The GBTA Foundation, the research and education arm of the Global Business Travel Association, has announced the creation of a new RFP Guide to Strategic Meetings Management. This guide will represent a standard set of topics for an organization to ask vendors to address when soliciting vendor bids for an SMM program and to help guide internal communication or successful development or expansion of an SMM program.
The Global Business Travel Association - the voice of the global business travel industry - has announced the formation of a GBTA Russia chapter. The development of GBTA Russia means that the association now has activity and membership in all BRIC regions for the first time.
Business travel spending growth slowed through the tail end of 2012 as companies postponed critical investment decisions until after the U.S. presidential election and Congressional debate on the fiscal cliff. However, the business travel forecast for 2013 should be more positive, provided there is continued easing of economic and political uncertainty – presenting an early indication of greater corporate confidence in spending decisions.
If the U.S. economy falls over the “fiscal cliff,” it would have an immediate and severe impact on U.S. business travel, according to new research from GBTA Foundation. The new report analyzes the business travel impact of expiring tax cuts and automatic spending reductions – commonly referred to as the “fiscal cliff” – as well as the longer-term ramifications of leaving current levels of deficit spending unaddressed.
GBTA today announced the appointment of Catherine McGavock to the position of Director, Operations for Europe. Ms McGavock will replace Paul Tilstone as the regional head for Europe, and will be responsible for developing GBTA Europe as a region and overseeing the delivery of the association’s full membership, events, education & training and advocacy programmes.
GBTA announces the results of its second GBTA BTI™ Outlook – China report, a semi-annual analysis of one of the largest business travel markets in the world. The report, sponsored by Visa, includes the GBTA BTI™, an index of business travel spending that distills market performance over a period of time.
Economic turmoil in Europe, slower growth in China and U.S. unemployment are expected to curb business travel growth in the United States through the end of the year, according to the latest GBTA BTI™ Outlook – United States, a report from GBTA sponsored by Visa, Inc. With disappointing job gains and the upcoming Presidential election on the horizon, businesses appear to be taking a cautious approach to their investment in travel until there is greater economic certainty.
The Global Business Travel Association (“GBTA”), the world’s premier business travel and corporate meetings organisation, announces the results of its second GBTA BTI Outlook – Western Europe report, a semi-annual analysis of the five most critical business travel markets in Europe: Germany, the UK, France, Italy and Spain.
The Global Business Travel Association - the voice of the global business travel industry – has announced its collaboration with the International Air Transport Association. The trade bodies will cooperate on a study on the use of corporate data by business travel aggregators.
GBTA today announced the closing keynote speaker for the GBTA Europe Conference 2012 being held in Budapest on September 19th – 21st 2012. The conference will focus on aspects of globalisation and customised service delivery as well as an insight into industry affairs and their impact on professional travel management.