Check-in With Suzanne

GBTA European Conference Rescheduled To February/March 2022
We are reminded this week that nothing is easy or predictable with regards to getting to the other side of this pandemic.   Lessons on the return of business travel which were part of the lineup for the GBTA European Conference 2021 in Berlin in partnership with VDR, originally scheduled for next week,…

GBTA Convention 2021 Sets The Pace For Business Travel’s Return

Industry comes together at event for the first time in over two years with a focus on business travel recovery as well as the future of work, sustainability, diversity and inclusivity, and wellness
Business travel is on the road to recovery, as evidenced by the forecasts, insights and turnout at the Global Business Travel Association’s 2021 Convention held last week in Orlando, FL.    After navigating months of pandemic-related planning, the event—the world’s largest business travel expo annually—attracted over 3,500 registered professionals from more than 20 countries, and featured 170+ travel industry and expert speakers, 50 education sessions and 200+ exhibitors. The state…

Check-in With Suzanne

Navigating Business, When Business As Usual Isn’t
Fresh from the GBTA Convention in Orlando last week, I am still processing many of the amazing moments. Coming back together truly reinforces the power and value of meeting in person.   Feedback that kept coming up in discussions with Convention attendees last week centered around quality. Quality of the content featuring important topics for our industry right now. Quality in the  education programs offered across all levels. And quality in the meetings held on the…

From Setback To Surge: Business Travel Expected To Fully Recover by 2024

Pandemic risk, vaccination rates, inflation, business traveler considerations, and travel volume return are among potential recovery challenges ahead
Business travel recovery in 2021 proceeded at a slower, more cautionary pace than expected from a year ago. However, global business travel spending is expected to surge in 2022 with full recovery expected in 2024–ending the year on pace with the 2019 pre-pandemic spend of $1.4 trillion, and a year…

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A Look Back, A Time To Go Forward
I wasn’t sure what I’d be feeling on the eve of this 2021 GBTA Convention. The GBTA Team is here in Orlando, connecting, collaborating and putting on the finishing touches as we get ready to welcome thousands of business travel industry colleagues, partners and friends after nearly a 2 ½…

GBTA Meeting Committee COP26 Series

Introduction: Review of COP26 goals and how they apply to the meetings and events industry
In the first of this series of podcasts, GBTA Meetings Committee members introduce and discuss the four goals set out at COP26 and how they relate to the meetings and events industry. This high level review will set the scene for further discussions in the coming weeks where GBTA Meetings…
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