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: Resolutions for a New Year in Global Business Travel

It’s with optimism for what’s ahead that I pen this first Check-In for 2023. While many business travel-related activities wound down over the holidays, the travel industry did not. Ours is an industry that never sleeps, and many professionals worked to serve millions of travelers and trips around the world over the end-of-year holidays. Connecting…

Industry collaborates to solve talent crisis across business travel industry during GBTA Europe Conference

The Big Idea reports on industry findings Brussels (5 December 2022) – Representatives from all areas of the business travel eco- system gathered at the GBTA Europe Conference in Brussels in November during The Big Idea session, sponsored by BCD Travel. The travel management company developed the theme for the session “Travel and The Law…

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

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…

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…