Articles tagged “gbta”

Corporate Travel Execs Hope 2018 Will Be Less Tumultuous Than Last Year

Corporate Travel Execs Hope 2018 Will Be Less Tumultuous Than Last Year

Amy Merrick, Skift

Leaders in corporate travel expect a strengthening global economy to propel the industry in the year ahead – so long as security concerns remain stable. With unemployment low, businesses are increasing their focus on traveler satisfaction to compete for employees.

2 weeks ago

Half of European Business Travelers Shun Their Corporate Booking Tools

Half of European Business Travelers Shun Their Corporate Booking Tools

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Business travelers in Europe are completely divided on how they prefer to book their work travel. Travel management companies need to make their online booking tools more compelling and easier to use.

2 months ago

Global Business Travelers Agree the Biggest Hassle Is Time Spent in Transit

Global Business Travelers Agree the Biggest Hassle Is Time Spent in Transit

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Every business traveler hates delays and annoying layovers. There are pronounced regional differences in the value business travelers perceive during and after a trip, though.

3 months ago

Business Travelers Weigh Ease of Biometrics Against Privacy Concerns

Business Travelers Weigh Ease of Biometrics Against Privacy Concerns

Amy Merrick, Skift

Business travelers are embracing the increasing use of facial-recognition software and fingerprint reading at airports to speed lines, but privacy advocates raise concerns about the security of information and its potential use.

4 months ago

Business Travel Is Expected To Grow Amid High Uncertainty — Meetings Innovation Report

Business Travel Is Expected To Grow Amid High Uncertainty — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

While spending on business travel is forecasted to grow significantly in the next five years in both developed and emerging markets, there has also never been so much uncertainty collectively around global political, social, and economic disruptions.

6 months ago

Business Travel Spending Is Expected to Gain Steam Globally by 2018

Business Travel Spending Is Expected to Gain Steam Globally by 2018

Hannah Sampson, Skift

While growth prospects for business travel spending look strong for next year into 2020, there is still enough uncertainty that experts are adding lots of caveats to their forecast.

6 months ago

Cities Want to Leverage Conventions Better to Drive Growth — Meetings Innovation Report

Cities Want to Leverage Conventions Better to Drive Growth — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

There's a growing conversation in the U.S. about how city governments and convention bureaus can better pool their resources to promote their local startup and research communities to convention organizers.

6 months ago

GBTA Notebook: The Future of Corporate Travel Is Basically the Same as the Past

GBTA Notebook: The Future of Corporate Travel Is Basically the Same as the Past

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Another year, another GBTA. It seems like corporate travel is heading in the direction of offering more options to business travelers, but progress remains slow.

6 months ago

U.S. Business Travelers More Likely to Drive Than Fly to Meetings

U.S. Business Travelers More Likely to Drive Than Fly to Meetings

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It can be easy to forget that most U.S. business travelers aren't road warriors hitting multiple cities in a week. Sometimes we fixate too much on those who travel the most instead of the majority, who spend a day or two visiting clients or potential customers.

6 months ago

The Real Reasons Business Travelers Don’t Get What They Want

The Real Reasons Business Travelers Don’t Get What They Want

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Beyond limiting company spending, there are financial reasons why business travelers feel so constrained by corporate travel-booking policies. It's time for everyone to be honest about them.

6 months ago

Travel This Week — What To Expect

Travel This Week — What To Expect

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Both the Global Business Travel Association Convention 2017 and United's second quarter earnings this week should give us a better handle on how corporate travel demand is faring in the Age of Trump and political uncertainties around the globe.

6 months ago

Are Travel Managers Missing Out When They Don’t Solicit Business Traveler Feedback?

Are Travel Managers Missing Out When They Don’t Solicit Business Traveler Feedback?

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Many travel managers do not solicit feedback from their travelers, which seems like a missed opportunity. The evidence, however, shows that reacting to traveler feedback doesn't necessarily lead to more satisfied travelers.

7 months ago