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Politics of Travel: Been a Long Time Coming, Convention Must Attends

What good are apologies when you keep doing the same thing you are apologizing for? No Excuses GBTA Convention in San Diego is fast approaching. I hope to see you! REMEMBER THE MAINE: Don’t fall for the fake news ETIAS Travel Authorization for EU Does Not Become Mandatory on January 1, 2023! European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) will be…

GBTA Canada Travel Sourcing Series Continues

GBTA Canada Travel Sourcing Series Continues

GBTA Canada’s 2016 Travel Sourcing Series continues today in Toronto and Wednesday in Montreal as industry professionals come together in a buyer-only setting to discuss hot topics in the industry from cost savings strategies to sourcing strategies and tactics for success. During GBTA’s Convention this summer, Nancy Tudorache, director of operations for GBTA Canada, sat…

Business Traveler Satisfaction: The Generational Divide
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Business Traveler Satisfaction: The Generational Divide

In general, frequent business travelers are a content group with 88 percent satisfied with their business travel experiences and 84 percent that want to travel either the same amount or more frequently than they do now. It’s no secret that happy employees tend to be more productive, which could mean a better bottom line for…

Business Travelers and Technology: Embracing Self-Service and Personalized Travel Options
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Business Travelers and Technology: Embracing Self-Service and Personalized Travel Options

Embracing technology is nothing new to the business traveler. The Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. has a vintage travel insurance machine on display that used to be a fixture at airports around the world. The machines were designed for the traveler who needed a little bit more peace of mind regarding the security…

GBTA Canada Conference Education Sessions Seek to Connect, Inspire and Unite Attendees

GBTA Canada Conference Education Sessions Seek to Connect, Inspire and Unite Attendees

Next week, GBTA Conference 2016 Toronto will kick off the largest business travel management event in Canada. GBTA is committed to delivering Canada’s most comprehensive educational and informational business travel management show as we look to connect, inspire and unite travel professionals across North America. In addition to a stellar line-up of speakers, the conference…

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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…

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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 Travel is Major Driver of Jobs and GDP Growth in Canada
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Business Travel is Major Driver of Jobs and GDP Growth in Canada

GBTA Conference 2015 Toronto wraps up today after three days of networking, education and discussion on key industry issues and trends. One of today’s highlights was a general session presentation from GBTA’s VP of Research Joe Bates talking about the economic impact of business travel on the Canadian economy. Richard Blackwell of The Globe and…

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GBTA Canada Letter to Minister of Transport Regarding Passenger Facilitation at Canadian Airports

The Honourable Omar Alghabra, P.C., M.P. Minister of Transport Transport Canada 330 Sparks Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0N5   Dear Minister, On behalf of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), I want to thank you and your government for the recent revisions to COVID-19 policies impacting Canadian borders and air transportation workers, along with the…

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Managing Travel Disruptions to Improve Travel

As travel restrictions start to open up there are now different disruptions the travel industry is facing. This podcast explores the issues the industry encountered during the pandemic and the new challenges with releasing restrictions and travelers who are now on the move. We welcome Ben Boracas (IATA – Country Manager – USA & Canada)…