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Rules of the Road: The Business Traveler’s Declaration for an Improved Travel Experience

After welcoming more than 100 GBTA members to Washington, D.C. last night with a reception and a tour of the Capitol, today officially kicks off our 14th annual Legislative Symposium. Over the next two days, GBTA members will advocate for the future of the business travel industry and ask lawmakers to pass the FAA now,

The Travel Habits of Highly Effective Mexico Business Travelers: Overnight Trips Drive a Booming Market

If the typical Mexican business traveler were to set up an online profile, it might read, “successful, college educated, middle-upper management professional male seeks to contribute to $263.2 billion Mexican peso (MXN) industry through frequent, individual, overnight business trips to the South-Central region of the country.”  Indeed, according to a recent study sponsored by the

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,

Breaking Down the Business Traveler Sentiment Index

The first-ever GBTA Global Business Traveler Sentiment Index™ in partnership with American Express was recently released in July with the goal to understand travel trends in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Japan,  Mexico, United Kingdom, and the United States. It examined how business travelers feel about their travel experience and how those feelings affect their actual behaviors

Business Traveler Satisfaction Varies By Country

Recently, the first ever GBTA Global Business Traveler Sentiment Index™ in partnership with American Express revealed how business travelers across the globe feel about their travel experience and how those feelings affect their actual behaviors related to travel. This first global report showcased many differences (but also some similarities) between the countries surveyed for the

Business Travelers View on the Economy

Recently, the first ever GBTA Global Business Traveler Sentiment Index™ in partnership with American Express revealed how business travelers across the globe feel about their travel experience and how those feelings affect their actual behaviors related to travel. A key finding of the study revealed travelers are optimistic about the health of their industry, though

Pain Points Cause Deep Frustration for Business Travelers

Last week, the first ever GBTA Global Business Traveler Sentiment Index™ in partnership with American Express  revealed how business travelers across the globe feel about their travel experience and how those feelings affect their actual behaviors related to travel. While most travelers are significantly satisfied with their trip experience, a key finding of the study

Technology Has Changed the Face of Business Travel

Last week, the first ever GBTA Global Business Traveler Sentiment Index™ in partnership with American Express revealed how business travelers across the globe feel about their travel experience and how those feelings affect their actual behaviors related to travel. A key finding of the study revealed a massive technological transformation is changing the face of

Week in Review

This week in business travel, Nancy Trejos of USA Today tells us that InterContinental Hotels Group, the largest hotel chain in the world by room numbers, has agreed to acquire one of the most well-known U.S. boutique hotel brands, Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants. Mobile is frequently in the news these days and this week was

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