Technology Tops the Travel Manager’s Agenda as Travel Management Companies Continue to Play Vital Role in Business Travel’s Return

New study from GBTA and FCM reveals the latest tech trends and changing role in how travel managers can serve their companies and business travelers
Alexandria, VA (August 15, 2022) – Business travel and the role of the travel manager changed significantly during the pandemic. As business travel returns, many are questioning what changes will become permanent, and how the industry will continue to evolve to navigate new headwinds including inflation, Covid-19 infection spikes, and…

Global Business Travel Spending is Coming Back, but Recent Headwinds Push Anticipated Full Recovery Into 2025 and 2026

Inflation, energy prices, supply chain challenges, labor shortages, and regional developments add 18 months to industry recovery forecast, according to the 2022 GBTA Business Travel Index™
The global business travel industry continues its progress towards full recovery to 2019 pre-pandemic spending levels of USD $1.4 trillion, but recovery has hit some headwinds. Just as many Covid-related recovery conditions have improved, many macroeconomic conditions deteriorated rapidly in early 2022. These new developments are impacting the timing, trajectory…

Business travelers set to see air fares rise by 8.4%, hotel rates by 8.2%, and car rental charges by 6.8% in 2023

This is on top of a predicted full year 2022 increase in air fares of 48.5%, hotel rates of 18.5%, and car rental charges of 7.3%
MINNEAPOLIS – Global travel prices are predicted to continue to increase in the remaining months of 2022 and throughout 2023, according to the 2023 Global Business Travel Forecast, published today by CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, and the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business…

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Ready for GBTA Convention 2022? Over 1,000 Travel Buyers Are
It’s getting close to kickoff time with the GBTA Convention 2022 just days away. We know for some attendees, this might be your first foray out to attend a major global business conference since the pandemic began. Or maybe it’s even your first flight or first significant business trip.   Among…

Navigating the Return to the Office and Return to the Road

Kristen Ahye, Director of Acquisition Integration at American Express Global Business Travel, sits down with Amy Simpson, VP and GM of Global Client Group at American Express Global Business Travel, to discuss the changes in deciding when its necessary to travel and how to maintain relationships with clients in a…

Sustainability and Climate Action for Global Business Travel to Take Center Stage at GBTA Convention 2022

GBTA delivers on commitment to climate action and building a greener future with first-ever Sustainability Pavilion, education sessions, and tools for business travel professionals
Alexandria, VA – The Global Business Travel Association is fully embracing its mission to help the business travel industry create a positive impact and a better future for people and the planet at its upcoming GBTA Convention 2022, August 14-17, at the San Diego Convention Center. During the event, GBTA…

GBTA Europe Advocacy Newsletter – August 2022

GBTA published a news article entitled “GBTA Calls on the European Union to Adapt Regulations To Avoid Further Travel Disruption” addressing how the current six-week background checks required for employees working at airports and in the airline sector is causing a bottleneck, and delay to the smooth travel experience required by business travellers. GBTA…

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Preparing for Arrival on the Road to Convention
There can be many meaningful interpretations of our 2022 Convention theme: Re-Connect, Re-Imagine and Re-Create. One of the most important is how we will continue to re-imagine and re-create the association for the future, which is also a key mission of the elected GBTA Board of Directors. Voting is now…
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