April 20, 2023

News to Know

How to Combine a Business Trip with a Vacation

The long history of road warriors adding vacation days before or after a business trip, initially a response to the old airline pricing practice of marking up midweek round trips, is getting a fresh look thanks to the widespread acceptance of remote work.

High inflation that has driven airline fares up by 18% over the past year are also a big driver, according to Suzanne Neufang, CEO of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA).

“If you’re already on a plane, [that’s] a huge motivation. If your basic transportation… is already covered by your employer, I think that’s a huge benefit, and a reason why business travelers are interested in this,” she says.

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June 13 | Washington, D.C.

Join leading brands like United Airlines, Google, Bank of America, Bain & Company, Travalyst, Everland, and many more at the second global Sustainability Summit. This one-day interactive event will foster connections and exchange among industry and policy leaders by providing a forum for frank discussions about the challenges and opportunities to drive climate action in the business travel sector.

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Upcoming Events

Town Hall with the GBTA Board of Directors
April 24
11:00 AM-12:00 PM EDT
10:00 AM-11:00 AM CDT
4:00 PM-5:00 PM BST
5:00 PM-6:00 PM CEST

The Fundamentals of Strategic Meetings Management
May 5
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

GBTA Canada Conference 2023 – Toronto
May 15 - 17

GBTA Sustainability Summit
June 13

GBTA U.S. Legislative Summit
June 14 - 15

GBTA Convention 2023
Aug 13 - 15

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