GBTA Continues to Expand Global Resources with India Business Travel Forecast

GBTA Continues to Expand Global Resources with India Business Travel Forecast

As GBTA becomes increasingly global, we continue to develop new resources that will be useful to our members and the industry from a global perspective. Just a few weeks ago, Donna Kelliher our President and CEO wrote to you about the new Global Leaders Directory 2014, which enables you to connect with key leaders around…

Concur CEO Coming to GBTA Convention’s Center Stage

Concur CEO Coming to GBTA Convention’s Center Stage

I was very pleased when Steve Singh, Concur CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors, accepted our invitation to be a featured speaker at this year’s 2014 GBTA Convention. As the chairman of the GBTA Foundation, Steve is no newcomer to GBTA events. Thoughtful and innovative, Steve embodies entrepreneurial thinking and his vision about…

Winter is out. Business Travel is on The Move.

Winter is out. Business Travel is on The Move.

U.S business travel is expected to continue its surge in 2014 despite a record-breaking, seemingly endless winter where the effects of the polar vortex and multiple snowstorms halted travel across much of the country. Despite all of this, for the second quarter in a row, we are increasing our business travel spending forecast for this…

GBTA to Congress: Don’t Increase the PFC

Alexandria, VA (December 14, 2017) – Today, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released an economic briefing on the impact of raising the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC). According to IATA, a $4 per segment increase to the PFC would increase the cost of travel to, from and within the United States by 1.9 percent for…

Survey: Consolidation of Event Programs Leads to Future Success for Travel Managers, Event Planners

Alexandria, Va. – December 12, 2017 – Travel, meeting and event program consolidation — when organizations connect internal structures that overlap in function, but have not historically communicated with each other — has grown 62 percent since 2015. If this trend continues at this rate, two-thirds (68 percent) of programs will be fully consolidated by…