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What the Future Holds for Traveller Mobility in the EU

By Shane Downey, Vice President, Government and Community Affairs, GBTA In the past five years, business travel has undergone significant transformations. The Covid-19 pandemic accelerated trends like virtual meetings and remote work, initially seen as threats. However, the enduring desire for human connection has supported the sector, which is now well on its way to…

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GBTA Honours Jan-Christoph Oetjen with Navigator Award for Championing Business Travel in Europe

GBTA announces MEP and Vice-President of the European Parliament Jan-Christoph Oetjen (Renew Europe, Germany) as the recipient of its prestigious “GBTA Navigator Award.” The GBTA Navigator Award is given to elected officials who have proven to be strong advocates of the business travel industry. First introduced by GBTA in 2016, this is the first time…

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GBTA APAC Conference 2024 Returns to Singapore May 14-15 to Fuel the Region’s Business Travel Evolution

Registration now open for co-located event with Worldwide ERC which offers attendees insights, education, networking and more With business travel in Asia Pacific poised for continued transformation in the coming year and APAC business travel spending expected to reach $800 billion by 2027*, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world’s premier business travel and…

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GBTA Welcomes European Parliament’s Inclusion of Sustainable Aviation Fuels in the Net Zero Industry Act

The Global Business Travel Association welcomes the European Parliament’s inclusion of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) as a priority technology in the Net Zero Industry Act (NZIA) during this week’s plenary session. The NZIA is a pivotal piece of legislation that will Support the deployment of manufacturing technologies necessary for decarbonisation in the EU and help…

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GBTA + VDR Europe Conference 2023 Showcases Business Travel Outlook and Opportunity in the Region

Continued rebound, sustainability, business traveller behaviour and more were on the agenda at Europe’s largest gathering of the global business travel industry Europe’s business travel community once again came together to explore, discuss and connect around the current and future state of the sector in the region at the GBTA + VDR Europe Conference 2023…

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European Business Travel Spending is Forecast to Reach $450 Billion USD by 2027

Expected spending on business travel across Europe continues to steadily increase due to pent-up demand, hybrid work environments, the return of travel and meetings and more stable economic conditions, according to GBTA Business Travel Index™ Outlook regional analysis After a slower regional rebound over the last few years, business travel spending in Europe is expected…

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Latest Report from FREENOW and GBTA Examines the Evolution of Ground Transportation in Europe for Business Travel

New findings emphasize post-pandemic travel recovery, sustainability and technology among the biggest changes and challenges There’s no putting the brakes on the way business travelers view and utilize ground transportation. That’s according to the latest report from FREENOW, Europe’s Mobility Super App, and the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world’s largest business travel association. In…

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Global Business Travel and Events Costs Expected to Remain Elevated Through 2024, Reflecting ‘True New Cost of Travel’

Global business travel and events costs are set to climb higher through the remainder of 2023 and into 2024, albeit at a much more moderate pace than the exceptionally steep increases seen in 2022. This is according to the 2024 Global Business Travel Forecast, published today by CWT, the business travel and meetings specialist, and…

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GBTA and Uber for Business Examine the Complex Perspectives Between Business Travelers and Travel Managers in New Report

The new age of business travel is intentional, with employees increasingly emphasizing work-life integration and changing dynamics This is according to a new report – “The Current State of Business Travel: Business Traveler and Travel Manager Priorities” – published today by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world’s largest business travel association, and sponsored…

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Corporate Procurement Leaders Cite Challenging Travel Market Dynamics, Growing Need to Leverage All Segments As 2024 Supplier Negotiations Begin 

New GBTA and HRS Report Reflects Changes and Opportunities for Programs as Travel Rebounds  With flights to key corporate destinations mostly full and hotel rates stubbornly high, corporate travel and procurement leaders are faced with a uniquely challenging environment as negotiations with suppliers for 2024 business travel volume start this quarter. The return of volume…