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Newsletter: GBTA Novembro 2018

Executivos que viajam a negócios afirmam que lealdade é relevante na reserva de hotéis

Em média, executivos que viajam a negócios consideram três hotéis antes de fazer a reserva e 82% comentam que os programas de lealdade são relevantes na tomada de decisão, de acordo com nova pesquisa da GBTA em associação com Omni Hotels & Resorts.

Adicionalmente, o estudo revelou que 9 entre 10 passageiros de negócios levam em consideração os pontos promocionais como um fator motivacional na seleção do hotel e 81% considera que ser membro do programa de lealdade resulta em um melhor serviço.

Os executivos que viajam a negócios tendem a se dividir no que diz respeito ao uso de pontos de lealdade em viagens de negócio (49%) versus o uso futuro de estadas de lazer (43%).

Uma vasta maioria (84%) dos viajantes a negócios sentem que ter uma experiência personalizada é importante e muitos acham que essa experiência deveria diferir de uma viagem de lazer. Este gráfico resume o que os passageiros de negócio desejam de uma experiência personalizada:

“Desde a reserva ao check out, nossa pesquisa confirma que a personalização é altamente valorizada por parte dos viajantes a negócios, com muitos deles buscando experiências de hotel na mesma medida de suas necessidades de viagem”, afirmou Jessica Collison, Diretora de Pesquisa da GBTA. “Tanto os compradores de viagens como os fornecedores deveriam avaliar como os fatores de personalização incidem nas reservas de hotel e na experiência do hóspede quando tem que ver com o desenho de seus programas de viagens e de lealdade”. Mais informação aqui.

 

83% das executivas viajando a negócios mencionaram preocupações com segurança no ano passado

De acordo com uma nova pesquisa da GBTA, em associação com AIG Travel, 8 de 10 (83%) mulheres viajando a negócios, afirmaram que experenciaram uma vez ou mais vezes mais preocupações relativas com a segurança ou com incidentes enquanto viajavam por motivo de trabalho no ano passado.

Resultados importantes do estudo realizado mostram que:

  • 90% comentaram preocupação com a sua segurança, gerando efeito nas atividades realizadas fora das horas de trabalho enquanto estavam em uma viagem de negócios.
  • 86% informaram impacto no comportamento da reserva, como o fato de reservarem somente voos durante o dia ou em uma locação central de hospedagem.
  • 81% indicaram que sua frequência de viagem de negócios foi impactada por preocupações de segurança.
  • 80% comentaram que as preocupações com segurança impactaram sua produtividade nas viagens de negócio.
  • 71% acham que enfrentam um risco maior no caminho que suas contrapartes masculinas.
  • As mulheres tomam precauções em muitas facetas de sua vida, devido a preocupações de segurança: aproximadamente metade das mulheres se comunicam regularmente com seu escritório, sua família e seus amigos (58%); somente ficam em alojamentos de confiança (56%) ou compartilham seu itinerário com família e amigos (56%), entre outras medidas de segurança.

“Altos níveis de preocupação têm um impacto tangível nas viagens de negócio para as mulheres”, afirmou Amanda Cecil, Vice-Presidente Senior de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento Profissional da GBTA. “Uma pesquisa prévia da GBTA mostrou o imenso impacto que a experiência de viagem pode ter na produtividade e nos resultados de negócios enquanto estamos viajando. Afinal de contas, todos os profissionais que viajam querem ser produtivos e fazer negócios, por isso entender os riscos específicos que as profissionais que viajam a negócios enfrentam no caminho dão aos compradores de viagens um papel crítico na abordagem dessas preocupações”.

Mais informação sobre o estudo aqui.

 

GBTA anuncia a formação da Junta Assessora Estratégica da WINiT

A GBTA anunciou a formação da Junta Assessora Estratégica de WINiT, que dará direção e guia especializada para o futuro da WINiT, como uma iniciativa da Junta Diretiva da GBTA.

Durante a Convenção 2018, a GBTA anunciou a aquisição de WINiT, uma rede de desenvolvimento profissional cujo objetivo é incrementar a visibilidade e o avanço das mulheres no campo das viagens e da indústria de reuniões, eventos e exposições. 

“GBTA está comprometida com exercer uma mudança positiva para o desenvolvimento profissional das mulheres”, afirmou Christle Johnson, Presidente da GBTA. “Estamos orgulhosos de ter este destacado grupo de líderes da indústria de viagens conosco para ajudar a avançar na missão da WINiT a nível global”.

Os membros da Junta Assessora incluem a:

  • Presidente – Dorothy Dowling, Vice-Presidente Sênior & CMO, Best Western® Hotels & Resort
  • Vice-Presidente – Michelle ‘Mick’ Lee, Fundadora, WINiT, Diretora-Geral, Arrow 212
  • Delores Alexander, Vice-Presidente, Indirect Supply Chain, Boeing
  • Jodi Allen, Vice-Presidente Executiva & CMO, Hertz
  • Michele Bryant, Chefe Global do Escritório de Compras, Deloitte
  • Amanda Cecil, PhD, CMP, Vice-Presidente Sênior, Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento Profissional, GBTA
  • Mary Ellen George, Chefe para América do Norte, Tramada Systems
  • Christle Johnson, Vice-Presidente, Travel & Business Services, Johnson Downie, LLC; Presidente GBTA
  • Beth Kinerk, Vice-Presidente Sênior, Avis Budget Group
  • Melissa Maher, Vice-Presidente Sênior, Global Partner Group, Expedia, Inc.
  • Michael W. McCormick, Diretor Executivo e COO, GBTA
  • Traci Mercer, Vice-Presidente Sênior, Lodging, Ground and Sea, Sabre Travel Network
  • Malaika Myers, Chefe de Recursos Humanos, Hyatt Hotel Corporation
  • Becca Rabinowitz, Chefe de SpotHero for Business
  • Dawn Repoli, Vice-Presidente, Desenvolvimento de Programas, Unidade de Negócios de WINiT em GBTA
  • Kristen Shovlin, Vice-Presidente, Vendas, Operações & Desenvolvimento, Delta Airlines
  • Scott Solombrino, Presidente e CEO, Dav El / Boston Coach Chauffeured Transportation Network; Presidente, Allied Leadership Council de GBTA.
  • Dorothy Dowling, Presidente da Junta Assessora Estratégica de WINiT

Maior informação aqui.

 

Meios de comunicação argentinos foram ressaltados na sétima edição da Conferência GBTA em Buenos Aires

A sétima edição da Conferência GBTA em Buenos Aires, Argentina, realizada no mês de outubro no Hotel Four Seasons não passou desapercebida para os meios argentinos como o Clarim. Este difundiu uma ampla informação sobre o foro: “O Cenário Atual da Aviação em Argentina: As Vozes dos Protagonistas”, no qual participaram alguns dos executivos das linhas aéreas mais importantes que operam em esse país, como Emiliano Ganduglia (Linhas Aéreas Argentinas), Viviana Santanello (Air Europa), Martín Torres Carmona (Avianca) e Ary Murekian (United Airlines).

O Clarim menciona que em relação com a visão da atualidade e do futuro da indústria da aviação, Ganduglia explicou que “o mercado aéreo comercial mudou na Argentina e isso nos põe pressão para que as pessoas continuem nos escolhendo. Isso nos obriga a melhorar e diminuir custos. Na Linhas Aéreas Argentinas contamos com um grande produto que conecta a Argentina com os principais destinos da região. Buscamos competir com as low cost em tarifas, mas nos diferenciamos no produto: 91 de 100 dos nossos voos saem no horário, um diferencial, junto à quantidade de vôos por dia e o programa de passageiro frequente”. No transcurso desse ano, a Linhas Aéreas Argentinas chegou a ser a segunda mais pontual do mundo.

Torres Carmona agregou que “com uma economia dinâmica o passageiro vai mudando. Isso gera algo de incerteza, mas faz com que nosso trabalho possa se adaptar e melhorar a eficiência em matéria de custos e operacionalidade”. Também explicou que a Avianca, que está por celebrar 100 anos, destaca-se por tecnologia e pontualidade.

Murekian focou na segurança e assinalou que a United Airlines está sendo muito competitiva no mercado de leisure. Agregou que a companhia aérea está focada em encontrar soluções à medida dos clientes corporativos.

Por seu lado, Santanello comentou que é fundamental “sermos cuidadosos com os custos, escutar o cliente e estar atento à tecnologia”. Assinalou, como exemplo, que todos os voos da AirEuropa oferecem Internet a bordo.  O artigo completo pode ser visto aqui.

O portal sentiargentina.com destacou a participação na conferência do secretário nacional de Desenvolvimento e Promoção Turística, Alejandro Lastra, a quem deu as boas-vindas ao travel Manager de Gestão Compartilhada e Presidente do Capítulo Voluntário de GBTA na Argentina, Horácio Cristaldo, quem agradeceu a presença e o apoio nacional, enquanto Lastra indicou o seguinte: “por sorte para o desenvolvimento do nosso país a conectividade aérea vem sendo incrementada, a infraestrutura, o investimento hoteleiro e isto permite planejar melhor as viagens e gerar mais oportunidades em matéria econômica”.

Também destacou o trabalho da GBTA e incitou a seguir trabalhando juntos para gerar mais crescimento e mais emprego. A nota completa pode ser lida aqui.


GBTA Research and Professional Development Update

Are Business Travel Programs Barring Basic Economy?

According to new research, business travel programs are not on board with basic economy fares. These fares were introduced by many airlines last year and are typically cheaper than standard airfare, but come with restrictions. The report, put out by GBTA in partnership with Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC), revealed that 63 percent of travel programs never allow basic economy, and even more (79 percent) configure their booking tool to hide basic economy fares when travelers are not authorized. Delve into additional research findings.  

 

GBTA Announces Formation of WINiT Strategic Advisory Board

In early October, GBTA announced the formation of the WINiT Strategic Advisory Board, which will provide strategic guidance and direction for the future of WINiT as a GBTA Board of Directors initiative. GBTA announced its acquisition of WINiT in August at GBTA Convention 2018 in San Diego. More details on this acquisition and initiative can be found here.

 

Mobile Payments among Travel Buyers and Suppliers Still in Early Adoption Phase

New research by GBTA, in partnership with U.S. Bank, reveals that mobile payments among travel buyers and suppliers are still in the early adoption phase. While most travel buyers and suppliers are familiar with mobile wallet and contactless payment solutions, 49 percent of travel buyers are still unclear on the benefits. Learn more about this new research.

 

GBTA & ITM Announce Long-Term Joint Venture

During GBTA Convention 2018, GBTA and The Institute of Travel Management (ITM), the leading managed business travel association in the UK and Ireland, announced the creation of a new London-based event for the managed travel and meetings sector. The new joint venture will kick off with an event, focused on Strategic Meetings Management, that will take place in London on 31 January 2019. Find out more about this partnership.

 

83 Percent of Female Business Travelers Report Safety Concern or Incident in Past Year

A recent study, conducted in partnership with AIG Travel, revealed that more than 8 in 10, or 83 percent, of women have experienced one or more safety-related concerns or incidents while traveling for business in the past year. The report delves into various precautions that female business travelers take due to safety concerns, highlights gaps in managed travel programs, and more. Read on for more statistics on female business traveler safety.

 

Business Travelers Say Loyalty Matters in Hotel Booking

According to new research by GBTA, in partnership with Omni Hotels & Resorts, 82 percent of business travelers say loyalty programs matter when making a decision to book a hotel. Additionally, a vast majority (84 percent) of business travelers feel having a personalized guest experience is important. Learn more about trends in hotel personalization and loyalty programs.

 

Upcoming Events

October 30: GBTA Canada Market Call – Canadian Cannabis Legalization and Its Business Travel Implications 

November 6: Benchmark Your Air Travel Policy – Findings from GBTA ARC Research 

November 14: New GBTA Research – Simple Meetings by the Numbers – A Huge Process and Savings Opportunity 

November 26-27: Advanced Principles of Business Travel Management™ 

See More Upcoming Events

 

 

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Message from the Office of the GBTA President

*The following post was also sent as an email to GBTA members.*

 

Dear GBTA Members,

With the final quarter of 2018 upon us, I wanted to provide a brief recap and an update since there is so much happening on the GBTA front.

Convention

Given some time to reflect on this summer’s Convention, it’s fair to say that we had a tremendous event this year. GBTA celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Association and the Convention, and also made history this year in a number of ways: we experienced record-breaking attendance and had over 1,350 buyers, making it the largest Convention ever and the largest gathering of business travel professionals in the world.
We fulfilled on our promise to offer more opportunities for education than ever before with eight different time slots to fill from over 170 education sessions. Sunday afternoon events also incorporated additional education sessions, vertical peer-to-peer discussions, and industry tools and roundtable discussions. GBTA Convention 2018 On Demand will allow you to access any content you would like to review again or may not have had a chance to catch while there.

We featured our highest number of executive interviews at the GBTA Broadcast Studio with 110 live interviews conducted throughout the show, including the most companies featured during Media Day with nearly 30 showcasing their breaking news. The Expo floor was buzzing as we had the largest show floor in history based on square footage and a record number of first-time exhibitors (117).

Additionally, GBTA made two very exciting announcements in San Diego. The first was GBTA’s acquisition of WINiT, strengthening GBTA’s commitment to women in the travel industry. Members of GBTA and WINiT will benefit through access to both organizations' programs and services, and the acquisition will allow GBTA to take WINiT’s mission worldwide. The second announcement was the enhanced partnership between GBTA and the Institute of Travel Management (ITM), the leading managed business travel association in the UK and Ireland. This will feature a deeper, more collaborative partnership between the organizations, which will kick off on January 31, 2019 with a London-based showcase event for the managed travel and meetings sector.

On the Sunday morning of Convention, we hosted our first-ever 5k Run & Walk to raise awareness and funding to stop human trafficking. More than 200 people registered and participated in the event. GBTA continued to raise money for the cause throughout Convention and ultimately we presented a $20,000 check on Wednesday to benefit ECPAT-USA and its efforts to end child exploitation and trafficking. My sincere thanks to everyone who contributed to this important cause.

Billie Jean King, Sports Icon, Social Justice Pioneer and Entrepreneur; Kevin O’Leary, Investor on ABC’s Shark Tank & Bestselling Author; and John Walsh, Victims' Rights Advocate and Host of Discovery ID's In Pursuit with John Walsh all wowed us from the keynote stage at Convention Arena.

I am truly so proud of all that we accomplished this year.

All Committee Summit

Recently, GBTA held its annual All Committee Summit in Denver. This is one of my favorite events every year and I continue to be impressed by the work our various Committees produce. The discussions that took part this year left me excited for what’s to come for GBTA in the year ahead. GBTA Committees play a significant role in our success and in creating innovative content tailored to specific industry sectors. Their work is invaluable. Thank you all who joined.

Committee Highlight: Sports, Media and Entertainment Committee

The Sports, Media and Entertainment Committee’s mission is to find common solutions to the unique challenges facing business travel professionals in these dynamic fields. The Committee has been successful in exposing GBTA to new audiences through peer-to-peer meetings in New York City and Los Angeles where these segments are concentrated. They have been instrumental in driving airlines to expand their specialization desks, now offering 24-7 support for sports, media and entertainment needs and are now working with hotels to do the same. Additionally, they’ve worked on standardization of airline baggage fees around specialty sports or entertainment equipment. The Committee is placing a strong focus now on expanding globally in an effort to broaden the reach and participation of the group beyond the United States.

WINiT Strategic Advisory Board

As I mentioned, GBTA announced our acquisition of WINiT at Convention. I’m sure many of you saw my email last week detailing the creation of the WINiT Strategic Advisory Board, which brings together a remarkable and diverse group of travel industry leaders. The Advisory Board will provide strategic guidance and direction for the future of WINiT as a GBTA Board of Directors initiative. I’ll have more to share soon on this front, but you can expect select WINiT programming to be integrated into our upcoming Europe Conference in Berlin.

As always, thank you to our members for your continued support and commitment. It is your involvement through attendance and personal contribution that make our Association great. I welcome the opportunity to hear from you personally regarding how we can continue to make things better. Please feel free to contact me with any thoughts or questions you may have.

Best regards,
Christle Johnson
GBTA President


Week in Review

After causing destruction in Cuba, Hurricane Michael was upgraded to a Category 4 storm before hitting the Southeast U.S., Buying Business Travel reports. According to CNBC, over 300 flights were cancelled at Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Thursday.

Meetings & Conventions recently revealed their fourth annual list of the top 25 women in the meetings industry. The list included GBTA President Christle Johnson, ITM Chair Karen Hutchings and WINiT founder Michelle “Mick” Lee.

British Airways, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Finnair, and the carriers of the LATAM group will participate in NDC exchange, a platform that “bridges the gap between IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) and traditional distribution methods,” Buying Business Travel reports.

Hyatt announced its plans to acquire Two Roads Hospitality for a base purchase price of $480 million, Business Traveller writes. Through the acquisition, Hyatt will be adding 23 new markets to its presence.

According to Hotelmarketing’com, acquisitions will continue to occur in the hotel sector, but they will become more targeted.  

Hertz announced Tracy Gehlan as its new chief operations officer for its international division, TravelDailyNews International notes.

This week, we announced the formation of the WINiT Strategic Advisory Board to provide direction for the future of WINiT. We announced our acquisition of WINiT this summer at our annual Convention.

According to USA TODAY, New York’s JFK Airport is set to get two new terminals in a $13 billion transformation. The seven-year construction project is expected to begin in 2020.
IHG announced plans to remove plastic straws from its 5,400+ hotels by the end of 2019, TravelDailyNews International reports. The hotel group has already removed plastic straws from nearly 1,000 hotels.

For this week’s podcast, ECPAT-USA Director Michelle Guelbart shares ways the travel industry can help put an end to child trafficking, including specific tips for travel buyers and suppliers.

According to Travel + Leisure, IATA recently revealed what airline passengers really want based on results from its annual global passenger survey. The survey also found that passengers are less willing to share personal data than a year ago.

Skift reports Microsoft will invest an unspecified amount in ride-hailing platform Grab, which operates in Southeast Asia.


GBTA Announces WINiT Strategic Advisory Board

*The following post was originally sent as a member email to GBTA and WINiT members.*

At Convention this August, I had the pleasure of announcing GBTA’s acquisition of WINiT, a career development network aimed at increasing visibility and advancement for women in the travel, meetings, events and exhibition industries. This move further strengthened our ongoing commitment to support women in the travel industry.

Today, I am thrilled to announce a key milestone in the post-acquisition integration process: the formation of the WINiT Strategic Advisory Board. This Advisory Board brings together a remarkable and diverse group of travel industry leaders to help expand WINiT’s mission globally. Both GBTA and former WINiT leadership are represented on this board to help foster consistency and innovation within WINiT as it evolves and grows.

The Advisory Board will provide strategic guidance and direction for the future of WINiT as a GBTA Board of Directors initiative. The members of the Advisory Board include:

  • Chair – Dorothy Dowling, Senior Vice President & CMO, Best Western® Hotels & Resort

  • Vice Chair – Michelle ‘Mick’ Lee, Founder, WINiT, Managing Director, Arrow 212

  • Delores Alexander, Vice President, Indirect Supply Chain, Boeing

  • Jodi Allen, Executive Vice President & CMO, Hertz

  • Michele Bryant, Global Chief Procurement Officer, Deloitte

  • Amanda Cecil, PhD, CMP, Senior Vice President, Professional Development and Research, GBTA

  • Mary Ellen George, Head of North America, Tramada Systems

  • Christle Johnson, Vice President, Travel & Business Services, Johnson Downie, LLC; President, GBTA

  • Beth Kinerk, Senior Vice President, Avis Budget Group

  • Melissa Maher, Senior Vice President, Global Partner Group, Expedia, Inc.

  • Michael W. McCormick, Executive Director and COO, GBTA

  • Traci Mercer, Senior Vice President, Lodging, Ground and Sea, Sabre Travel Network

  • Malaika Myers, Chief Human Resources Officer, Hyatt Hotel Corporation

  • Becca Rabinowitz, Head of SpotHero for Business

  • Dawn Repoli, Vice President, Program Development, GBTA’s WINiT Business Unit

  • Kristen Shovlin, Vice President, Sales Operations & Development, Delta Airlines

  • Scott Solombrino, President and CEO, Dav El / Boston Coach Chauffeured Transportation Network; President, GBTA Allied Leadership Council

The first in-person meeting of the Advisory Board is scheduled for November. The GBTA and WINiT teams, now in collaboration with the WINiT Strategic Advisory Board, are working diligently to finalize a strategic plan and path forward that leverages the synergies and unique attributes of both organizations for the benefit of GBTA and WINiT members. Additional announcements will be coming in November, along with the integration of select WINiT programming into GBTA Conference 2018 Berlin in partnership with VDR – Europe’s largest business travel conference.

On a closing note, today marks the 6th annual United Nations International Day of the Girl, a day dedicated to galvanizing worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential. I cannot think of a better way to celebrate this day than taking this next step in our efforts to grow WINiT’s mission globally as we further affirm our commitment to support the lives and success of women around the world.

Exciting times are on the horizon for GBTA, WINiT and the entire travel industry as we come together to drive change and advocacy for women. I look forward to sharing this incredible journey with all of you.


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?

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