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How Do Travel Managers View Corporate Booking Technology?

Alexandria, Virginia – The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the world’s largest business travel association, today launches the findings from a study into how travel managers view online booking tools (OBTs). The study, made possible by Deem, examines how U.S. and Canada-based travel managers view corporate booking technology and how the pandemic has impacted…

Over Two in Three Travel Programs Impacted by Payment-Related Data Breach in the Past Year

Alexandria, VA (April 25, 2019) – Nearly 70 percent of travel buyers say their business travelers have been affected by a payment-related data breach from an outside vendor such as an airline, hotel or retailer in the past year, according to new research out today from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) in partnership with AirPlus International. The research also reveals that travel buyers believe the risk of fraud is growing, with two-thirds (68 percent) saying travel programs face a greater risk of fraud today than they did two to three years ago.

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Podcast: How Technology Impacts Traveller Behaviour & Safety

For this week’s episode, The Business of Travel previews GBTA webinar content airing a recent session called How Technology Impacts Traveller Behaviour & Safety. During the webinar experts from GBTA and SAP Concur dive into the results of a recent European research study that looked to explore business traveller booking behaviour.

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…

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Podcast: Convention Preview Episode: All About Education!

For this week’s episode, The Business of Travel interviews GBTA’s SVP of Professional Development and Research Amanda Cecil to learn all about what to expect out of education at the upcoming GBTA Convention. Hope to see you there starting this Saturday – August 11-15 in San Diego!     You can download and listen to The Business of…

Creating a Frictionless Travel Experience – Part 1
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Creating a Frictionless Travel Experience – Part 1

The GBTA Foundation, in partnership with Sabre Corporation, set out to explore the topic of traveler friction around the world. The recently released study looked at traveler friction from both the business traveler perspective and also from the perspective of the managed travel and human resource professional. The objective was to identify the main challenges…

Risk, Mobility and Consumerization Were the Hot Topics of GBTA Conference 2016 Frankfurt in Partnership with VDR
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Risk, Mobility and Consumerization Were the Hot Topics of GBTA Conference 2016 Frankfurt in Partnership with VDR

GBTA, VDR Wrap Successful Event With Record Attendance The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – and German business travel buyer association VDR – wrapped up their third successful joint conference in Europe this week with record attendance. The event brought together over 950 attendees from 20+…

Video Blog: Benefits & Barriers for Single-Use Virtual Payments

Video Blog: Benefits & Barriers for Single-Use Virtual Payments

During our Convention this summer, GBTA’s Nancy Tudorache caught up with Jennifer Swenson of U.S. Bank at the GBTA Broadcast Studio after she took part in an education session on virtual payments. Jennifer shared highlights from a GBTA Foundation research project conducted in partnership with U.S. Bank focusing on the benefits and barriers of virtual…

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Week in Review

This week in business travel news, Inc. covered the latest GBTA study, in partnership with American Express, showcasing the Millennials’ secret weapon for winning over business. Successful Meetings also covered the study, writing about Millennials embrace of business travel with a majority of the group saying technology can never replace face-to-face meetings to get business done. In…