Global Business Travel Forecast 2023: Bookings, Spending and Optimism on the Upswing, GBTA Poll Shows

New research points to continued industry recovery, easing of supplier staffing constraints, and mixed outlook on China travel Global business travel is forecast to see an uptick in 2023 versus 2022. Companies are expected to send more employees on trips and travel suppliers anticipate an increase in corporate travel spending. Sectors such as finance, insurance,…

Check-In with Suzanne

Check-In with Suzanne: Business Travel’s Greener Future And Getting There Together   Sustainability and climate action are squarely in the worldwide spotlight this week with the United Nations’ COP27 underway with a focus on the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius for the future of people and the planet.  In parallel, today GBTA is leading the discussion on collective climate action and solutions for the global business travel at our first-ever one-day Sustainability Summit in Brussels. Nearly 300 industry leaders, policy makers and partners have gathered – an acknowledgement that our industry’s sustainability…

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Traveling for Business and Finishing Strong in 2022 For many, the past few months put a focus on well-deserved vacations, personal time off, and more leisure travel in general. But turning into the final third of the year typically means more business travel as a critical element in helping organizations and professionals hit their annual…

Daily News Brief

GBTA Industry Forum Series: Interview with Dean Schreiber, Chief Executive Officer, Oakwood In the next installment of our GBTA Industry Forum Series, Scott Solombrino, Chief Executive Officer, GBTA welcomes Dean Schreiber, Chief Executive Officer, Oakwood, to discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on the serviced accommodation sector and how the pandemic will alter the future of accommodation sourcing….

TMCs Support Companies in Improving Traveller Experience

The GBTA Foundation recently released a study in partnership with Sabre Corporation on creating a frictionless travel experience. The study explored traveller friction around the globe from the business traveller perspective as well as through the lens of managed travel and human resource professionals. Depending on an organization’s culture and resources, a travel program tends…

Integrating Your Corporate Travel and Meetings Programs

*The following is a guest blog post by Cindy Heston, lead instructor for the Corporate Meetings Program and Design. Here’s a litmus test for all buyers: Hint: Answer the optimal answer. All answers are somewhat correct… Jeopardy music playing in the background. What’s the best way to increase your visibility within your organization? Negotiate better…

What Everyone New to Managed Travel Should Know

What Everyone New to Managed Travel Should Know

Travel management encompasses a variety of industry players: non-profit corporations, hoteliers, small and medium-sized enterprises, airlines, travel management companies, data consolidators, consultants that act as a liaison between buyers and suppliers – the list goes on and on. Despite the wealth of available information, diving into managed travel as an individual with little to no experience…