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Protecting the LGBTQ Mobile Workforce

With the rapid growth of business travelers, especially Millennial business travelers, companies often find it difficult to manage travel safety, health and security of their employees. This rapid growth also brings changes to the diverse composition of a mobile workforce and the risks associated with it. As the modern workforce continues to grow, there is no one-size-fits all approach to answering questions surrounding workplace law and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) employees. Supporting LGBTQ employees is becoming a major part of Duty of Care for companies with employees traveling domestically and internationally.

Risk on the Road: Are Business Travelers Packing Fear in Their Briefcase?
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Risk on the Road: Are Business Travelers Packing Fear in Their Briefcase?

Business travelers face a variety of risks – from the mundane to the catastrophic, from pickpockets to global terrorism. In today’s world it is important to be prepared no matter the destination. GBTA research shows nearly 85 percent of companies already have travel risk management programs in place and many of these include travel insurance…

Executive Discussion: Preparing for Millennials and Handling Crisis Management
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Executive Discussion: Preparing for Millennials and Handling Crisis Management

During Convention, I had a chance to talk with Tom Tulloch, Managing Director of North America for Pi, at the GBTA Broadcast Studio. Tom shared the technology company’s plans for the upcoming year focusing on growth and innovation around Pi Travel. He also shared some general challenges the industry faces in today’s world. Tom believes…

Business Traveler Satisfaction: The Generational Divide
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Business Traveler Satisfaction: The Generational Divide

In general, frequent business travelers are a content group with 88 percent satisfied with their business travel experiences and 84 percent that want to travel either the same amount or more frequently than they do now. It’s no secret that happy employees tend to be more productive, which could mean a better bottom line for…

Week in Review
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Week in Review

Start your Monday off by catching up on last week’s business travel news. In a show of continuing evolution of the airline industry, American Airlines is modifying its AAdvantage program according to The Motley Fool. Joining rivals United Continental and Delta, American Airlines confirmed that it will move to a revenue-based earning system for its…

New Survey Finds Satisfaction Significantly Higher for Business Travelers Enrolled in TSA PreCheck
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New Survey Finds Satisfaction Significantly Higher for Business Travelers Enrolled in TSA PreCheck

Navigating airport security is one of the most important parts of the modern travel process, yet, at times, it can be the most frustrating. Every day, as business travelers enter security lines at airports, their blood pressure increases as they wait in line to take off their shoes, remove their belts and place laptops in…

#RoadWarriors

#RoadWarriors

Millennials, far more than their Gen X or Baby Boomer colleagues, want to travel more for business. For some, this is part of a love affair with the road. For others, it’s a realization that nothing – not even technology – can replace a face-to-face meeting. Overall, according to a new U.S. study from the…

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Extended Stay Accommodations: Satisfaction, Preferences & Challenges

Earlier this month, GBTA released a study on extended stay accommodations in partnership with WWStay. It looked at usage patterns and preferences finding differences across generations and genders when it comes to U.S. international business travelers and also covered how extended stay accommodations fit into travel policies. This post looks into satisfaction, preferences and challenges…

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…