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The Business of Travel is the official podcast of the Global Business Travel Association covering all things related to business travel. Expect weekly episodes each featuring interviews with industry experts and thought leaders on a range of key issues affecting the business travel industry. Visit gbta.org to learn more.

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The Business of Travel is the official podcast of the Global Business Travel Association covering all things related to business travel. Expect weekly episodes each featuring interviews with industry experts and thought leaders on a range of key issues affecting the business travel industry. Visit gbta.org to learn more.

    Refining the Landscape of Accommodation Payment and Billing in Business Travel

    Refining the Landscape of Accommodation Payment and Billing in Business Travel

    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 realm.
     
     
    Music track is Space Jazz by Kevin MacLeod  
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License 

    • 23 min
    GBTA Board View: Are You Ready for GBTA Convention 2024? – A Buyer/Supplier Perspective

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

    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 President of the GBTA Allied Leadership Council, Tammy Routh, join GBTA CEO Suzanne Neufang to preview and discuss what’s new, noteworthy and not-to-be-missed for attendees heading to this year’s Convention. 
     
    Link: https://convention.gbta.org 
     
    Host & Guest Info 
    Rosemary Maloney, Alteryx
    Tammy Routh, Marriott International
    Suzanne Neufang,GBTA
     
    Music track is Space Jazz by Kevin MacLeod  
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License 

    • 33 min
    Navigating the Shift: From DEI to Inclusion

    Navigating the Shift: From DEI to Inclusion

    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 Space Jazz by Kevin MacLeod  
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License 

    • 40 min
    Careers, Change and Hot Topics: Insights from the GBTA Industry Poll April 2024

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

    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 with Debbie Iannaci, head of PR, Communications and Research. Drawing on the responses of over 800 business travel buyers, suppliers and other business travel professionals across 41 countries, this 34th installment of GBTA’s ongoing survey series reveals the current state of the profession and industry from those who know it best. 
     
    Read the full GBTA April 2024 Poll results here. 
     
    Host & Guest Info 
    Chris Ely, GBTA 
    Debbie Iannaci, GBTA 
     
    Music track is Space Jazz by Kevin MacLeod  
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License 

    • 28 min
    AI and the Quest for the Perfect Trip: A Conversation with Steve Singh

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

    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 but also setting new standards for efficiency and convenience in the industry. Don’t miss this enlightening conversation!
    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.
     
    Podcast Guests
    Steve Singh, Madrona
    Kevin Fliess, GBTA
    Additional Reading: Transforming Corporate Travel: An Open Roadmap to Fixing a Broken System, Steve Singh
     
    Music track is Space Jazz by Kevin MacLeod  
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License 

    • 38 min
    It's Time to Bring Accessibility Center Stage in Business Travel

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

    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, TMCs, and champions can do to advocate for making the business travel industry more accessible for all. Link: https://gbtafoundation.org/accessibility/ 
     
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    Music track is Space Jazz by Kevin MacLeod  
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License 

    • 35 min

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