Articles tagged “gbta”

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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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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 years 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 years 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 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years ago

U.S. Business Travelers See Terrorism as Most Important Concern

U.S. Business Travelers See Terrorism as Most Important Concern

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Most business travelers are still extremely concerned about the threat posed by terrorism. They also think that their employers are doing a good job taking care of their safety when traveling for business.

2 years ago

Businesses Are Getting an Unwelcoming Vibe From the Travel Ban

Businesses Are Getting an Unwelcoming Vibe From the Travel Ban

Hannah Sampson, Skift

International business travel to the U.S. has been a weak point recently due to the strong dollar. We may be about to find out how much worse it can get.

2 years ago