American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has joined ASTA.
some of the company's subsidiaries, including Ovation Travel Group and
Egencia, have been active members, the Society said this is the first
time the entire corporate travel giant – No. 3 on Travel Weekly's 2021
Power List – has been a member.
GBT is a Premium member of ASTA, the membership category for agencies
with more than US$50 million in annual sales. It is also a member of
the Corporate Advisory Council.
ASTA president and CEO Zane Kerby said there has never before been a
need for a trade group like ASTA as the industry navigates the
coronavirus crisis. He said the Society is "extraordinarily grateful to
have a company like GBT in our corner as we fight to help our members
overcome these challenges, which threaten both corporate and leisure
"As the world returns to travel, GBT is working hard to deliver more
value to clients and to make life easier for travellers as they get back
on the road," said Rajiv Ahluwalia, GBT's senior vice president of
partner solutions and supply marketplace.
"We view ASTA as a key support system for that work, and are excited about our new partnership."
Source: Travel Weekly