GBTA APPLAUDS NEW CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING DIRECTIVE

In further moves towards decarbonising the business travel sector Brussels (November 29, 2022) – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, welcomes the adoption of the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) to create new, detailed sustainability reporting requirements and significantly expand the number of European and non-European…

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Reflections from Brussels: Community, Learning, Advocacy and Action for Business Travel’s Future | Check-in with Suzanne

Last week hundreds of stakeholders from the global industry gathered in Brussels for a pair of back-to-back GBTA events – the Sustainability Summit and the Europe Conference with VDR – as together we continue to set the agenda and create the platform for the many voices within our sector.  The GBTA Sustainability Summit centered around…

Many Voices, One Purpose – Business Travel Industry Unites for GBTA Europe Conference 2022 in Partnership with VDR

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – and German business travel buyer association, VDR – wrapped up their eighth successful joint regional conference in Europe this week. Hosted at the Square – Brussels Convention Centre, 8-10 November, the event brought together more than 800 attendees from 22 countries for insights,…

OVER TWO-THIRDS OF BUSINESS TRAVEL IS ALREADY CARBON NEUTRAL

Two-thirds of business travellers told to avoid air travel  A fifth of business travellers want organisations to prioritise sustainable travel 1 in 6 avoid unnecessary business travel because of the environmental impact A survey of 500 business travellers, conducted by Opinium* and commissioned by World Travel Protection, a leading global travel assistance organisation, reveals that…

TRIP Travel Receipt Info Perks

We are delighted to announce that Taxback International’s new mobile app is now available to your company. TRIP•Travel-Receipt-Info-Perksapp is a travel companion app aimed at employees for large enterprises. The app educates and rewards employees for submitting compliant travel receipts.   Using a simple interface, employees are informed as to why their receipts aren’t compliant,…

FCM EXPANDS EUROPEAN FOOTPRINT INTO SPAIN 

Barcelona office opens to support growing  business travel needs of clients and prospects  10 November, 2022 – Global travel management company FCM today announced it is boosting its service capabilities across Spain through the opening of a new FCM ownedand-operated Barcelona office staffed by a dedicated team of expert consultants.  Previously assisted by local agency…

TripStax warns against rush to implement new tech to fix human talent challenges in 2023

More start-up tech companies will enter the business travel sector in 2023 with innovative solutions for automating pockets of the business travel industry predicts TripStax (www.tripstax.com). However, TMCs should not rush to adopt new tech merely to solve human resourcing challenges, TripStax warns, as hasty decisions could lead to another level of chaos in terms…

TRIPBAM Contract Audit for Air and Hotel Identifies

Thousands in Lost Savings for Clients   BRUSSELS, 10 November 2022 — TRIPBAM, the global provider of air and hotel rate reshopping, auditing, benchmarking and sourcing, today shared new client data in which its TRIPBAM Contract Audit solution for air and hotel identified hundreds of thousands in lost savings from a handful of global corporates.  The…

Direct ATPI introduces Microsoft Teams technology integration to supercharge client experience 

The traveller persona-based technology will consolidate everything a traveller requires for a seamless journey. 11th November 2022 – Dominant provider of corporate travel solutions Direct ATPI has partnered with Microsoft to empower the tech-savvy traveller. This innovation will allow clients to view, plan, book and discuss business trips all on Microsoft Teams. From downloading an…