NBTA Convention Will Result in Economic Impact of $330 Million over Five Years
During just the Convention event itself, NBTA will host 5,200 attendees, using a total 13,445 hotel room nights and generating $8.37 million in direct attendee spending and an estimated $20 million in economic impact.
Kevin Maguire, CCTE, GLP, NBTA President & CEO, said, “Corporate travel is vital to the success and growth of businesses, local economies, and millions of American jobs. NBTA is delighted by the positive economic impact our association, its members and our Convention attendees can bring to the city of San Diego, especially now as the industry as a whole is feeling the effects of the economic downturn."
Carol Wallace, President and CEO of the San Diego Convention Center Corporation, said, "San Diego is a top meeting and convention destination so we are thrilled to host NBTA at the San Diego Convention Center. Nothing beats an opportunity to showcase first-hand San Diego’s incredible hospitality, world-class attractions, prime hotels and dynamic restaurants to the more than 5000 attendees responsible for selecting cities for their future meetings."
The NBTA Convention gives the host city an opportunity to showcase its offerings to business travel decision-makers who manage billions of dollars in travel expenditures each year. The Convention draws travel managers who attend to maximize the value of their organization's travel programs, and travel suppliers who offer products and services that help travel managers meet that goal.
In addition the 2009 Convention, NBTA held its largest annual gathering here in 2005 and will return in 2013.
About the 2009 NBTA International Convention & Exposition | Widely recognized as the must-attend event for business travel buyers, suppliers, industry leaders and business travel journalists, the 2009 NBTA International Convention & Exposition will be held in San Diego August 23-26, 2009. More than 5,000 travel professionals are expected to take advantage of the Convention’s programming, designed to empower attendees to maximize value for their companies, including more than 65 seminars on the most important topics in business travel, more than 400 companies exhibiting in the Expo and countless opportunities for networking with peers. For details, visit .
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About the Global Business Travel Association
The GBTA Foundation is the education and research foundation of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world"s premier business travel and meetings trade organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. Collectively, GBTA"s 9,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA provides its growing network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts with world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media. The Foundation was established in 1997 to support GBTA"s members and the industry as a whole. As the leading education and research foundation in the business travel industry, the GBTA Foundation seeks to fund initiatives to advance the business travel profession. The GBTA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information, see gbta.org and gbta.org/foundation.