The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is a business travel and meetings organization headquartered in the Washington, DC, area with operations on 6 continents. The GBTA USA 2016 Convention was held this year from July 16-20 in Denver, Colorado, USA, and eTN publisher Juergen Steimmetz was in attendance.
The 3 days of seminars, conferences, and trade shows came to a happy end at the Hyatt Regency Hotel this evening, with Boston sponsoring the closing party this afternoon. This means there was a lot of New England food brought in to the Rocky Mountain city where participants gathered at the conclusion of this event.
The convention addressed travel management as a specialized business function that balances employee needs with corporate goals, financial and otherwise. Travel management ensures cost tracking and control, facilitates adherence to corporate travel policies, realizes savings through negotiated discounts, and serves as a valuable information center for employees and managers in times when travel is not as smooth and carefree as it used to be.
eTN Publisher Juergen Steinmetz at closing party.
GBTA’s 7,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA and the GBTA Foundation deliver world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media to a growing global network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts.