individual profile risk for business travelers. They are focusing on how a specific traveler's unique set of factors and characteristics can impact their safety and well-being during a trip, which is referred to as individual profile risk in travel risk management. These factors encompass personal health considerations, cultural awareness, travel experience, and behavior. Our experts will explore methods for obtaining relevant information and customizing it to each individual's profile while considering privacy policies....

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Group travel and events are coming back but how can booking and managing them be even better? Ryan Morris, Vice President Sales, Groups 360, joined Debbie Iannaci, head of GBTA Communications and Research during the 2022 GBTA Convention for a discussion including how booking group rooms and event space online is changing, what is now the typical group size and booking window, instant booking and the importance of robust hotel group inventory and rates and how the right tools can solve room block management headaches for travel planners.