GBTA News and Commentary

GBTA is the voice of the global business travel industry. GBTA leadership and members are often sought as experts to comment on wide-ranging issues affecting our industry. Our news, editorials and perspectives bring to life the latest business travel industry insights, trends, advocacy, events, research and education.


 

New Research Reveals High Expectations Business Travellers Place on Organsiations for Traveller Safety

Over Two-Thirds of Business Travellers Book Air And Hotels Directly or Through an Online Travel Agency (OTA)

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More than 8 in 10 (82 percent) business travellers think it is important for their safety for their company to know their travel plans in advance, yet less than half (47 percent) say their organisation has a system in place to capture their travel plans if they book outside of corporate channels, according to new research out today from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) in partnership with SAP Concur.

New Research Identifies Disconnects in Travel Program Goals, Policy and Traveler Behavior

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Nearly 70 percent of travel buyers say that enforcing policy compliance is among the most challenging aspects of their job, according to new research out today from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) in partnership with RoomIt by CWT. While travelers may book out-of-policy for preferred properties or amenities, there is also a large gap in traveler knowledge of company policy

GBTA Announces Successful Women Leading in Business Travel Panel at European Business Travel Conference

WINiT to Debut Education Sessions and Booth Presence in Berlin

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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – and German business travel buyer association VDR today announced another powerful Centre Stage session - Successful Women Leading in Business Travel - scheduled for the upcoming GBTA Conference 2018 Berlin in Partnership with VDR. This conference is taking place 27-29 November in Berlin.

GBTA Announces Accommodations Panel at European Business Travel Conference

Executives from HRS, Booking.com, citizenM hotels and Acomodeo UG to Explore Impact of Technology on Accommodations Sector

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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – and German business travel buyer association VDR, today unveiled another Centre Stage panel in an exciting line-up of speakers for GBTA Conference 2018 Berlin in Partnership with VDR, held 27-29 November in Berlin: Accommodation Panel – The Tech Effect.

GBTA Announces Formation of WINiT Strategic Advisory Board

Board to Provide Strategic Direction for WINiT, A Newly Acquired GBTA Initiative

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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced the formation of the WINiT Strategic Advisory Board. The Board will provide strategic guidance and direction for the future of WINiT as a GBTA Board of Directors initiative.

Airline C-Level Executives to Discuss Future of Aviation at Europe Business Travel Conference

Panel to Feature Executives from Virgin Atlantic, Finnair, Lufthansa

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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – and German business travel buyer association VDR, today unveiled a Centre Stage panel in an exciting line-up of speakers for GBTA Conference 2018 Berlin in Partnership with VDR, taking place 27-29 November in Berlin.

Global Business Thought Leader Peter Fisk to Deliver Opening Keynote at GBTA Conference 2018 Berlin in Partnership with VDR

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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced global business thought leader Peter Fisk as a featured speaker at GBTA Conference 2018 Berlin in Partnership with VDR. Fisk’s opening keynote address will take place at Centre Stage on 27 November.

GBTA Honors Outstanding Members

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The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – awarded three distinguished members during GBTA Convention 2018 in San Diego.

  • Direct Member of the Year—Stephen Gheerow, Travel Services Manager, Ford Foundation
  • Direct Member of the Year—Connie Smith, Manager of Global Services, McCain Foods
  • Allied Member of the Year—Dorothy Dowling, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Best Western® Hotels & Resorts

Travel Buyers Looking to Bring Innovation to Booking Process

Travel Buyer Role Continues to Broaden

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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 today from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) in partnership with SAP Concur.

New Research Identifies Business Travel Dining Trends

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Clear generational differences exist when it comes to business traveler dining, payment and expensing options, according to new research released today by the Global Business Travel Association (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.

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Colleen Gallagher

Vice President, Communications
+1 703 236 1133
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Marianne Varkiani

Communications Manager
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