Check Out the Travel Academy Lineup

Jan 24, 2024 | From HQ

NDTA-DTMO GovTravels Symposium 2024The National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) and the Defense Travel Management Office (DTMO), in association with the General Services Administration (GSA), are ready to host GovTravels Symposium, February 26-28, 2024. The 2024 theme, “The Future of Government Travel: Trends in Sustainability, Innovation and Evolving Technologies,” will challenge, inspire and educate us about passenger travel within the context of protecting and preserving the environment through sustainability efforts and other pathways. Travel Academy sessions include a series of interactive, one-hour education breakout classes that will allow attendees to explore the theme in greater depth. 

Take a peek below at the course sampling and visit the NDTA website for the full agenda of Travel Academy courses.

Travel Experience, Safety and Sustainability

The Travel Management Company Role in Sustainable Choices, Safety, Security, and Duty of Care – This session will link critical elements of Environmental Social and Governance initiatives to key travel program considerations for a travel manager focused on sustainable choices, safety and security, duty of care and traveler well-being. Presenters will delve into the Travel Management Company (TMC) role and why TMC’s are a crucial part of this process for the traveler as well as the government and military.

Travel Partner Programs

System for Award Management (SAM) Basics – During this course, representatives from GSA’s Center for Travel and Transportation Acquisition will give an overview of (SAM). Topics will include the purpose of SAM.gov, how to register, and hot it impacts a potential offeror’s ability to do business with the Federal Government.

Travel Innovation

GSA SmartPay® Travel Card Innovation: Leveraging Offerings to Maximize Travel Card Programs – The presentation will discuss strategic payment solutions that are available to the Department of Defense (DoD) under the GSA SmartPay® Master Contract.  Attendees will learn about some tools that may be available to help maximize the benefits of and expand DoD travel card programs.

Evolving Travel Technology

New Distribution Capability (NDC) Redefining the Airline Industry – In this session panelists discuss how, using the NDC standards, airlines can broaden their reach by distributing personalized offers, including ancillary services, in real time to third party sellers. To succeed, NDC requires collaboration across the travel value chain; it’s not an airline-only initiative. You’ll learn what it takes to advance NDC and lessons learned from the significant progress that’s happened over the last 12 months. 

We look forward to seeing you in person at the 2024 GovTravels Symposium. To register, secure your hotel room, view the agenda and more, please visit our website at GovTravels.

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