MOSCOW—The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has set up a GBTA Russia chapter. The association said the development of GBTA Russia means GBTA now has activity and membership in all BRIC regions for the first time. The launch of GBTA in this region will be supported by an Allied Leadership Advisory Board, which will be comprised of representatives from Star Alliance, Continent Express and Marriott International.
GBTA and the Allied Leadership will announce details of the business travel buyers chosen to lead the GBTA region as its Advisory Board and Regional President at a launch event, planned for 8th April at the Marriott Grand in Moscow.
“GBTA is thrilled to be expanding our global footprint to Russia,” said the organization’s senior vice-president of global operations, Paul Tilstone. “Russia is becoming an important and exciting travel management arena. Establishing this region will allow us to work closely with Russian travel professionals, adding value through our education and advocacy while connecting them with their peers throughout the world.”
GBTA Russia will announce its schedule of activity at the formal launch event in Moscow on April 8.