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PRESS RELEASE 

Survey of Business Travel Leaders Spotlights Issues Driven by Hybrid Workforces as Corporate Travel’s Return Accelerates; 44 Percent “Don’t Know” How Co-Working Spaces are Contracted   Research from GBTA and HRS focuses on business travel’s recovery, the need for traveler service expertise, and challenges of sourcing co-working meeting spaces  Cologne, Germany & Alexandria, VA – 21…

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Check-In with Suzanne

Exploring the State of Business Travel Now In addition to the economic and overall recovery forecast for our industry, the impact of air travel disruption has been a topic I’ve been asked about recently. Business travelers are typically more experienced, aware, and adaptive travelers. Does this make them better prepared, willing or able to navigate…

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GBTA Convention 2022 Sets The Scene For The Future Of Global Business Travel

Largest gathering of the global business travel industry tackles what’s next with a focus on continued recovery, transformation, sustainability, future of work and DEI  San Diego, CA  – The global business travel industry is back and continues to move through recovery as evidenced by the robust attendance and levels of interest and insights at GBTA Convention 2022,…

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Global Business Travel Spending is Coming Back, but Recent Headwinds Push Anticipated Full Recovery Into 2025 and 2026

Inflation, energy prices, supply chain challenges, labor shortages, and regional developments add 18 months to industry recovery forecast, according to the 2022 GBTA Business Travel Index™ The global business travel industry continues its progress towards full recovery to 2019 pre-pandemic spending levels of USD $1.4 trillion, but recovery has hit some headwinds. Just as many…

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Technology Tops the Travel Manager’s Agenda as Travel Management Companies Continue to Play Vital Role in Business Travel’s Return

New study from GBTA and FCM reveals the latest tech trends and changing role in how travel managers can serve their companies and business travelers Alexandria, VA  – Business travel and the role of the travel manager changed significantly during the pandemic. As business travel returns, many are questioning what changes will become permanent, and…

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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,…

Dave Hilfman’s Monday Memo to GBTA Members: #ReadySafeTravel Campaign Premieres

I have always been incredibly proud to work as part of the business travel community. No matter the challenge – economic setbacks, terrorist attacks, global recession – our industry has pushed ahead with resolve, creativity, and a spirit of collaboration.   In 2020, during some extremely dark days for business travel, the people who make…

Dave Hilfman’s Monday Memo to GBTA Members

It’s the start of another busy week at GBTA. Not only does our Collaboratory 2020 educational series continue, but we’re launching our new marketing and advocacy campaign to encourage the safe and responsible return to business travel. We’ll be counting on you to help us spread this important message – stay tuned for all the…