NBTA Pleased Obama’s Budget Addresses Issues Critical to Corporate Travel

The National Business Travel Association (NBTA) applauded the Administration for addressing issues vital to the corporate travel industry in its FY 2011 budget proposal. The requested budget addresses several priorities of critical importance to NBTA, including enhanced aviation security and funding for the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen).

STR Co-founder and CEO Randy Smith presented with Lifetime Achievement Award

Randell A. Smith, CEO and co-founder of Hendersonville, Tenn.-based STR, was presented with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) on 26 January, 2010, in San Diego. Smith was recognized for his legacy in pioneering global hotel benchmarking, the foundation of the company he co-founded with his wife, Carolyn Smith.