The Impact of Business Travel on the U.S. Economy

Thursday, September 7th

2:00pm ET I 60 minutes

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Jeanne Liu, Vice President of Research, GBTA Foundation

Ken McGill, Principal, Rockport Analytics

Jim Ranney, Director of Consulting, American Express Global Business Travel


Business travel in the U.S. is a significant industry, totaling $424 billion in spending in 2016. When businesses send workers on the road, jobs are created, sales and taxes are generated and the national economy grows. Join Jeanne Liu the VP of Research at the GBTA Foundation, economist Ken McGill from Rockport Analytics and Jim Ranney, Director of Consulting for American Express Global Business Travel for this webinar as they explain the economic impact business travel has on the U.S. economy.


At the end of the session, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the economic impact business travel has on the U.S. economy
  • Learn about U.S. business traveler's behavior, motivations, and spending patterns
  • Understand how the total economic impact of business travelers is separated into three distint effects: direct, indirect, and induced; and what this means


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