More than 500 professionals and 150 organizations representing the federal and state government travel sector gathered at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Virginia, March 5-7, 2018, for the third annual GovTravels symposium.
GovTravels provides a unique opportunity for stakeholders in both government and the private sector to meet and collaborate on regulations, technology, challenges and best practices in government travel. For the second year in a row, NDTA's GovTravels Symposium was co-sponsored by the Defense Travel Management Office (DTMO), which oversees commercial travel for the Department of Defense.
"We look forward to continuing our co-sponsorship of this important symposium and further expanding our presence in the years to come," said William Mansell, Director of DTMO. "At S9 billion, we are responsible for about 60 percent of the federal government's travel spend. With an enterprise that large, it is easy to appreciate the value in a forum where government and the travel industry are actively engaged and able to exchange ideas, explore new technology solutions, learn about the latest trends, and study best practices."
The 2018 symposium incorporated contributions and feedback from NDTA members, DTMO, the General Services Administration (GSA), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and private industry. Additionally, GovTravels offered access to presentations by prominent speakers, discussions with travel decision makers, educational breakouts, and a full-fledged expo space with 54 exhibitors.
Mansell provided his expertise onstage during GovTravels. Other distinguished...