July 18, 2024

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The 2016 Convention for the Global Business Travel Association is now concluded.  The event, held this year in Denver, Colorado was a huge success.  Over 7,000 people attended this year. Everyone raved about the great event and especially about how Denver, the host city, really rolled out the red carpet for GBTA.

The GBTA Opening Welcome Reception was a true highlight of the week.  Held at Mile High Stadium and sponsored by Visit Denver, it was a wonderful introduction to the city and the event.  And of course, it was a great party with loads of food, beverages, live music, the Broncos Cheerleaders, and an skydiving team that dropped into the stadium.

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Featured speakers included actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, quarterback Peyton Manning and astronaut Captain Scott Kelly.  Large “Center Stage” presentations as well as over 80 smaller educational presentations updated attendees about travel related issues such as airline growth trends, security issues, and customer satisfaction.


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The Expo Halls offered acres of presentations and information from over 400 travel related companies.

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GBTA 2016 was a great adventure.  I had a great opportunity to make some new friends, meet wonderful people in the travel industry and learn about their products and services.  For example, a big shout out to the folks I talked with from –

Ben Lomond Suites Hotel                                     Ogden, Utah

Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort                 San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

airbnb                                                                   San Francisco, California

The Westin Portland                                             Portland, Oregon

The Westin O’Hare                                               Chicago, Illinois

asterRide                                                              Chicago, Illinois

Etihad Airways                                                      Washington, DC

Holiday Inn Kansas City Country Club Plaza           Kansas City, Missouri

Hainan Airlines                                                       Beijing, China


GBTA 2016 in Denver was outstanding. 

                           See you all next year for GBTA 2017 in Boston!



Travel The World ………………….. And Enjoy the Adventure!


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