Millennials Want to Travel More for Business, Embrace Value of Face-to-Face Meetings

Alexandria, VA (October 29, 2015) – Millennials are nearly twice as likely to want to travel more for business than Baby Boomers (45 percent to 26 percent, respectively), and a strong majority of Millennials (57 percent) believe technology can never replace face-to-face meetings to get business done. Additionally, Millennials are far more likely to rely…

Travel Buyers Show Strong Support For Current Distribution System

Alexandria, VA (October 22, 2015) – On September 1, the Lufthansa Group implemented a €16 per booking surcharge on travel purchased anywhere other than its websites, service centers and airport ticket counters. A new global survey conducted by Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and its European partner network shows 42 percent of travel buyers surveyed…

BRICs No Longer a Bloc for Business Travel Growth

Brazil and Russia Lag Due to Political and Economic Turmoil    Singapore (October 21) – China and India business travel will continue to grow at double digit rates over the next two years, a clear indication of the resiliency and strength of both economies.   Despite recent economic turmoil, China business travel spending is projected to grow…

СТРАНЫ БРИКс БОЛЬШЕ НЕ РАССМАТРИВАЮТСЯ КАК ЕДИНЫЙ БЛОК В ВОПРОСЕ РАЗВИТИЯ ДЕЛОВОГО ТУРИЗМА

Singapore (October 21, 2015) – Business tourism in China and India will develop rapidly (growth rates will be measured in double digits), which is clearly indicated by the stable economic situation of both countries. Despite the recent unrest in the Chinese economy, it is expected that by the end of 2015, the growth of business…

GBTA and VDR Announce A Trio of Industry Titans To Give ‘A View From the Corner Office’ at GBTA Conference 2015 in Partnership with VDR

London, 15 October 2015 – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – and German business travel buyer association VDR – today announced that Alan Rich, CEO, Chrome River; Bill Glenn, President and CEO, American Express Global Business Travel and Patrick Diemer, Managing Director and Chairman, AirPlus…

GBTA America Latina Conference in Argentina Boasts Impressive Turnout for Fourth Consecutive Year

ALEXANDRIA, VA – October 14, 2015 – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – Latin America region in conjunction with GBTA Argentina, recently hosted its fourth annual successful GBTA Conference Latin America held at the Buenos Aires Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center October 5 – 7. Over 375 travel professionals from 11 Latin American countries…

Nearly Half of U.S. International Business Travelers Use Extended Stay Accommodations

Alexandria, VA (October 8, 2015) – Nearly half (48 percent) of all U.S. business travelers have used an extended stay accommodation in the past 12 months when traveling internationally for business, according to new research from the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA).   The study, Extended Stay Accommodations: Awareness,…

Annual GBTA Survey Shows 5 Percent Increase in Year Over Year

Alexandria, VA (September 30, 2015) – Travel buyer satisfaction with their salaries and benefits is on the rise as average total compensation for travel buyers climbed 5 percent year-over-year to $110,000, according to findings released today from the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association. Median income also rose…

GBTA Announces New Board of Directors Following 2015 Special Election

Alexandria, VA (September 25, 2015) — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, announced the results of its 2015 Special Election. Christle Johnson, Vice President, Travel & Business Services Johnson Downie LLC, will serve as President. Mark Ziegler, Senior Travel Manager Americas, NetApp, will serve as the new…