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Week in Review

According to Reuters, Qatar Airways has completed its 10 percent stake purchase of LATAM Airlines in a transaction worth $608.4 million USD. Buying Business Travel shares Etihad Airways has agreed to new codeshare deals with Montenegro Airlines and Tanzania’s Precision Air. According to USA TODAY, Delta has reached an agreement with Boeing to cancel an order

The Future of GBTA Education in China

In July of 2014, the GBTA Foundation announced the “Gift of Knowledge” initiative in China to bring industry-leading education to this rapidly growing market. As the world’s largest business travel market, there was a clear need for innovative, comprehensive education for business travel professionals in China. Through a collaborative partnership with a leading Chinese educational

GBTA Calls on TravelSky to Rescind Action Discontinuing Sale of Domestic China Flights via Any GDS Partner

*Update: Reports are there has been a partial rollback of the aggressive action TravelSky took. The major Chinese airlines have now restored the ability of foreign GDS’s to sell many (but not all) of their fares through foreign agents.*   The announcement of TravelSky’s unilateral decision to discontinue the sale of domestic China flights on

Are the BRICs Still a Bloc?

In the early part of the 2000s, there was much talk of the BRIC countries – Brazil, Russia, India and China. These four markets were seen as rapidly developing examples of smart growth for other emerging economies around the world. Since the Great Recession, however, these four countries have grown at significantly different paces. China

Is China Headed for its Own “Lost Decade?”

As we recently announced, China has overtaken the United States as the top business travel market in the world. This was one of the main findings of the recently released GBTA BTI Outlook China 2016 H1 that was sponsored by Visa. While some would see China overtaking the U.S. as positive indicator for the overall

GBTA Kicks Off 2016 Gift of Knowledge Programs in Shanghai and Beijing

First announced in 2014, The Gift of Knowledge Initiative was created to implement an innovative and comprehensive program to further develop the travel management profession in China. In 2015, more than 200 individuals were able to participate in the inaugural delivery of workshops in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen bringing travel professionals together to discuss timely

Week in Review

For Earth Day, airports and airlines are marking the day with environment-focused special events, according to USA Today. In major news this week, the Los Angeles Times covered a recent GBTA Foundation report showing China has surpassed the United States as the global leader in business travel spending. Entrepreneur also reported on the reasons behind

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