Daily News Brief – February 17, 2021
Business Travel Sees Steady Recovery in Europe
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the world’s largest business travel association – held its European Town Hall today to discuss its annual BTI™ Outlook with a focus on Europe.
Europe comprised 27% of global business travel in 2019, attributing $392 billion to the $1.43 trillion global busines travel spending. Business travel in Western Europe accounted for approximately 23.4% of this global figure ($334.7 bn) and Eastern Europe (Emerging Europe) accounted for 4.0% ($57.2 bn). – FEATURES GBTA
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Ford or Ferrari? What Are You Driving in the Race to the Return of Corporate Travel?
Tuesday, February 23 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
Spend, culture and industry that are all factors in determining the vehicle best suited for your organization. Especially during these uncertain times, how do you know if your program has what it takes to go the distance and take your travelers and your business to the winner’s circle?
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Deadline to Apply is March 1
Designed as a comprehensive guide to the key areas of managed travel, GBTA’s Fundamentals curriculum includes a full range of topics including safety, policy, trends, performance and more. Participants in this course gain a better understanding of business travel management and make themselves indispensable to the business travel needs of their organization. The core curriculum includes:
- Overview of Travel Management
- Travel Policy
- Creating a Service Model
- Strategic Sourcing / Vendor Management
- Travel Technology Basics
- Data and Analytics / Measuring Success
- Travel Risk Management
*Participants will need to complete a recorded session and prep work prior to each virtual session.
Course begins March 2 and runs weekly throughout the month.
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Deadline to Apply is March 24
Brought to you by GBTA Academy, The GTP® Certification is designed to raise industry standards, enhance work performance, and recognize individuals who demonstrate core competencies essential to the business travel management discipline. On average, GTP® Certification holders earn over 7% more than buyers who did not have the certification. (Source: 2019 Travel Buyer Compensation and Benefits Report)
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