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The Michigan Business Travel Assn. (MBTA) est. 1967, is an official chapter of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) est. 1967, rebranded 2011, whose members represent major corporations and travel suppliers across the Globe. MBTA, along with the global organization, provides our members with information on travel technology, services, legislation, security, benchmarking and costs that affect the business travel industry.

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Upcoming Event

October 2014 Meeting

October 16, 2014
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
187 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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KPI's & Measurements

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Interview: BCD Travel North America President Craig Bailey
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Travel management consulting firms GoldSpring Consulting and Partnership Travel Consulting announced "a strategic partnership."
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SAP Agrees To Acquire Concur In $8.3B Deal
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JetBlue Airways president Robin Hayes will replace Dave Barger as CEO on Feb. 16, 2015,
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Air Canada added a $25 checked-bag fee for Tango fare domestic flights within Canada and on Mexico/Caribbean routes,
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Wireless Internet provider Gogo will install in-flight connectivity on Virgin Atlantic's fleet,
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South African Airways signed up to use Travelport's Rich Content and Branding merchandizing technology,
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Serko Eyes App-Apple Pay Combo, Partners With AirPlus
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CWT and Amex vet Andrew Winterton joined Certares,
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Carlson Wagonlit Travel now offers a virtual card product powered by payment technology provider Conferma,
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 Future Meeting Dates

Sept. 17, 2014 – Education Day Hosted by OVBTA (Indianopolis IN)

Oct 16, 2014 – KPI’s & Measurements (Central MI)

Nov 12, 2014 – Webinar - Expanding on Hotel Sourcing

Dec 4, 2014 – Holiday Meeting - Communications (Greater Detroit Area)

Feb 12, 2015 – KPI's and SLA's (Greater Detroit Area)

Mar 18, 2015 – Webinar - Data Mining for Predictive Modeling 

April 23, 2015 - Travel Payment Systems