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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.

The Business of Travel GBTA

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    • 4.4 • 9 Ratings

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.

    It’s SME Again – The Journey is the Destination

    It’s SME Again – The Journey is the Destination

    In this 4th installment of ‘It’s SME Again’ podcast series, we chat with Dewitt Jones, world renowned Nat Geo photographer and motivational speaker about how travel can enhance or detract from performance, and how there is more than one right answer in travel, and life. We have previously spoken with road warriors from professional baseball to film and television production to an Olympics Water Polo team. One of the common threads we have discovered is how travel is a key ingredient to success in the sports, media, and entertainment industries. Joining live from GBTA Convention 2022 in San Diego, hosts Amy Thiessen and Greg Bell have an insightful conversation with Dewitt Jones on how to celebrate what’s right in both life and travel.
    Dewitt Jones, in his twenty-year career with National Geographic, Dewitt Jones lived the vision of “celebrating what’s right with the world” and embraced an attitude that took him to new heights both in business and in life. He found that the creative tools he employed as a photographer had even deeper application when applied directly to his personal and professional growth.  Discover the beauty of being open to possibilities and reframing problems into opportunities.
    Using his own extraordinary photographs as illustrations, Dewitt weaves a visual tapestry of emotion and content. One that allows you to touch your own passion: to balance your head with your heart: and to come away inspired with your own creative potential.
    GBTA’s Sports, Media & Entertainment committee (SME) currently has 20 committee members from high-level positions within the travel community. Our buyers represent many of the leading sports, media and companies in the world, from professional sports teams and leagues, players associations, movie studios, film production companies, music labels, and so on. On the supplier side we also have top reps from the major travel companies from the airlines, lodging, ground transportation. 
    The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s largest professional association representing the $1.4 trillion business travel industry. Collectively, our members directly control more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually, and also represent every facet of the global travel industry marketplace.
    The goal of the SME podcast is to leave you with up-to-date insights and relevant, actionable guidance.
     

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    A Look at the Bookings and Other Insights for Business Travel and Travel Managers

    A Look at the Bookings and Other Insights for Business Travel and Travel Managers

    Charlie Bacharach, Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Travel Leaders Corporate, part of Internova Travel Group, sits down with Debbie Iannaci, head of GBTA Communications and Research during the 2022 GBTA Convention to share his perspective on the latest business travel trends based on recent booking patterns, the biggest issues for corporate travel managers, and the role sustainability is playing in shaping the focus for corporate travel stakeholders. 

    • 17 min
    Takin’ Care of Business in a Flash: Meetings NOW

    Takin’ Care of Business in a Flash: Meetings NOW

    Meetings are back, but they’re not the same!  Join this podcast to learn how you can be prepared for the meetings of today, consider your options, plan ahead, be flexible, budget and most importantly educate your stakeholders and collaborate with your suppliers.

    • 26 min
    Women Business Travelers: Back on the Road in a Post-pandemic World

    Women Business Travelers: Back on the Road in a Post-pandemic World

    After navigating a global pandemic for well over two years, what’s your new normal? In a new podcast series – “Back and Better Than Ever” –  learn from incredible women coming together to discuss what “returning” means to them. In this episode, Kate Nichols, Founder of Go Jane, Go, a global community of 1,000+ women who travel for business, joins Shannon Jackson, Business Development Leader at Avis Budget Group
    Produced by GBTA WINiT’s Return to the Office & Return to the Road Committee, the “Back and Better Than Ever” podcast series explores unique views and voices from guests that have various ties to business travel. Hear the shared experiences that all business travelers have likely endured in some capacity – while gaining insight on how to continue to prevail together.

    • 19 min
    The Evolution of Sustainability in the Hospitality Space

    The Evolution of Sustainability in the Hospitality Space

    Townsend Bailey, head of Corporate Responsibility, Americas, and Soojin Yoon, Manager, Corporate Responsibility, both from IHG Hotels & Resorts joined Debbie Iannaci, head of GBTA Communications and Research during the 2022 GBTA Convention for a deep discussion on sustainability. Topics include how sustainability is evolving in the hospitality space, where IHG is focusing its efforts, the benefits of environmental sustainability, and how corporate travel managers can help influence change.

    • 19 min
    Florent Martin Shares the Needs of Travel Managers at GBTA Conference - Toronto

    Florent Martin Shares the Needs of Travel Managers at GBTA Conference - Toronto

    Delphine Milot, SVP of Sustainability at GBTA sits down with Florent Martin, CEO & Founder of Easy2call at GBTA Conference 2022 | Toronto podcast booth to discuss the needs of travel managers, and how Easy2call has managed to continue to provide 24-hour support and services in this current covid environment.

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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Road warrior from NYC ,

Pulling the industry together

GBTA’s Business of Travel pulls together thought leaders across several categories and geographies in easy to digest conversations about current trends and opportunities within the corporate travel space.

JustinOWill1 ,

Great content, terrible audio

I like what the GBTA is doing going into the podcast arena; however, a lot of work needs to be done to ensure listeners can hear what is actually going on during the podcast, and not be straining against technical audio quality issues.

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