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GBTA study finds business travel spending to grow globally

GBTA study finds business travel spending to grow globally

9 August 2013 Press Release Tourism News Organisations & Operators

Global business travel spending is expected to rise throughout 2013 and continue its ascent over the next several years, according to the latest installment of the GBTA BTI™ Outlook – Annual Global Report & Forecast, sponsored by Visa, Inc.  Global spending on business travel is forecast to reach $1.12 trillion in 2013, a 5.4% increase from 2012, with travel spend stabilising after a year rocked by worldwide economic and political uncertainty.

Travel Luminaries Converge at GBTA Convention 2013

Travel Luminaries Converge at GBTA Convention 2013

26 May 2013 Press Release Travel Events News

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced the speakers for the ‘Luminaries of Travel CEO Panel’ to be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, during the GBTA Convention 2013 in San Diego, California.  Philip Wolf , founder and retired chairman, PhoCusWright, will moderate the panel with leaders of major travel suppliers including David Kong , president and CEO, Best Western; Michael Batt , founder and chairman, Travel Leaders Group; and Steve Singh , CEO and chairman of the board of directors, Concur.

Business travel spending gains momentum as economy improves

Business travel spending gains momentum as economy improves

9 April 2013 Press Release Tourism News Organisations & Operators

An improving economic outlook with business and consumer confidence on the rise is expected to boost business travel in 2013, leading the Global Business Travel Association to upgrade its forecast for the year.  Stronger corporate profits, increasing job development and improvements in key export markets are fueling business travel spending after a sluggish fourth quarter that was dampened by political uncertainty due to the “fiscal cliff” debate.

GBTA asks DOT not to approve IATA Resolution 787

GBTA asks DOT not to approve IATA Resolution 787

7 April 2013 Press Release Airline News Organisations & Operators

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)—the voice of the global business travel industry—today filed comments with the Department of Transportation in Application for Approval of an Agreement (Resolution 787) by the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) filing seeking approval of their New Distribution Capability (NDC) proposal.

GBTA announces new program: GBTA spotlight on transformation

GBTA announces new program: GBTA spotlight on transformation

21 March 2013 Press Release Travel Events News Organisations & Operators

The Global Business Travel Association, the voice of the global business travel industry, launched a new recognition program: GBTA Spotlight on Transformation. This new program will focus on the future thought leaders of business travel management and will highlight successful innovations that allow the travel manager and the corporate traveler to elevate the business of travel.

GBTA China Conference 2013

GBTA China Conference 2013

20 March 2013 Press Release Travel Events News Organisations & Operators

Global corporations have been spending more and more on corporate travel in China over the last decade. Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world’s premier business travel and corporate meetings organization, predicts that $245 billion will be spent on corporate travel in China in 2013 and that the country’s corporate travel spending may surpass that of the US by 2014.