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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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GBTA is pleased to announce that attendees of Convention 2014 will have the opportunity to enroll in TSA Pre✓™ at the Los Angeles Convention Center fromJuly 28-30.  

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August Webinar

August 20, 2014
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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The Lufthansa Group reported a €114 million profit for the first half of this year, compared with a €73 million profit during the first half of 2013.
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Hyatt Boosts Q2 ADR And Occupancy, But Profit Declines
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Prism founder Michael Whitesage effective Aug. 1 will depart Sabre,
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BMO Piloting Virtual Payment With U.S. Clients
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The average daily rate at Extended Stay America properties during the second quarter increased 6.8 percent year over year to $57.98,
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China's Ctrip for the quarter ending June 30 reported a 37 percent year-over-year jump in corporate travel revenues to RMB90 million (US$15 million).
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ARC plans to expand its FareSight corporate air travel benchmarking tool to include worldwide points of sale via an IATA partnership.
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The Business Intelligence Quotient: New BI Tools Try To Make Sense Of Big, 'Blah-Blah' Data
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Hilton Worldwide plans to equip nearly all of its hotels globally with digital check-in and room-selection capabilities by the end of this year,
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The average daily rate at Marriott International properties worldwide increased 3.5 percent year over year to $151.39 during the second quarter,
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 Future Meeting Dates

 May 14, 2014 – Duty of Care - By ISOS

June 23, 2014 – Golf Event & Meeting - Mobile Travel Technology (Greater Detroit Area)

July 27-30, 2014 – GBTA Convention in LA

Aug 20, 2014 – Webinar - Review/Take Aways from GBTA Convention

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

Oct 16, 2014 – Hotel Sourcing (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