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Global Travel Pricing in 2019

What will pricing for air, hotel and ground transportation look like in the year ahead? According to GBTA research, travel prices are expected to rise sharply in 2019, with hotels going up 3.7% and flights 2.6%, driven by a growing global economy and rising oil prices. Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s Christophe Renard and GBTA Economist Jon…

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Podcast: 2019 Global Travel Forecast

For this week’s episode, The Business of Travel dives into the findings of the just-released 2019 Global Travel Forecast, conducted in partnership with Carlson Wagonlit Travel. GBTA Executive Director and COO Mike McCormick and Jon Gray of Rockport Analytics discuss high-level findings and what buyers can expect for travel prices across the air, hotel and…

Video: CWT CEO Talks Technology and Pace of Change
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Video: CWT CEO Talks Technology and Pace of Change

Recently the GBTA Foundation, in partnership with Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) and the Carlson Family Foundation, released new research showing almost 7 in 10 (69 percent) travel professionals indicate their travel program does not have a mobile strategy in place. Given today’s increasingly mobile world, this isn’t likely to last. Travel professionals agreed, as almost…

Moving Beyond Apps: Making Mobile More Strategic

Moving Beyond Apps: Making Mobile More Strategic

A large majority – almost 7 in 10 (69 percent) – of travel professionals indicate their travel program does not have a mobile strategy in place, according to new research by the GBTA Foundation in partnership with Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) and the Carlson Family Foundation. However, of the travel programs that have not adopted…

Video Blog: Breaking Down the 2017 Global Travel Price Outlook
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Video Blog: Breaking Down the 2017 Global Travel Price Outlook

Last month, the GBTA Foundation and Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) released the 2017 Global Travel Price Outlook. The third annual report provides global, regional and country-by-country projections for air travel, hotel, ground transportation and meetings and events prices in 2017. At GBTA Convention 2016, I had the opportunity to sit down with Yon Abad, Senior Director…

Travel Apps: Baby Boomers vs. Millennials

Travel Apps: Baby Boomers vs. Millennials

A recent GBTA Foundation study released in partnership with Carlson Wagonlit Travel surveyed more than 500 North American business travelers looking at business travelers’ booking behaviors and found some interesting differences when it comes to Baby Boomers (55+) and Millennials (18-34) and their use of travel apps. While smart phones are practically universal among business…

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Business Traveler Booking Priorities

The GBTA Foundation recently released a study in partnership with Carlson Wagonlit Travel that surveyed more than 500 North American business travelers looking at their booking behaviors, especially related to hotel booking, to learn more about booking priorities and levels of satisfaction. It turns out travelers have a diverse set of priorities when booking hotels…

Hotel Hot Spots Provide Clues to U.S. Economic Activity

Hotel Hot Spots Provide Clues to U.S. Economic Activity

Earlier today, the GBTA Foundation and Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) issued their 2016 Global Travel Price Outlook, which projects how demand, currency and other factors will impact prices for air travel, hotels, ground transportation, and meetings and conventions around the world. As we were digging through the data, we noticed something very interesting. Underlying the U.S….