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.


 

Automation, Fragmentation and Consolidation Were the Hot Topics of GBTA Conference 2018 Berlin in Partnership with VDR

Attendance Approaches 1,100 with Record-Breaking Turnout

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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 – wrapped up their fifth successful joint conference in Europe this week with record-breaking attendance. The event brought together nearly 1,100 attendees from 30+ countries for unparalleled networking, more education than ever before and top-notch speakers.

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.

Business Travelers Say Loyalty Matters in Hotel Booking

Travelers Willing to Share Information for Personalized Experience

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On average, business travelers consider three hotels before booking and 82 percent say loyalty programs matter when making that decision, according to new research out today from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) in partnership with Omni Hotels & Resorts. Additionally, the study reveals nine in 10 business travelers view rewards points and perks as a motivating factor in selecting a hotel and 81 percent believe being a loyalty member results in better service.

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.

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Media Contacts

Colleen Gallagher

Vice President, Communications
+1 703 236 1133
cgallagher@gbta.org

Marianne Varkiani

Communications Manager
+1 703 236 1164
mvarkiani@gbta.org