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Travel Policies Now Overwhelmingly Allow Ride-Sharing

Alexandria, VA (June 12, 2018) – Travel payment is going virtual, ride-sharing is overwhelmingly allowed in business travel and gamification is not catching on, according to new research released today by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), in partnership with AirPlus International.

The study, Five Business Travel Payment Trends, dives into these key trends:

O pagamento de viagens torna-se virtual

Ride-sharing Gains Acceptance: What Does this Mean for Payment?

Are Visibility and Control on the Rise?

Has the Expense Reporting Process Changed for Travelers?

Gamification Struggles to Gain Traction

“Mobile technology has become increasingly ubiquitous and business travelers are looking to use the same technology they use in their personal lives when they travel for business,” said Jessica Collison, GBTA director of research. “Virtual payments are becoming more popular while offering increased levels of payment security.”

“We see virtual payment and other technologies assisting us in relieving corporates and their travelers of the burdensome part of travel and expense management,” said Rebecca Kilby, President & CEO of AirPlus International Inc. “At AirPlus, we team up to allow businesses and their travelers reclaim their time.”

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This comes as no surprise as more of our lives go virtual every day. Today, 56 percent of U.S. travel buyers report their travel programs use central travel accounts (CTAs). A CTA is also known as a ghost account or a lodge card, can be used by multiple employees and are most commonly used for air transactions. Additionally, 11 percent of programs use single-use virtual cards, although concerns about administration, supplier acceptance and visibility/control are keeping this number from growing faster.

Still, nearly a quarter of non-users say they are likely to adopt virtual cards in the future. When it comes to mobile wallets, 22 percent of companies’ primary corporate cards are compatible with them, while only 45 percent are not and another 33 percent of travel managers are unsure on compatibility. Additionally, 61 percent of non-users are interested in offering mobile wallets.

Ride-Sharing Gains Overwhelming Acceptance
Travel policies now overwhelmingly allow ride-sharing with 89 percent of travel programs allowing it, 10 percent without any ride-sharing policy and only 1 percent prohibiting it. Conversely, only 26 percent of travel programs allow home-sharing and 56 percent prohibit it.

The study explores what widespread acceptance means for payment looking at how many travel programs have formal relationships with ride-sharing vendors and how many travelers commonly use corporate cards for ride-share payments.

Gamification Struggles to Gain Traction
New technologies give companies the ability to reward business travelers for cost-effective behavior. However, these are not widespread or widely used. Only 6 percent of companies have the ability to reward travelers for saving costs on business trips. One-quarter (25 percent) would consider rewarding travelers if there was minimal or no administration involved, but 42 percent would not even consider it.

Mais Informações
View the infographic highlighting these trends here. An Executive Summary detailing the Five Business Travel Payment Trends is available exclusively to GBTA members by clicking here and non-members may purchase it through GBTA by emailing [email protected].

To request an interview with a GBTA or AirPlus subject-matter expert for a deeper dive into this research and details on all five trends, please contact Colleen Gallagher.

Durante a Convenção GBTA 2018 em San Diego, a GBTA realizará uma sessão educativa sobre esta pesquisa no dia 13 de agosto às 8h45.

GBTA’s official podcast, The Business of Travel, will also tackle the topic on September 12.

Sobre a Global Business Travel Association
A Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) é a principal organização comercial de viagens de negócios e reuniões do mundo, com sede na área de Washington, DC, com operações em seis continentes. Os mais de 9.000 membros do GBTA gerenciam mais de $345 bilhões de despesas globais com viagens e reuniões de negócios anualmente. GBTA oferece educação, eventos, pesquisa, advocacia e mídia de classe mundial para uma rede global crescente de mais de 28.000 profissionais de viagens e 125.000 contatos ativos. Para saber como as viagens de negócios impulsionam o crescimento duradouro dos negócios, visite www.gbta.org.

Sobre a AirPlus International
AirPlus is a leading international provider of payment solutions for the day-to-day management of business travel. More than 51,000 corporate clients in 60 countries count on AirPlus for the payment and analysis of their business trip costs. Products and services such as central bill accounts, single-use virtual cards, corporate cards and online management tools are marketed worldwide under the AirPlus International brand. AirPlus, the leading issuer of UATP worldwide, is travel agency neutral. For more information, please visit www.airplus.com.