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Ben Mulroney to Keynote at GBTA Conference 2019 Toronto

Toronto, Canada (February 19, 2019) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced Ben Mulroney as a featured speaker at GBTA Conference 2019 – Toronto, taking place April 15-17. His appearance is made possible by American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), the world’s leading business partner for managed…

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GBTA Unveils Speaker Lineup for Western Canada Business Travel Symposium in Calgary

GBTA, the voice of the global business travel industry, today unveiled the speaker lineup for its sold-out Western Canada Business Travel Symposium in Calgary on Thursday, October 18. This event is an evolution of the Energy, Resources & Marine Symposium that has taken place annually in Calgary from 2014 to 2017. Our 2018 symposium will…

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Buoyant Global Economy Means Higher Hotel and Air Prices in 2019

Alexandria, VA/Minneapolis – July 24, 2018: Travel prices are expected to rise sharply in 2019, with hotels going up 3.7%, and flights 2.6%, driven by a growing global economy and rising oil prices, according to the fifth annual Global Travel Forecast, published today by GBTA and CWT with the support of the Carlson Family Foundation….

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Business Travel Responsible for $40.1 Billion in Canadian GDP, Creates Over 573,000 Jobs

TORONTO (April 18, 2018) – A new report issued today at GBTA Conference 2018 – Toronto reveals the high potential of business travel to drive economic development and business success. The report, produced by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), in partnership with BCD Travel and Air Canada, also reveals the risk to the nation’s…

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GBTA Announces Former Prime Minster of Canada, The Right Honourable Jean Chrétien, as Featured Speaker at GBTA Conference 2017 Toronto

Toronto, Canada (March 16, 2017) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced former Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chrétien as a featured speaker on Centre Stage at GBTA Conference 2017 Toronto, May 23 – 25. Mr. Chrétien will deliver the closing keynote on Thursday, May…

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2017 Global Travel Price Outlook Identifies Key Risks for Global Market

Alexandria, VA and Amsterdam (July 14, 2016) – New research out today highlights six key risks heading into 2017 that could impact both travel industry prices and the global economy as a whole. They are emerging market performance, financial market turbulence, geopolitical risks, uncertainty surrounding Brexit, potentially fluctuating U.S. interest rates and oil prices. “While…

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Business Travelers Embracing Self-Service Technology and Personalized Travel Options

Alexandria, VA (June 30, 2016) – Mobile technology continues to make it easier for travelers to manage their own travel while in-transit and the majority of global business travelers are embracing this trend, according to a new study released today from the GBTA Foundation in partnership with Sabre Corporation. More than 7 in 10 business…

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GBTA Canada Wraps Up Successful Annual Conference with Record Attendance

Toronto (April 21, 2016) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the leading voice of the business travel industry in Canada – held its 12th annual conference in Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre this week with a record 600+ attendees and also the highest buyer attendance in the history of the event….

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9 of 10 North American Employees Satisfied with Business Travel Experience

TORONTO (April 20, 2016) – New research to be unveiled today by the GBTA Foundation at GBTA Conference 2016 Toronto reveals that nearly 9 in 10 employees (88 percent) in North America are satisfied with their business travel experiences. The GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association, presented these…

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GBTA Warns Against EU Suspension of Visa Waiver Agreement with United States and Canada

Alexandria, VA (April 12, 2016) – The European Commission is discussing a potential one-year suspension of its visa waiver agreement with the United States and Canada, which would require all travelers to obtain a visa for travel to Europe. The following statement can be attributed to Michael W. McCormick, executive director and COO of the…