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GBTA

Global Business Travel Association: formerly the NBTA (National Business Travel Association) and renamed in February 2011. It provides its members (business travel management professionals) with education and information

GDPR

General Data Protection Regulation: a new and more stringent EU regime for data protection which will apply in the UK from May 25, 2018

GDS

Global Distribution System – a major electronic worldwide reservation system used by travel agents to book flights, hotels, car rental and other travel services. The major players in this area are Sabre, Amadeus and Travelport (which owns the Galileo and Worldspan GDSs).

goppar

Gross operating profit per available room: The net revenue from the hotel after expenses; a common term used in the hotel industry to measure performance

GTMC

Guild of Travel Management Companies – now the Business Travel Association, the major UK-based association representing TMCs

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