May 17, 2004

Travel Executives Form Alliance with Corporate Privacy Officers

Alexandria, VA (May 17) -- The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE)
today announced it has formed an educational alliance with the International Association
of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). According to a statement by ACTE President Garth
Jopling, the growing emphasis on privacy issues in the business travel sector has
created a substantial overlap of corporate travel policies and privacy policies.

“The ongoing evolution of the CAPPS II program -- and now the accelerated
development of a registered traveler program -- has exposed a lot of philosophical and
operational questions regarding privacy,” said Jopling. “Questions that travel managers
will have to ultimately answer in making their evaluations and recommendations to upper
management. Just as changing times have brought business travel into the realm of
corporate security, we’ve reached the point where corporate privacy officers and travel
managers need to confer.”

“Travel security is a sensitive area where privacy issues are concerned, balancing the
need to protect citizens from terror attacks with the need to protect the personal
information of travelers,” said Trevor Hughes, executive director of the IAPP. “By
partnering with ACTE, the IAPP can build awareness of these important issues while
offering guidance based on current regulatory understanding.”

The International Association of Privacy Professionals is the world's largest association
for individuals in the profession of privacy, helping its members build and maintain
privacy programs while effectively navigating the rapidly changing regulatory and legal

The Association of Corporate Travel Managers was founded in 1988 as the research
and analysis resource for the global business travel industry. With 2500 members in 37
countries, the association supports a network of international influence with two annual
conferences, executive forums, power talks and webcasts (more than 35 this year). The
association is best known for its statistics, studies, and stances in the business travel

The first item on the agenda for the new alliance will be an audio-conference on
Wednesday, May 26, 2004 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (EDT). Titled TRAVEL AND
TOURISM SINCE 9/11, a panel of experts will provide a clear view of the travel
landscape as both passengers and travel security agents adapt to an environment in

Speakers include:

Maureen Cooney, Chief of Staff/Director of International Privacy Policy, US Department.
of Homeland Security, Washington DC;
Lisa Dean, Privacy Officer, Transportation Security Administration, Washington DC;
Becky Burr, Partner, Wilmer Cutler and Pickering, Washington DC
Susan Hopley, Executive Vice President, TRX and member ACTE Board of Directors

To register for the audio-conference go to:
reg/ or call 800-266-6501.

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For more information, contact:
Jack Riepe
ACTE Communications Director
t: 610-719-8396
c: 610-256-0124

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives was chartered in 1988 as the
educational resource and forum for the international business travel management
industry. With 2500 members in 37 countries, ACTE is renowned for its statistics,
studies, and stances on key business travel issues. Fifty-six percent of ACTE members
hold the title of "Director," or higher. Further information about ACTE can be found at

The IAPP is the world's leading association of privacy and security professionals. With
more than 1,000 individual and corporate members, the IAPP defines and supports the
profession of privacy by being a forum for interaction, education, and discussion across
industries. Further information on the IAPP can be found at