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GBTA Convention 2023 Showcases Positive Forecast, Trends and Learning for the Future of the Global Business Travel Industry

World’s largest gathering of the global business travel industry delivers latest growth forecast, learning and education sessions, and insights on key topics including sustainability, technology, workforce development, and DE&I initiatives The global business travel industry and in-person events continue to build momentum as evidenced by the robust attendance, critical insights and attendee engagement that took place…

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Global Business Travel Industry Forecast is for Accelerated Rebound, Spending to Reach $1.8 Trillion by 2027

Expected business travel spending accelerates due to pent-up demand, return of travel and meetings, improved COVID landscape, stable economic conditions and inflationary factors, according to the latest GBTA Business Travel Index™ Outlook report The global business travel industry has rebounded at a more accelerated rate than expected just a year ago and is now expected…

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Global Business Travel and Events Costs Expected to Remain Elevated Through 2024, Reflecting ‘True New Cost of Travel’

Global business travel and events costs are set to climb higher through the remainder of 2023 and into 2024, albeit at a much more moderate pace than the exceptionally steep increases seen in 2022. This is according to the 2024 Global Business Travel Forecast, published today by CWT, the business travel and meetings specialist, and…

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GBTA and Uber for Business Examine the Complex Perspectives Between Business Travelers and Travel Managers in New Report

The new age of business travel is intentional, with employees increasingly emphasizing work-life integration and changing dynamics This is according to a new report – “The Current State of Business Travel: Business Traveler and Travel Manager Priorities” – published today by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world’s largest business travel association, and sponsored…

The Path Forward for NDC: Implementation and Impact Across the Industry Ecosystem

New Distribution Capability (NDC) has been around for over a decade in the travel industry – but now the effort has accelerated. In a recent GBTA poll, 53% of business travel industry professionals said airlines are trying to roll out NDC too quickly. So where does the industry stand now on NDC and what’s next?…

Canadá Anuncia la Incorporación de 4 Países Latinoamericanos a su Programa de Autorización Electrónica de Viaje

El pasado 6 de junio de 2023, el Gobierno de Canadá anunció la incorporación de 13 países al programa de autorización electrónica de viaje (eTA). Entre esos países, se incluyeron cuatro países latinoamericanos: Argentina, Uruguay, Costa Rica y Panamá. Los viajeros de estos países que hayan tenido una visa canadiense en los últimos 10 años…

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Corporate Procurement Leaders Cite Challenging Travel Market Dynamics, Growing Need to Leverage All Segments As 2024 Supplier Negotiations Begin 

New GBTA and HRS Report Reflects Changes and Opportunities for Programs as Travel Rebounds  With flights to key corporate destinations mostly full and hotel rates stubbornly high, corporate travel and procurement leaders are faced with a uniquely challenging environment as negotiations with suppliers for 2024 business travel volume start this quarter. The return of volume…

Tech Safari Series: Why Are Travel Analytics More Important Than Ever?

The GBTA Tech Committee brings you the podcast version of the Tech Safari Series which showcases new technologies launching cutting-edge solutions in business travel. In this episode, Mike Daly, Chair of the GBTA Tech Committee, will interview expert data analyst and serial entrepreneur, Jean Belanger, CEO and Founder of Cerebri AI.  Amidst the recent chaos…

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GBTA Supports Ambitious Multimodal Digital Mobility Services (MDMS) Regulation

GBTA continues to advocate for the EU Commission to maintain its ambitious scope for Multimodal Digital Mobility Services (MDMS) regulation, to promote sustainable travel and meet EU climate goals.   Initial MDMS policy vision   In 2020, the EU Commission set out its Mobility Strategy including its vision for MDMS Regulation:  “Planning and buying tickets for multimodal…