GBTA Research and Professional Development Update

Average Compensation for Travel Buyers Remains Stable in 2018

Average compensation for U.S. travel buyers remained stable between 2017 and 2018 at $108,000, according to new findings. GBTA’s annual Compensation and Benefits study reveals salaries, bonuses and benefits for U.S. buyers and identifies disparities in compensation based on a variety of demographic traits like gender, education, region and position. Read more here.


New Research Reveals High Expectations Business Travellers Place on Organisations for Traveller Safety

More than 8 in 10 (82 percent) business travellers think it is important for their safety for their company to know their travel plans in advance, yet less than half (47 percent) say their organisation has a system in place to capture their travel plans if they book outside of corporate channels, according to new research from GBTA in partnership with SAP Concur. More information available here.


New Research Identifies Disconnects in Travel Program Goals, Policy and Traveler Behavior

Nearly 70 percent of travel buyers say that enforcing policy compliance is among the most challenging aspects of their job, according to new research out from GBTA in partnership with RoomIt by CWT. While travelers may book out-of-policy for preferred properties or amenities, there is also a large gap in traveler knowledge of company policy. Learn more.


Upcoming Events

January 17: The Complete Guide to Improving Hotel Programs in 2019

January 29: How Technology Impacts Traveller Behaviour & Safety

March 27: Fundamentals of Business Travel Management

June 4: Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management™

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BCD Travel

Best Western Hotels & Resorts

Carlson Family Foundation


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Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

IHG® – InterContinental Hotels Group

Lufthansa German Airlines

Millennium Hotels and Resorts

Omni Hotels & Resorts

Radius Travel

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SAP Concur

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts

Southwest Airlines

United Airlines

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