GBTA Daily News Brief - All the business travel news you need -- every day.
Convention 2022Professional DevelopmentGBTA HubBlog
August 1, 2022

Business Trips Set to Fall and Be ‘More Purposeful’ Post-Pandemic

Business trips will be more purposeful but fewer in number in a post-pandemic world, a group of bosses has suggested.

A panel of European business leaders responsible for corporate travel from across ten industries convened by Accor highlighted sustainability and wellbeing as two of the key watchwords in a world where financial budgets are being replaced by carbon ones.

Business travel will remain at a lower level than pre-pandemic, with Accor’s Sophie Hulgard, northern Europe senior vice president of sales, expecting 20% fewer business trips this year 2022 compared to 2019.

Another delegate at the ‘Masters of Travel’ event suggested there would be 50% fewer trips.

The forecast reduction was attributed to technology replacing the need to travel – the rest is ‘business critical’ travel.

However, Accor research revealed that workers expect to make 25% more revenue through face-to-face meetings than virtual ones, achieve three times as much from them, and benefit from a range of wellbeing advantages including much-missed social interaction with colleagues and associates.

Continue Reading
Share This Email

Forward This blank Tweet This blank Send to Linkedin blank Send to Facebook

Australian Budget Airline Bonza to Start Flying as Soon as Late September (NASDAQ)

Airlines Are Trying to Increase Diversity Among Future Pilots (TRAVEL PULSE)

Voyager International Airlines: Ghana’s New Air Service (SIMPLE FLYING)


Ministers Convene at ICAO to Explore Global Aviation Emissions Reduction Objectives to Combat Climate Change (ICAO)

How Sustainability Has Become a Marketing Necessity in Luxury Hotels (HOSPITALITY NET)


JPMorgan Takes Connected Commerce to Travel (PYMNTS)

New York City Subways to Get High-Speed Wi-Fi (FREQUENT BUSINESS TRAVELER)

IMG Partners with Bolt to Offer Device Protection to Travelers (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)


IHG® Hotels & Resorts celebrates the opening of its 6,000th hotel

IHG® Hotels & Resorts is celebrating the milestone of 6,000 open hotels around the globe and how our talented and passionate people deliver on our purpose of True Hospitality for Good. We are prepping for the next chapter of growth and are excited for the future. IHG will be at GBTA to join the best of the best from around the industry to reconnect and engage in meaningful conversations about the future of business travel.

Meet us at GBTA by visiting booth #1247. 

Be Part of the WINiT Photo Montage. Last Chance to Submit.

Looking for a way to celebrate the women, men and moments in your life where you furthered equality in your corner of the world? Submit photos for the WINiT by GBTA Summit opening montage August 14, the day before GBTA Convention 2022.

Watch this short video for details.


How to Help Us Green Convention

Do you want to help us green Convention? Commit to at least three out of these five actions, and you can add a Green Ribbon to your badge. Learn more about the Sustainability Pavilion and register here.


Booth #2804

Booth #3414

Preferred Hotels & Resorts
Booth #1229

Prince Waikiki/Prince Hotels Japan
Booth #1429

Private Jet Services
Booth #729

Qantas Airways
Booth #2821h

Qatar Airways
Booth #2821i

View all Exhibitors >>

GBTA Convention 2022
August 14 - 17
San Diego, CA

Travel Risk Management Bootcamp: Understanding and Implementing ISO31030
September 14 - 15
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM BST /
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM CEST /
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

GBTA Conference 2022 – Brussels in Partnership with VDR.
Nov 8 - 10

View More Events


GBTA 5K Run/Walk
Sunday, August 14 from 6:30 AM – 8:00 AM.
Made Possible by American Airlines
Register | View post.

Monkeypox Global Outbreak Update On 23 July the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared monkeypox a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Download Infographic | Read More View Post


New Zealand Fully Reopens Borders After Long Pandemic Closure (BBC)

Myanmar Tightens COVID Rules for Travelers (MANILA TIMES)

View Additional Resources


Director, Marketing

Directs marketing objectives, strategies, programs, and policies for all products and services for the organization. Works with the Head of Marketing to translate the overall marketing vision into integrated business plans, tactics, projects, and deliverables. Learn More

View Other Openings


Canada - Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes forecast in parts of western Canada through early Aug. 1. Ground, air transport disruptions likely.
France - Heatwave forecast to persist over parts of southeastern France through at least Aug. 3. Transport and power disruptions possible.
Spain - High temperatures forecast across parts of western, central, and southern Spain through Aug. 4. Transport and power disruptions possible.
South Korea - Disability rights activists resume protests at subway stations in Seoul, South Korea, as of Aug. 1. Train delays likely.
Philippines - Philippines extends COVID-19 rules of varying levels nationwide through Aug. 15. International travel curbs ongoing.

More Information

Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn  Youtube  GBTA Blog
Was this email forwarded to you? Please sign up to receive GBTA emails.
Not a member? Join today.
Advertise | Post a Job. | How can GBTA help solve your industry challenges?
Global Business Travel Association
1101 King Street, Suite 500, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
phone: +1 703 684 0836 | web:

Copyright © 2022, All rights reserved.
Update your GBTA email preferences