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Marianne Varkiani
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Week in Review

It has been quite the week of natural disasters. On Thursday, Typhoon Jebi made landfall in Japan leaving nearly 3,000 passengers stranded at Kansai International Airport, Business Insider reports. Due to severe flooding, the airport was forced to shut down.

Tropical Storm Gordon also made landfall this week, causing major airlines to waive change fees in advance, USA TODAY notes.

Officials have unveiled a new facial recognition system at Dulles International Airport in the Washington, D.C. area, The Washington Post reports. The system is expected to eventually replace boarding passes for international travelers with facial scans.

According to Skift, TSA is planning to expand its testing of next-generation scanners (computed topography X-rays) for carry-on bags.

United Airlines announced plans to ditch plastic straws and cocktail stirrers for bamboo equivalents in November, CNBC reports. American Airlines and Alaska Airlines took similar steps earlier this year.

According to SFGate, the House approved a new bipartisan bill called the “PreCheck Is PreCheck Act of 2018” this week. If it becomes law, the legislation will bar TSA from letting non-members into PreCheck lanes.

Ben Coleman, Global Security Executive Services Manager for Facebook, identifies the benefits of leveraging security and travel to build a better travel risk management program.

Skift notes that a rise in peak occupancy nights in 2018 is helping hotels.

A flight from Dubai to NYC ended with passengers and crew taken to the hospital and a quarantined jet, NPR reports. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 100 people on the flight complained of illness.  

According to TravelDailyNews International, a new IATA report reveals worldwide annual air passenger numbers exceeded four billion for the first time. The report also delves into airline industry performance in 2017.

USA TODAY notes a “refresh” is coming to JetBlue’s TrueBlue loyalty program. Though the points scheme will remain the same, members will have access to an updated website to track and redeem points.

New research out from GBTA, in partnership with U.S. Bank, reveals mobile payments among travel buyers and suppliers are still in the early adoption phase. Although most buyers and suppliers are familiar with mobile wallet and contactless payment solutions, nearly 50% are unclear on the benefits.


Newsletter: GBTA América Latina Septiembre 2018

GBTA adquiere WINiT para fortalecer el papel de la mujer en la industria de los viajes corporativos

Con el fin de apoyar a las mujeres de la industria de viajes, GBTA adquirió WINiT, una red de desarrollo profesional que busca incrementar la visibilidad, movilidad y desarrollo de las mujeres en el campo de los viajes, reuniones, eventos y exhibiciones.

Mediante esta adquisición, miembros de GBTA y de WINiT se beneficiarán mediante el acceso a los programas y servicios de ambas organizaciones y a una red ampliada de aproximadamente 12.000 profesionales de la industria.

“Creemos en la necesidad dentro de la industria de programas y servicios que apoyen el desarrollo y avance de la mujer en su carrera”, manifestó Christle Johnson, Presidente de GBTA.

WINiT fue lanzada como una organización educativa sin fines de lucro en 2014 en respuesta a la falta de representación femenina en los niveles ejecutivos más altos en el sector de viajes y hospitalidad, donde la base de empleo está conformada en más de un 65% por mujeres.

La red de WINiT está integrada por 3.000 mujeres y hombres enfocados en ofrecer servicios, recursos y programas para abrir oportunidades de desarrollo a las mujeres de la industria de los viajes corporativos. “Fusionar WINiT con GBTA  nos permitirá asumir la misión de WINiT a nivel global”, afirmó por su parte Michael W. McCormick, director ejecutivo y COO de GBTA.

 

GBTA pronostica un 7% de crecimiento en el gasto global de viajes corporativos

El gasto global de viajes de  negocio alcanzó US$1.33 billones en 2017, un aumento del 5.8% respecto del 2016, de acuerdo con el  GBTA BTI™ Outlook 2018. Se vaticina que el gasto crecerá otro 7.1% en 2018 y se expandirá a $1.7 billones para 2022.

“Este remonte en el crecimiento podría significa el potencial fin de la era de la incertidumbre en la industria global de viajes de negocios, pero el proteccionismo creciente está llegando precisamente en el tiempo equivocado”, afirmó Michael W. McCormick, director ejecutivo y COO de GBTA.

El lapso de 2017-2018 se proyecta como el periodo de dos años más fuerte para la industria de los viajes de negocio desde la recuperación inicial de la gran recesión en 2010-2011.

GBTA proyecta que La India e Indonesia serán los mercados de más rápido crecimiento en los próximos cinco años mientras que China permanece como el mercado de viajes más grande a nivel global y continuará distanciándose del resto del mundo.

 

Boyante economía global significa que precios aéreos y de hospedaje serán más altos 

Los precios de los viajes se espera subirán en 2019, con el hospedaje alcanzando un 3.7% y los vuelos un 2.6%, debido a una economía global en crecimiento y el aumento en los precios del petróleo, según el quinto Global Travel Forecast anual, publicado por GBTA y CWT, con apoyo de la Carlson Family Foundation.

“Esta proyección le brinda a compradores de viajes un mejor entendimiento sobre el mercado global y los detonantes clave de los precios, mostrando la importancia de construir programas exitosos de viajes que tomen en cuenta el panorama global en constante cambio” señaló Michael W. McCormick, director ejecutivo y COO de GBTA.

Los resultados por regiones pueden variar. En el caso de América Latina, las proyecciones de precios de los viajes en avión para el 2019 es que bajarán en un 2%. Sin embargo, México y Colombia verán un ligero incremento de 0.1% y 1.2%, respectivamente, mientras que Chile experimentará una subida de 7.5%.

En cuanto a las proyecciones de hotel, dentro de América Latina los precios se espera que caigan 1.3% con declines en Argentina (3.5%), Venezuela (3.4%), Brasil (1.9%) y Colombia (0.7%). No obstante, Chile, Perú y México se espera que vean un incremento de un 6.4%, 2.1% y 0.6%, respectivamente.

En relación con el transporte terrestre, los precios en América Latina mostrarán fuertes decrecimientos en Argentina (9.7%) y Brasil (5.4%) y uno más moderado en México (0.3%). Los precios en Chile crecerán un 3.1%.

 

GBTA y ITM anuncian una alianza a largo plazo

GBTA y The Institute of Travel Management (ITM), la asociación líder de viajes de negocio en el Reino Unido e Irlanda, anunciaron la creación de un nuevo evento para el sector de viajes de negocio y reuniones basado en Londres. La iniciativa es parte de una alianza colaborativa más profunda entre ambas asociaciones.

Esta alianza dará inicio con un evento sobre el manejo de reuniones estratégicas, que tendrá  lugar en el hotel Royal Hoseguards, en Londres, el 31 de enero de 2019. ITM y GBTA, así como la red ampliada de aliados de GBTA en Europa, llevarán a cabo esta actividad.

“ITM es el mercado líder en Gran Bretaña e Irlanda y ha construido una fuerte reputación en la industria”, afirmó Karen Hutchings, Presidente de ITM. “La expansión de nuestra relación con GBTA nos permitirá llevar a cabo eventos de clase mundial y educativos en los años venideros”.

Como grandes socios a lo largo del tiempo, GBTA y ITM ven esta alianza como un paso natural importante para cumplir con las necesidades de las membresías de ambos en un mundo post-Brexit. Establecido in 1956, ITM representa a más de 3500 compradores y proveedores de viajes a lo largo del Reino Unido e Irlanda.

 

Alcance a la audiencia adecuada para hacer crecer sus negocios

En promedio, los asistentes a los eventos de GBTA seleccionan tres nuevos proveedores para sus programas de viaje. ¿Su organización estará en esa lista?

CONOCER MÁS >> http://bit.ly/2GM88zn


GBTA Research and Professional Development Update

GBTA and American Airlines Raise $20,000 for ECPAT-USA during GBTA Convention 2018

GBTA held its first-ever Awareness 5K Run & Walk, in partnership with American Airlines, to raise awareness and funding to stop human trafficking on Sunday morning of Convention with more than 200 registered participants. GBTA continued to raise money throughout Convention, presenting a $20,000 check on Wednesday to benefit ECPAT-USA and its efforts to end child exploitation and trafficking. Details available here.

 

Majority of Travel Buyers Believe Female Business Travelers Face Greater Risk on the Road; New Research Identifies Top Safety Concerns for Women Travelers

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 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.

 

Companies Increasingly Exposed to Financial Loss and Duty of Care Violations as the Number of Meetings Grow

Globally, half of company-held meetings are simple meetings, yet roughly half of survey respondents report their organizations do not use a “managed” meetings channel for simple meetings, according to new research released by GBTA in partnership with HRS. Read more.

 

Buoyant Global Economy Means Higher Hotel and Air Prices in 2019

Travel prices are expected to rise sharply in 2019, with hotels going up 3.7%, and flights 2.6%, driven by a growing global economy and rising oil prices, according to the fifth annual Global Travel Forecast, published by GBTA and CWT with the support of the Carlson Family Foundation. More details here.

 

New Research Identifies Business Travel Dining Trends

Clear generational differences exist when it comes to business traveler dining, payment and expensing options, according to new research released by GBTA in partnership with Dinova, Inc. According to first-of-its-kind research that delves into the psyche of the business diner, Millennials are more likely to dine on-the-go, while Boomers are most likely to wine and dine clients and Gen Xers typically dine in a group with colleagues. Learn more.

 

Travel Buyers Looking to Bring Innovation to Booking Process

Consumerization, personalized booking and live chat top the list of booking innovations travel buyers are most excited about offering through their travel program to improve the user experience, according to new research out from GBTA in partnership with SAP Concur. Read on for more details.

 

GBTA Forecasts Seven Percent Growth in Global Business Travel Spend, Potentially Signifying End to Era of Uncertainty

Global business travel spending reached $1.33 trillion in 2017, advancing 5.8 percent over 2016 levels, according to the GBTA BTI™ Outlook – Annual Global Report & Forecast, a new report released during GBTA Convention 2018. Spending is forecast to advance another 7.1 percent in 2018 and will expand to $1.7 trillion by 2022. Read more.

 

Upcoming Events

September 5: Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management™ (Education)

September 6: Partner Event – DBTA TEMA MØDE | Let's Talk TMC Future (Education)

September 6: Partner Event - Hotelmanagement: Einkauf von Hotelleistungen (Education)

September 6: 2019 Global Travel Forecast- How much will travel cost in 2019? (Webinar)

September 11: Lost in Translation- 5 counter-intuitive realities in business travel management (Webinar)

See More Upcoming Events

 

 

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

IHG® - InterContinental Hotels Group

Lufthansa German Airlines

Millennium Hotels and Resorts

Omni Hotels & Resorts

Radius Travel

RoomIt by CWT

SAP Concur

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts

Southwest Airlines

United Airlines

U.S. Bank

WorldAware

WWStay

Wyndham Hotel Group


Investing in the Next Generation of Business Travel Professionals

When the GBTA Ladders program was established in 2013, co-founder Caitlin Gomez set out to create an environment that facilities the exchange of ideas while also investing in the next generation of professionals within the corporate travel space. Many years later, the program is doing that and much more.

GBTA Ladders connects established corporate travel leaders with industry newcomers, affording members the opportunity to expand their professional development within the travel and meetings industry, but also to gain lifelong friends. Unlike traditional mentoring programs with one-on-one mentor-mentee relationships, participants are put into teams representing various sectors of the business travel industry with the goal to complete a project. Upon completion, teams may be selected to present their project during an education session at GBTA Convention.

During GBTA Convention 2018 in San Diego, Caitlin sat down with the program’s leadership, Allison Davis and Will Pinnell, to chat about the global mentoring program and its impact on our industry.

Applications for new mentees for the 2018-2019 season are now being accepted. To be considered, fill out the application by Friday, September 28. For more information, please contact ladders@gbta.org.

 

 


Week in Review

After a brief hiatus, the Week in Review is back. Head to the GBTA Blog every Friday for a weekly recap of the latest business travel news.

As category three Hurricane Lane bears down on Hawaii, major U.S. airlines are cancelling flights and offering travel waivers to impacted passengers, Business Insider reports.

Marriott International has completed the integration of its three loyalty programs, Buying Business Travel notes. Marriott Rewards, Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest will now “operate under one set of unified benefits and one currency”.

Hyundai is investing $14.3 million USD in Indian car rental startup Revv, TechCrunch writes. Revv provides consumers with on-demand car rentals and uses a model similar to Zipcar.

According to Travel Market Report, major airlines are rolling out new benefits for corporate customers aimed to please road warriors and travel professionals alike.  

A potential pilot shortage could have repercussions on the way we fly in the near future, Condé Nast Traveler reports.

4Hoteliers shares findings from an IATA survey that suggests significant growth in aviation jobs is expected. However, the survey does not address the forecast shortages of pilots and maintenance technicians.

GBTA Convention 2018 wrapped up just over a week ago in the beautiful and sunny San Diego. As we celebrated our 50th anniversary of Convention, innovation and the future of business travel were the predominant themes throughout the event.

According to USA TODAY, Lufthansa tops the ranking of Europe’s 30 biggest airlines (by available seat miles).

Delta’s newest jets will have fewer middle seats than typical jets, Skift reports. The airline plans to deploy the jets on key business routes and in markets where its most lucrative passengers fly.

Changi Airport Group has launched a “Changi Stopovers in Singapore” program in order to attract passengers traveling through the airport, Business Traveller notes.


Live from the GBTA Broadcast Studio

The GBTA Broadcast Studio will stream live for the final day on Wednesday, August 15. Our last day of interviews will feature back-to-back interviews with our exhibitors on Innovation Row in addition to industry executives as they share their insights into business travel trends, opportunities and challenges.

Here is Wednesday’s schedule:

  • 8am – Kjarsten Philipsen, Senior Vice President, Americas, BCD Travel
  • 8:15am – John Iannini, President, SITE Foundation
  • 8:30am – Louise Miller, Managing Partner Americas, Areka
  • 9:15am – Tristan Smith, Vice President, Global Transport Supply, Egencia; Chuck Thackston, Managing Director, Data Science and Research, ARC
  • 9:30am – Michelle Bearman, Regional Vice President, Global Business Travel, Two Roads Hospitality
  • 10:00am – Marion Peter, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Egencia
  • 10:30am – Lorna Bosco, EXVP of Client Services, ReloQuest Inc.
  • 11:00am – Mike Janssen, Global COO and President, Americas Region, BCD Travel
  • 11:10am – Pete Comeau, SVP Sales and Client Services, Phocuswright
  • 11:20am – Constantine George, Chief Medical Officer of EPITOMEDICAL / Founder of Vedius and Vedius Business
  • 11:30am – Mary Ellen George, Head of North America, Tramada Systems
  • 11:40am – Jessica Patel, Chief Commercial Officer, Airside Mobile
  • 11:50am – Bala Chandran, Co-Founder, Lumo
  • 12:00pm – Daniel Ramamoorthy, Global Social Media Manager, Sanctifly
  • 12:10pm – Elliot Kreitenberg, Cofounder & President, GermFalcon
  • 12:20pm – Ted Finn, CEO & Cofounder, Uplit
  • 1:20pm – John Walsh, Victims’ Rights Advocate and host of the upcoming Discovery ID show, In Pursuit with John Walsh

Live from the GBTA Broadcast Studio...

The GBTA Broadcast Studio continues to stream live on Tuesday. Don’t miss out as leading industry executives share their insights into current and future industry trends, opportunities and challenges facing the business travel industry, and much more. Tune in throughout the week as we film over 100 interviews with leading executives.

Here is Tuesday’s schedule:

  • 8:00am – Kathy Morgan, VP, NDC, Sabre
  • 8:15am – Todd Webster, SVP, Cornerstone Government Affairs
  • 8:30am – Leon Huang, CEO, DTG Greater China Business Travel
  • 8:45am – Carlos Paneiro, Vice President, Sales for North and Central America, TAP Air Portugal
  • 9:00am – Chad Tibor, VP Air Line of Business Americas, Sabre
  • 9:15am – Kurt Ekert, CEO, Carlson Wagonlit Travel
  • 9:45am – David Kong, President and CEO, Best Western® Hotels & Resorts
  • 10:00am – Ranjan Goswami, Vice President, Los Angeles & Sales – West, Delta Air Lines
  • 10:15am – Michael Gulmann, Chief Product Officer, Egencia
  • 10:30am – Guy Langford, U.S. Transportation, Hospitality & Services (TH&S) leader, Deloitte
  • 10:45am – Tony D’Astolfo, Senior Vice President, NORAM, Serko
  • 11:00am – Dan Ruch, Founder and CEO, Rocketrip
  • 11:15am – Gyre Renwick, Vice President, Lyft Business
  • 11:30am – Mark Williams, Partner, Nina and Pinta Group
  • 11:45am – Katharine Williams, President, Dots & Lines
  • 12:00pm – Michael Steiner, Executive Vice President, Ovation Corporate Travel
  • 12:15pm – Robert Van Ness, Executive Vice President, Americas, Preferred Hotels & Resorts
  • 12:30pm – Dave Harvey, Managing Director Corporate Sales, Southwest Airlines®
  • 12:50pm – Scott Solombrino, President & CEO, Dav El / Boston Coach Chuaffered Transportation Network
  • 2:30pm – Gus Vonderheide, VP Global Sales – Americas, Hyatt Hotel Corporation
  • 2:45pm – Janis Cannon, Senior Vice President, Upscale Brands, Choice Hotels
  • 3:15pm – Scott Brennan, Chief Growth Officer and Founder, RoomIt by CWT
  • 3:30pm – Russell Patten, CEO Belgium and Chairman of European Public Affairs, Grayling
  • 4:00pm – Patrick Khoury, Sr. Director Sales – USA, Air Canada
  • 4:15pm – Monisa Cline, Industry Consultant
  • 4:30pm – Peter Martin, Vice Chairman, FocusPoint International
  • 4:45pm – David Holyoke, Global Head, Airbnb for Work, Airbnb
  • 5:00pm – Theresa Thomas, Senior Vice President, Global Strategic Partnerships, WorldAware
  • 5:30pm – Glenn Haussman, Show Host, No Vacancy Podcast

Live from the GBTA Broadcast Studio...

The GBTA Broadcast Studio continues to stream live on Monday. With more than 100 interviews with industry leaders scheduled throughout the week, be sure to tune in for exclusive insights into current and future business travel trends.

Here is Monday’s Schedule:

  • 8AM – John Iannini, Vice President Sales, Business Travel Americas, Melia Hotels
  • 8:15 – Mike Eberhard, President, SAP Concur
  • 8:30 – Jon Wohlfert, co-Chief Executive Officer, RESIDE Worldwide, Inc.
  • 8:45 – Steven Diehl, Global Managing Director, Immigration, CIBT, Inc.
  • 9 – Fiona Shanley, CMO, Travelport
  • 9:15 – Kevin McAleenan, Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • 9:30 – Tobias Ragge, CEO, HRS
  • 10:00 – Darrin Grafton, CEO, Serko
  • 10:15 – Sascha Meskendahl, Chief Revenue Officer, Blacklane
  • 10:30 – Mary Ellen George, Head of North America, Tramada Systems
  • 10:45 – Peggy Smith, President & CEO, Worldwide ERC
  • 11:00 – David Seelinger, Chariman/CEO, EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services
  • 11:15 – Andy Finkelstein, SVP Global Accounts, Sabre
  • 11:30 – Michael Jacques, Chief Commercial Offer, Lumo
  • 11:45 – Jorge Goytortua, CEO, Cross Border Xpress
  • 12:00PM – Mary Ann Passi, CEO, Corporate Housing Providers Association
  • 12:15 – Ethan Bernstein, Co-Founder and CEO, Freebird
  • 12:30 – Ariel Cohen, Chief Executive Officer, TripActions
  • 12:50 – Scott McCartney, Travel Editor and Middle Seat Columnist, Wall Street Journal
  • 2:30 – Darin Karp, Founder & CEO, Reloquest Inc.
  • 2:45 – David Pekoske, Administrator, TSA
  • 3:00 – David Baga, Chief Business Officer, Lyft
  • 3:15 – Alison Galik, President, Dinova, Inc.
  • 3:45 – Dorothy Dowling, Best Western® Hotels & Resorts; Melissa Maher, Expedia; Traci Mercer, Sabre; Jodi Allen, Hertz
  • 4:00 – Kyle Brown & Kevin Shrier, The Parking Spot
  • 4:15 – Rajiv Rajian, Executive Vice President, Business Travel, Amadeus
  • 4:30 – Reggie Aggarwal, CEO, Cvent, Inc.
  • 4:45 – Chad Fletcher, Vice President of Global Sales, Choice Hotels
  • 5:00 – Omri Amsalem, EVP Business Development, Atriis
  • 5:15 – Jim Carter, Vice President Eastern Division Sales & Annisha Brown, Principal, Corporate Sales, American Airlines
  • 5:30 – Bob Mwaura, Area Manager, Americas, Kenya Airways
  • 5:45 – Michelle Guelbart, Director of Private Sector Engagement, Kenya Airways
  • 6:00 – Matthew Bradley, Regional Security Director, International SOS
  • 6:15 – Andres Fabris, Founder & CEO, Traxo

Throwback Thursday with Hank Roeder

In less than 48 hours, GBTA Convention 2018 will be kicking off in San Diego! For our last Throwback Thursday post of the year, we brought former GBTA employee Hank Roeder into our offices to talk Convention history.

Choosing Host Cities

 

Hank’s Favorite Convention Memory

 

Famous Convention Speakers


Newsletter: GBTA Brasil Agosto 2018

Reuniões representam um importante gasto corporativo, mas metade das companhias não monitoram reuniões consideras rotineiras.

Globalmente metade das reuniões corporativas são reuniões rotineiras e quase a metade das companhias não utilizam canais mais sofisticados para efetuá-las, segundo um novo estudo realizado pela GBTA em parceria com HRS, entrevistando gerentes de viagens de negócio e planejadores de reuniões dos E.U.A. e Europa entre 24 de abril e 7 de junho de 2018.

O estudo, denominado “Como as companhias abordam reuniões rotineiras”, é o primeiro deste tipo que se centraliza em reuniões simples que são aquelas com requerimentos básicos replicáveis e com padrões. Para obter resultados confiáveis foram consultados tanto gerentes de viagens de negócios, membros da GBTA, como planificadores de reuniões, membros de Meeting Professionals International (MPI), com a finalidade de obter uma perspectiva integrada de membros de ambas organizações.

Destaques da pesquisa incluem:

  • 50% das reuniões globais corporativas (49% nos E.U.A. e 58% na Europa) são reuniões rotineiras.
  • 52% das companhias reservam suas reuniões simples fora de canais fornecedores de gestão de reuniões.
  • 70% dos entrevistados não seguem um processo requerido de licitação para comprar / reservar reuniões de rotina.
  • Quando as companhias não utilizam fornecedores tradicionais ou possuem um padrão para reuniões de rotina, 77% buscam hotéis ou sedes para reuniões exclusivamente mediante canais de consumo.
  • Quando as companhias têm um padrão para suas reuniões rotineiras, um 72% dos planificadores preferem usá-la para reservar ou planejar reuniões simples.
  • 52% das companhias não possuem tecnologia e-RFP para reuniões corriqueiras, e não têm planos de adquirir uma.
  • Somente 4% dos compradores localizados nos E.U.A. conta com KPIs corporativos associados ao valor criado por pequenas reuniões, enquanto ao redor de um terço (31%) dos planificadores de reuniões contam com KPIs.

“Para uma categoria que representa milhões em gasto corporativo a cada ano, as reuniões simples escapam tipicamente do nível de escrutínio dado a outros gastos”, afirmou Bernie Schraer, Vice-presidente Sênior da MPI. O estudo completo está disponível para membros da GBTA em www.gbta.org.

 

GBTA lança Capítulo na Itália

Um novo Capítulo da GBTA foi lançado no dia 3 de julho na Itália em resposta à demanda do mercado local, o qual oferecerá educação, recursos e oportunidades de networking a profissionais de viagens de negócio.  De acordo com o GBTA BTI™ Outlook – Annual Global Report & Forecast, a Itália gastou $33.3 bilhões em viagens de negócio em 2017, convertendo esse país no nono maior mercado global e no quarto da Europa. Estima-se que este gasto crescerá de forma sustentável até $44.8 bilhões para o ano de 2021.

“Conforme o alcance global da GBTA aumenta, escolhemos a Itália como nosso próximo passo para expansão”, afirmou Christie Johnson, Presidente da GBTA. “Ao celebrar nossos 50 anos em 2018, o momentum da GBTA continua em compradores de viagens com fornecedores e conectando mercados em todo o mundo”.

A missão do Capítulo da GBTA na Itália é elevar o papel do gerente de viagens de negócio e maximizar o benefício do papel que cumpre para a organização, mediante educação, networking e recursos.

 

Próximos eventos da GBTA na América Latina abrem inscrições com tarifas promocionais

A segunda metade do ano para a GBTA na América Latina está muito movimentada, com próximos eventos no Rio de Janeiro, Brasil; Bogotá, Colômbia; e Buenos Aires, Argentina. Não perca a oportunidade de atualizar-se com as novas tendências na indústria de viagens de negócios na região e no mundo, desenvolver novos negócios e alianças e entrar em contato com colegas.