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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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Upcoming Event

Education Day - Hosted by OVBTA

September 17, 2014
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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3912 Vincennes Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46268


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Sourcing Managers Sound Off
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Luxury boutique hotel group L.E. Hotels added three new regional sales executives,
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Air transactions handled by members of the U.K.'s Guild of Travel Management Companies between April and June 2014 increased 1 percent from the prior-year period.
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Transportation network Uber integrated separately with Sabre's TripCase itinerary management tool and United Airlines' mobile app.
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Accounting and ERP software provider Sage now integrates with Abukai Expenses,
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Air Canada has reconfigured cabins of select aircraft to add more premium economy seats,
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The number of international air passengers traveling in premium classes increased 1.8 percent year over year in June,
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Carlson announced that Carlson Wagonlit Travel now is wholly owned,
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Interview: Hertz Executive VP Of Sales Bob Stuart
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The U.S. General Services Administration left unchanged standard lodging and meal per diems for fiscal 2015, which begins Oct. 1.
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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