Articles tagged “gbta”

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.

5 days 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 days 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 days 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

4 weeks ago

Time-Starved Business Travelers Are Missing the Bleisure Trend

Time-Starved Business Travelers Are Missing the Bleisure Trend

Hannah Sampson, Skift

While bleisure travel isn't growing in a huge way, this study shows nearly half of millennial business travelers add leisure to business trips. Those young travelers could cut back as they get older — or employers might need to better adjust to a rise in bleisure down the road.

2 months ago

Trump Slump Could Take a $1.3 Billion Toll on U.S. Travel Spending

Trump Slump Could Take a $1.3 Billion Toll on U.S. Travel Spending

Hannah Sampson, Skift

It's hard to know exactly how much the U.S. will lose out on international visitors and travel spending because of policies under the Trump administration, but the fact that an industry group is making this kind of statement shows that there's widespread concern.

2 months ago

Expanded Laptop Ban Spurs Airline Meeting with U.S. Homeland Security

Expanded Laptop Ban Spurs Airline Meeting with U.S. Homeland Security

Christopher Jasper, Mary Schlangenstein and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Is there an imminent threat or are U.S. federal authorities merely looking to have travelers from foreign countries avoid visiting the United States at all costs? Hopefully officials shared more information Thursday with major airlines and Airlines for America.

2 months ago

Interview: GBTA Executive Director on the Forces Shaping Business Travel Today

Interview: GBTA Executive Director on the Forces Shaping Business Travel Today

Hannah Sampson, Skift

While U.S. government actions in the past couple months have caused upheaval in the business travel world, the Global Business Travel Association executive director reminds us that the industry is dealing with all kinds of change at the moment.

4 months ago

Millennials Are the Biggest Adopters of Sharing Services in Business Travel

Millennials Are the Biggest Adopters of Sharing Services in Business Travel

Hannah Sampson, Skift

If young business travelers are making ride-sharing and home-sharing part of their routine, it's only a matter of time before the alternative options become mainstream.

4 months ago