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Business travelers set to see air fares rise by 8.4%, hotel rates by 8.2%, and car rental charges by 6.8% in 2023

MINNEAPOLIS – Global travel prices are predicted to continue to increase in the remaining months of 2022 and throughout 2023, according to the 2023 Global Business Travel Forecast, published today by CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, and the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry. Rising fuel prices,…

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Check-In with Suzanne

Ready for GBTA Convention 2022? Over 1,000 Travel Buyers Are It’s getting close to kickoff time with the GBTA Convention 2022 just days away. We know for some attendees, this might be your first foray out to attend a major global business conference since the pandemic began. Or maybe it’s even your first flight or first…

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Check-In with Suzanne

This week’s Check-In with Suzanne Neufang, GBTA CEO comes to you from Brussels where GBTA met with EU legislative leaders on the topic of sustainability in our industry. Legislators heard GBTA’s positions on the topic as well as actions underway and planned to help the industry navigate toward a greener future. Also spotlighted are the…

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Check-In with Suzanne

Even though a lot has been changing, “normal” business activities ( i.e., things we did pre-COVID) also importantly continue. For GBTA, that includes the association’s mission across education, advocacy, networking and, of course, in-person conferences and events. Last week’s GBTA Canada Conference in Toronto was a perfect example of back to normal. As in years…

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The megatrends impacting business travel and the industry’s response

The GBTA Conference 2021 – Berlin in Partnership with VDR saw the European business travel community reunited for the first time in over two years. During this time the way we live; work; travel and think about how we treat our planet and people has changed irreversibly, new trends have emerged creating new opportunities. Suzanne…

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What Business Travel Needs to Know About the Hospitality Industry Now

Travel, and especially the hospitality sector, have definitely been impacted by the pandemic and other factors over the recent years. And these impacts also have implications for business travel and business travelers. In this episode, Dr. Peter Ricci, Director of Florida Atlantic University’s hospitality and tourism management program, joins podcast host, Debbie Iannaci, head of…

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Check-In with Suzanne

GBTA continues to get back to business around the world. And we continue to be bolstered by our active and knowledgeable volunteers working across the local, regional and global levels.   Last week’s GBTA Europe Town Hall – the first for 2022 and hosted by Catherine Logan, GBTA Regional Vice President, EMEA – (virtually) welcomed…