London, UK, March 31, 2015 –  American Express Global Business Travel  (“GBT”) today announced that is has been selected to provide corporate travel management services to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), a trade association representing and serving the airline industry world-wide. 

 GBT has been appointed to provide corporate travel management services to IATA principally in Switzerland and Canada, as well as in IATA’s regional offices in the US, China, Jordan, Spain and Singapore.

 “We are delighted that the strength of our offering has been recognised by IATA.  We continue to invest in technology and solutions that allow us to respond to the specific requirements of our clients and, as in the case of IATA, deliver innovative solutions that help them maximise the  value of their business travel spend”, said Elyes Mrad, Managing Director, EMEA, American Express Global Business Travel. 

 “Getting the highest quality and best value for our travel spend is critical. We have selected American Express Global Business Travel to manage our corporate travel program with high expectations. We look forward to flexible and creative travel solutions from American Express Global Business Travel that will help our business travellers to stretch their travel dollar and make the most of our corporate travel programme,” said Wayne Wang, Director, Corporate Administration and Procurement, IATA.    

 GBT will provide the following services to IATA to help support its business travel programme:

  • Travel booking fulfillment (including air, hotel and car reservations)
  • Development and management of a custom designed offline servicing platform
  • Client servicing support
  • Management Information / Statistics



 About American Express Global Business Travel

Positioned at the intersection of commerce and travel, American Express Global Business Travel offers its customers a comprehensive network, service dependability, and deep insight to help move people and businesses forward. American Express Global Business Travel provides leading travel solutions, integrated consulting services, proprietary research, and end-to-end meetings and events capabilities. These innovative offerings enable clients to optimise the return on their travel and meetings investments. Learn more at

American Express Global Business Travel is part of one of the world’s largest travel agency networks with locations in nearly 140 countries worldwide.

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