GBTA Research and Professional Development Update

On December 13, 2018 in Travel Trends by Marianne Varkiani

Majority of Travel Buyers Believe Female Business Travelers Face Greater Risk on the Road

Nearly 7 in 10 (69 percent) U.S. travel buyers believe that female travelers generally face greater risk when traveling for business, according to new research released today by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), in partnership with WWStay. Additionally, 61 percent feel it is very important to consider female safety when implementing risk management programs. Learn more.


U.S. Project-Based Business Travel Spend Topped $45 Billion in 2017

In 2017, project-based business travel spending reached $45.4 billion USD, comprising 15 percent of all U.S. business travel spending, according to a first-of-its-kind study from GBTA, in partnership with InterContinental Hotels Group. In total, 66 million trips were taken last year for project-based purposes, representing 12 percent of all U.S. business trips and 19 percent of all U.S. business trips taken for transient purposes. Read more here.


Travel Payment Goes Virtual; Travel Policies Now Overwhelmingly Allow Ride-Sharing

Travel payment is going virtual, ride-sharing is overwhelmingly allowed in business travel and gamification is not catching on, according to new research released today by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), in partnership with AirPlus International. Learn more


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

GBTA issued a report in partnership with BCD Travel and Air Canada that reveals the high potential of business travel to drive economic development and business success. The economic impact study found that Canadian business travellers took a total of 35.1 million trips in 2016, up 5.7 percent from the previous year. Read more.


GBTA Launches Blue Ribbon Education Panel

In March, GBTA announced the launch of a Blue Ribbon Education Panel to evaluate and enhance GBTA’s educational offerings. A panel of industry leaders has been assembled to determine the relevance of education content, identify educational opportunities and optimize delivery channels with a focus on enhancing the personalized education experience for travel industry professionals. Read more.


Innovation Series Returns to GBTA Convention The Innovation Series is returning this year’s annual event. Following last year’s success, GBTA and Phocuswright have collaborated on this multi-faceted program, designed to bring the business travel industry’s most impactful innovators to GBTA Convention 2018. Learn more.


Register for the GBTA 12th Annual Golf Classic

“Tee off” the start of the GBTA Convention in San Diego at the 12th Annual Golf Classic at Torrey Pines Golf Club, made possible by United Airlines. Home of multiple PGA Tour Championships, Torrey Pines sits on Oceanside cliffs towering above the Pacific Ocean. The picturesque course allows golfers to marvel at the views of the coastline, deep ravines, and championship golf holes. Enjoy a beautiful day out on the greens and network with your industry colleagues prior to a busy week in San Diego. Register now.




Upcoming Events

June 30: On Demand – Corporate Meetings Program and Design

July 16: ITM Compliance and Cost Saving Summit – Partner Event

July 17: The Future of Mobile and Chat-Bots in Corporate Travel

July 19: A Look into the Future of B2B Events

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Thank You to Our Partners

    • AccorHotels


    • AIG


    • AirPlus International


    • ARC


    • Avis Budget Group


    • BCD Travel


    • Best Western Hotels & Resorts


    • Carlson Family Foundation


    • Cvent


    • Delta Air Lines


    • Denihan


    • Dinova


    • EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services


    • Enterprise Holdings, Inc.


    • GBTA


    • Hilton



    • HRS Global Hotel Solutions


    • Hyatt Hotels & Resorts


    • iJET International


    • IHG® – InterContinental Hotels Group


    • Lufthansa German Airlines


    • Millennium Hotels and Resorts


    • Omni Hotels & Resorts


    • Radius Travel


    • SAP Concur


    • Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts


    • Southwest Airlines


    • United Airlines


    • U.S. Bank


    • WWstay


    • Wyndham Hotel Group



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