by By Michael J. Shapiro | October 26, 2009

During a keynote address at last week's National Business Travel Association International Convention & Exposition in San Diego, former President Bill Clinton said it was unfair for the government to criticize business travel. "Companies are not in the business of throwing away money," he pointed out. "The government shouldn't second-guess those decisions." During the address, Clinton also spoke of the importance of travel and meeting face-to-face, and announced a charitable initiative being launched by global distribution system provider Amadeus, which will allow passengers to make a small donation when booking a plane ticket to Unitaid, a Geneva-based organization that helps fund the delivery of medications to the poor. Click here to see a full report on Clinton's address published by our sister publication, Travel Weekly.