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New GBTA Research Shows Coronavirus Continues to Impact the Business Travel Industry

Alexandria, VA (March 10, 2020)—The coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact the global business travel industry, with companies canceling meetings and instituting blanket business travel cancellations, according to the latest research conducted by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). GBTA members routinely send their employees to meetings and events throughout the…

Opening Center Stage Speaker Announced for GBTA Western Canada Conference 2019

CEO of WestJet To Be Interviewed Live on Stage
Alexandria, VA (September 9, 2019) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced Edward Sims, CEO of WestJet, as the opening Centre Stage speaker, at the inaugural GBTA Western Canada Conference, being held on October 16-17 in Calgary. Sims will…

New Research from GBTA and Cvent Uncovers Current Trends Impacting the Business Travel Industry

Technology advancements, globalization, and a younger workforce add to industry complexity
Alexandria, VA (September 4, 2019) – Globalization, the growing Millennial workforce, and disruption in suppliers, are new trends that are expected to have significant impact on the business travel industry according to new research out today from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) in partnership with Cvent. The travel buyer role…

Innovation and the Future of Business Travel Highlight GBTA Convention 2019

Attendance Surpasses 7,000 With Record Buyer Turnout
CHICAGO (August 8, 2019) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry, wrapped up its 51st annual Convention this week in Chicago. Technology and the future of business travel management were the predominant themes throughout the five-day industry gathering that brought together over…

Travel Experience Impacts Retention and Reduces Corporate Turn Over

Study Also Finds Buyers Have Limited Metrics About Traveler Experience
(CHICAGO) August 7, 2019 – Most travel buyers agree companies can improve employee retention or reduce turnover through various traveler-centric efforts. These include travel upgrades such as business class (80%), better quality technology (80%), more traveler-centric policies (77%), additional time off for frequent travel (73%), better customer service from their…
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