Uplift Ventures Featured at Innovation Row at the Global Business Travel Association’s 50th Annual Conference

September 14,2018

By Contributing Editor and Global Traveler: Patrick Gardner

The world is getting smaller with every year that goes by, and the travel sector is among the fastest growing industries globally in 2018. Few things are more exciting than travel, even when it is for business trying to land your next big opportunity, or with your team servicing your current international clients.

There is a huge market for global business travel. According to a 2016 article by Forbes, the World Travel & Tourism Council reported that travel accounted for $7.6 trillion of all global GDP in 2014. Along these same lines, Statista reports that business travel made up 28.4 percent of travel’s total contribution to GDP in 2015, and notes that domestic business trips are expected to increase to 483 million by 2020. Clearly, it is no secret that travel is a major industry, and one that will only continue to grow.

Amongst international travellers, Jet Lag is a serious issue that many can attest to, as it causes problems which can range from health and work implications to turmoil within families as well. Yet, in a world where people are constantly on-the-go, the marketplace is seriously lacking a natural solution for Jet Lag. Sure, I suppose one can run a simple Google search to find tips and tricks to minimize its effects while traveling, but the Uplift mobile app uses a scientifically proven method to combat the devastating effects of this phenomenon, and enables you to make the most of your travels.

As a start-up travel company, it is only fitting that Uplift was invited to be featured at the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) 50th Annual Conference recently held in San Diego, California. The GBTA Convention is the largest annual gathering of business travel professionals in the world, supporting over 9,000 members on six continents.

As one of the leading innovations in the travel wellness space, Uplift was featured at the conference’s Innovation Row, and had the opportunity to engage with travel influencers and some of the world’s largest distribution partners. These included over 70 airlines; the likes of which featured household names such as Delta, United, American, and Virgin Atlantic.

As one of the featured innovative companies at the conference, the Uplift team was honored to be invited to the exclusive retirement toast celebrating the amazing career of Dave Hilfman, who served as Vice President of United Airlines for almost 3 decades.


If you are interested in hearing more about what Uplift has in store for the rest of 2018 and beyond, please visit www.upliftnaturally.com, or contact CEO and Co-Founder Ted Finn at tedfinn@upliftventuresllc.com.