Global Business Travel Association

  • The Coronavirus has the Potential to Jeopardize the Global Business Travel Industry

    Published on : Friday, February 28, 2020

    The coronavirus has the potential to threaten the entire global business travel industry. According to a new lightning poll released today by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the virus could potentially cost the industry $46.6 billion per month. That …

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  • ‘Trump not responsible for negative impact on American tourism industry’

    Published on : Friday, October 12, 2018

    According to the Global Business Travel Association the number of international visits to America fell by around 5%  creating a loss of £140million a week to the US economy.  During the first six months of 2017  arrivals went down by …

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  • Business travel slated to be most costly in 2019

    Published on : Saturday, July 28, 2018

    Business tourists should expect to pay a higher amount for flights and rooms in the coming year as predicted by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA).   Hotel prices are slated to rise by nearly 3.7% and airfare costs are …

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  • 3.7% rise in global airfares, 2.6% in hotel rates in 2019

    Published on : Wednesday, July 25, 2018

     It has been predicted by the annual business travel forecast from Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) and the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) that the airfares will rise more than 7 percent in India, New Zealand, Norway, Germany and Chile.   …

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  • US-based business travel accounted for $45 billion company spending in 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, July 4, 2018

    US project-based business travel accounted for approximately $45 billion in terms of dining, lodging, transport and other expenses last year as per the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). This term refers to travels involving around a project. It has both …

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  • Expedia: more business tourists fuse business and leisure in tours

    Published on : Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    A recent Expedia survey states that a greater number of corporate travellers have started fusing business and leisure in what is termed as ‘bleisure travel’ and at times even bring their family along for the weekend.   Luth Research and …

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  • Peter Mansbridge named the featured speaker at GBTA Conference 2018 Toronto

    Published on : Thursday, January 25, 2018

    The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, announced Peter Mansbridge as a featured speaker for its 14th annual conference in Toronto from April 16-18 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. His appearance is …

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  • Global Business Travel Association comes up with new digital platform

    Published on : Friday, December 8, 2017

    The Global Business Travel Association has come up with a fresh online platform.   The new platform is quite mobile-friendly, streamlined and most significantly, makes looking for information simple.   Michael W. McCormick who is the Executive Director and COO …

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  • China’s corporate travel market expanding steadily

    Published on : Monday, November 27, 2017

    The business travel market of China has started expanding steadily leading to fresh opportunities for various travel brands all across the world.   A German travel payment company AirPlus International mentioned that its turnover in China had touched more than …

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  • Airbnb presents new, smart tool for corporate travellers

    Published on : Friday, October 20, 2017

    Airbnb, the new San Francisco-based short-term rental solution has declared that it has unveiled a brand new search function exclusively designed for road travellers.   The new feature helps one navigate through listings to focus on the ones that have …

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  • GBTA report reveals top challenges of business travellers

    Published on : Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    A brand new report released by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) mentioned that the time spent in transit is the most challenging aspect of corporate travel.   Changing a flight mid-trip, layovers, work environment during the transit and preparing …

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  • Siegfried W. Kiefer to Keynote Energy, Resources & Marine Symposium 2017 Calgary

    Published on : Thursday, September 14, 2017

    The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, announced Siegfried W. Kiefer as the keynote speaker for GBTA Canada’s fourth annual Energy, Resources & Marine Symposium 2017 Calgary, October 3.     Siegfried W. …

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  • Revised stats show tourism drop, Trump slump fears realized

    Published on : Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    The international inbound tourism in the year 2017 presented a miserable spectacle as the U.S. Travel Association revised earlier optimistic estimates to present an assessment of the recent travel market. The report now warns of ‘storm clouds for the inbound …

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  • Global business travel spending likely to escalate by 2018

    Published on : Friday, July 21, 2017

    Spending in the sphere of business travel across the world progressed at a snail’s pace in 2016, increasing with a meager 3.4% to touch $1.26 trillion as per a new report published this week.   The Global Business Travel Association …

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  • CWT: Global airfare and hotel prices to rise in 2018

    Published on : Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    Global travel prices are expected to soar sharply next year, reaching almost 4% increases in certain sectors as revealed by the fourth annual 2018 Global Travel Forecast.   The survey has been produced in partnership with the GBTA Foundation that …

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  • Airbnb eases business travel via Concur integration

    Published on : Friday, July 14, 2017

    Since quite a long time, Airbnb has been posing certain challenges for corporate travellers triggering leakage and subsequent safety concerns when they decide to reside in an apartment rather than a conventional hotel room.   Now, it appears that Airbnb …

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  • Will revised travel ban bring any change to the U.S. tourism industry?

    Published on : Monday, July 3, 2017

    The travel industry experts finds the 90-day U.S. travel ban by the Trump administration imposed on the six Muslim-majority countries last week will have equal ramifications around the globe as the January travel ban.     Lisa Simon, executive director …

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  • GBTA Convention 2017 surpasses more than 1,000 registered buyers

    Published on : Friday, April 14, 2017

    The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, announced that more than 1,000 business travel buyers have registered for GBTA Convention 2017, marking the earliest in the event’s history that this milestone has been …

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  • Airline industry experts show concern over electronics ban

    Published on : Thursday, March 23, 2017

    The latest airline-centric move by the Trump administration declared a ban on carrying on electronic devices which are larger than a cellphone into the cabin luggage of some of the airplanes. Travel experts have expressed their concern over this latest …

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  • Business travellers rate how safe travel feels to top developed and emerging destinations

    Published on : Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    Business travelers view terrorism as the greatest safety risk they face on the road, according to a new study released by the GBTA Foundation, the research and education arm of the Global Business Travel Association. Almost half (45 percent) rank …

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