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Insights from the Instructor of Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management Course

The Business of Travel

Release Date: 09/08/2023

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The Business of Travel

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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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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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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Welcome to the Carbon Compass, a sustainability and planet-focused subseries of the Business of Travel podcast.  In each episode, we will unveil inspiring stories, innovative strategies, and impactful initiatives from special guests: Leaders committed to steering the course toward a more sustainable future for business travel. Together, we explore, unpack, and demystify the world of sustainability in business travel.  In this first episode, Mike Nicholus, Global Operations Environment Director for Accenture, explores what sustainable business travel means in the context of global...

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Travel Management in the Age of AI  In 2023, AI took a prominent role in the tech landscape. This shift had significant implications for companies using managed travel solutions. At the corporate level, AI influenced insights and policies, while travel managers and employees benefited from streamlined experiences. In this episode, Vineet Taneja, VP Product Management with Brex, explores Brex's use of AI in travel and expense management. Looking forward, the discussion highlights AI's role in FinTech, emphasizing security and privacy.  The Business of Travel Podcast is your ultimate...

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How AI is (Re)Shaping Business Travel: A Conversation with McKinsey show art How AI is (Re)Shaping Business Travel: A Conversation with McKinsey

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This is the second episode in GBTA's quarterly series focusing on artificial intelligence (AI) and business travel. This episode explores how airlines and hotels are leveraging AI to improve revenue management, operations, sustainability, and the traveler experience - today. Host Kevin Fliess welcomes Alex Cosmas and Ryan Mann, partners at McKinsey with extensive experience in aviation, hospitality, and digital transformation in the travel industry.  The panel explores how AI empowers businesses and their travelers with streamlined planning and more personalized trip experiences Alex...

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Business of Travel  Behind the Scenes at COP28: A Global Business Travel Perspective  December 14, 2023    In this bonus episode of the Business of Travel podcast, Suzanne Neufang, GBTA’s CEO is joined by Delphine Millot, GBTA's Senior Vice President of Sustainability and Advocacy, to share insights after attending COP28 at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. They discuss the scale and significance of the event, the importance of collaboration between public and private sectors, and the key takeaways for the business travel industry....

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Embrace the essence of what's shaping global business travel today with this podcast featuring insights from GBTA Board buyer and supplier members.  Moderator and Board President, Mark Cuschieri, reflects on the association's key milestones in 2023 and is joined by fellow Board members, Rosemary Maloney and Mike Daly, to discuss and provide insights on what lies ahead for the industry in 2024.  They address emerging trends, topics, and top-of-mind concerns for the industry in the coming year, including:  Has business travel reached a "new normal" (and is it time to...

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Human Trafficking: Get Onboard and Make a Difference show art Human Trafficking: Get Onboard and Make a Difference

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The intent of this podcast is to educate our membership on the Human Trafficking in Canada from a Meeting Professional, Accommodation and law enforcement perspective in Canada. We will define human trafficking and outline who is at risk from whom and where. We will outline the key sectors that HT is found and what steps travelers can take to help and initiatives in place to improve the situation. We will review Canadian legislation around HT and how that can help. We review what types of questions that travel managers can add to their RFPs to ensure suppliers are getting onboard. Brought to...

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Travel has seen a shift from Duty of Care to Duty TO Care and the wellbeing of travelers is a key part of that shift. When we take care of travelers, they perform better and are happier and healthier individuals. New technology solutions are enabling better care of travelers and this discussion with industry experts Romain Aubanel, Jack and Ferdi and Josh Gunn, CTM will discuss redefining wellbeing, what data and analytics are telling us and the role of technology. This podcast is moderated by Katie Virtue, FESTIVE ROAD and brought to you by the GBTA Technology Committee.   The Business...

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GBTA’s Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management has been a core professional development offering for business travelers for nearly a decade. This course is designed for travel buyers overseeing a managed business travel program and suppliers offering travel-related products and services. It serves as the next step after GBTA’s Fundamentals courses as well as a preparatory course for individuals interested in taking the Global Travel Professional (GTP) Examination. 

Instructor Sandy Moring, Managing Director with Strategic Travel Solutions Ltd, is joined by Debbie Iannaci, Vice President, Global Communications, PR & Research with GBTA. Together they explore the history of Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management as well as dive deeper into two of the course’s key takeaways.  

 

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 enlightening exploration of key topics shaping the world of business travel today.  

The Business of Travel is the official podcast of the Global Business Travel Association. Visit www.gbta.org to learn more. 

  

Host & Guest Info 

Debbie Iannaci 

Sandy Moring 

Sandy’s extensive experience derives from her varied roles within the world of corporate travel and previously to that, adventure travel. With a strong operational background, plus senior leadership roles in account management, commercial marketing, training and more recently, encouraging the next generation via coaching, she is involved in many projects as a freelance consultant in business re-engineering, travel risk management and sustainability. 

  

Key Topics Discussed 

- Travel Policy Compliance 

- Travel Risk Managment 

  

Resources Mentioned 

- Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management Course 

- Fundamentals of Business Travel Management Course 

  

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Connect with GBTA 

- www.GBTA.org  

  

Music track is Space Jazz by Kevin MacLeod  

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