All posts by Monica Sanchez

Despite a Majority of Business Travellers that Prefer an OBT, Many still use other Options

It’s a common frustration among travel buyers: despite time, energy and resources that go into securing advantageous contracts with preferred air, ground and hotel providers, many business travelers still go outside of a business’ official travel channels such as a corporate online booking tool (OBT). A recent survey of European business travellers sponsored by Concur,

A Deeper Dive into GBTA’s U.S. Business Travel Forecast

Last week, the GBTA Foundation released our latest quarterly U.S. business travel outlook projecting just over 3 percent growth in business travel spending for 2016 and 2017. Here are three key questions we’ve been hearing about the forecast. Will airfares drop in 2016? In 2015, price growth was the lowest we’ve witnessed since the Great

Expanding Roles in the Cards for TMCs

A recent GBTA Foundation study, sponsored by Concur, looked at how corporate travel programs keep adapting in today’s changing world. It focused on how travel management companies (TMCs) are serving companies and business travelers by surveying both travel buyers and the travelers themselves. Let’s talk about priorities over the next five years. Travel buyers in

Group Business Travel Spending Exceeds Individual Travel Spend in the United States

GBTA’s recently released quarterly U.S. business travel forecast, GBTA BTI™ Outlook – United States, showed the growth rate for business travel spending in the country is slowing. The study also looked into both group and individual business travel. Individual business travel soared in 2014, growing 6.7 percent, but total spending fell 0.3 percent over the

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