Feds Urged to Cost-Effectively Manage Business Travel, Meetings
NBTA Supports Legislation to Prohibit Location Discrimination
The bipartisan bills introduced in both the Senate and House would prohibit federal departments and agencies from establishing a travel or meetings policy that takes into account the perception of a city as a vacation destination in determining event locations.
Maguire continued, “Whether it be in Las Vegas, Orlando, Milwaukee or Missoula, when determining where a business event should be held, a corporation or agency should always choose the most cost effective location – the area and venue that will provide the most return on investment. NBTA and GTG stand ready to work with the federal government to ensure that travel management policies are met and prospective cost-savings meeting destinations are not overlooked merely because of perceptions.”
The National Business Travel Association (NBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and corporate meetings organization. NBTA and its regional affiliates – NBTA Asia Pacific, the Brazilian Business Travel Association (ABGEV), NBTA Canada, NBTA Mexico, and NBTA USA – serve a network of more than 15,000 business travel professionals around the globe with industry-leading events, networking, education & professional development, research, news & information, and advocacy. NBTA members, numbering more than 4,000 in 30 nations, are corporate and government travel and meetings managers, as well as travel service providers. They collectively manage and direct more than US$200 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually on behalf of more than 10 million business travelers within their organizations. For more information, visit
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