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40 Percent Of Companies Expect Business Travel To Resume Within 3 Months: New Poll

About 40 percent of companies predicted corporate travel will resume within the next three months, according to a new lighting poll conducted by the Global Business Travel Association. About 17 percent said six months was more realistic.
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The Coronavirus Has The Potential To Jeopardize The Global Business Travel Industry

The coronavirus has the potential to threaten the entire global business travel industry. According to a new lightning poll released today by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the virus could potentially cost the industry $46.6 billion per month. That translates into $559.7 billion annually, or 37% of the industry's total 2020 forecasted global spend.
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GBTA Polls Global Buyer Members On Concerns About The Coronavirus

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)—the voice of the global business travel industry today issues its lightning poll results.
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The CEO of one of Europe's fastest growing startups says hiring is his most important job. Here's why he calls every reference and has an 8-hour interview process.

TravelPerk, a travel software company based in Barcelona, is hiring up to 50 people a month after raising more than $100 million in a year. Even with that rapid growth, company CEO Avi Meir calls every reference for every candidate in order to ensure the right hire. Some candidates can spend a full eight-hour day being interviewed and assessed as part of the startup's hiring process.  Click here for more BI Prime stories. Hiring is a major focus area for startups, amid an increasingly competi...
Tags: Apple, Europe, US, Trends, Barcelona, Meir, Global Business Travel Association, TravelPerk, Avi Meir


GBTA Celebrates And Honors The Top 40 Women In Travel

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)—the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced the Top 40 Women in Travel. These outstanding women leaders were selected due to their contributions to the travel industry.
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Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Announces Michael W. McCormick To Leave Role As Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, announced today that after ten years at the organization, Michael W. McCormick has chosen to step down to pursue new opportunities. McCormick will remain in an advisory role to Scott Solombrino and the Board to ensure a smooth transition as GBTA prepares for the 51st edition of its annual Convention this August in Chicago.
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Women Business Travelers’ Safety Concerns

Read the full article on PeterGreenberg.com at - Women Business Travelers’ Safety Concerns A majority of U.S. based business women travelers say they’ve experienced safety issues on their trips. Recently, the Global Business Travel Association reported that 78% of the women it surveyed were concerned about sexual harassment or assault on their trips. And 65% were concerned about kidnapping. And perhaps, more importantly, 68% of the women business... The post Women Business Travelers’ Safety Conc...
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9 Business Trip Mistakes You Should Avoid

Don’t make your business trip even stressful by committing these silly mistakes. Being a business traveler is not fun. After all, it is not a leisure trip. The objective of the trip is to seal the deal or make a new client. And there are many challenges that add to this stress. From delaying flight or train, keeping the track of expenses, battling jet lag to finding good accommodation, business travel can take a toll on both the body and mind. According to a survey by Booking.com, 93% of busines...
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Companies Adopt Ride Sharing – But Not Room Sharing – in Business Travel Policies

Services provided by the sharing economy have increased adoption rates for shared transportation during business trips. But according to a new survey from Chrome River, the adoption rate for shared accommodation hasn’t reached the same levels. Instead of using Airbnb, HomeAway, or VRBO, business travelers are still opting to stay in hotels for their accommodations. Furthermore, the survey reveals more than half or 54% of the businesses surveyed don’t have any plans to adopt these services as pa...
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Travel News: July 25, 2018

Storms! 22,500 flights delayed, 3,150 canceled since Sunday USA Today Late flights and cancellations awaited fliers again on Tuesday as a stormy weather pattern remained entrenched along the East Coast. Already since Sunday, about 3,150 flights have been canceled nationwide and a whopping 22,560 delayed. The majority of those disruptions stem from stormy weather in the East, where airports in New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte and Orlando were among the many with s...
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GBTA launches podcast exploring business of travel

The Global Business Travel Association has launched a weekly podcast called The Business of Travel, which features industry experts and thought leaders exploring a range of key issues affecting the business travel industry.
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GBTA Announces Partnership with MPI to Deliver New Meeting and Event Education Track at Upcoming Conference

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) today announced the two associations are collaborating to present meeting and event focused education at GBTA Conference 2017 Frankfurt in Partnership with VDR, taking place in Frankfurt, 28-30 November.
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GBTA Kicks off India Conference in New Delhi

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)—the voice of the global business travel industry, kicked off GBTA Conference 2017 New Delhi today as part of its India Conference Series 2017. The annual flagship education and networking event for GBTA India, the conference will deliver a knowledge forum on best practices across the business travel lifecycle through a mix of panel discussions and presentations.
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Extended Stay America® Offers "Bleisure" Travelers Exclusive Deals And Tips Via Extended Perks Loyalty Program

According to a recent study from the Global Business Travel Association, 37 percent of business travelers combined their work trips with vacation days in the past year. Extended Stay America® hotels (ESA), the largest owner operated hotel chain in the U.S., is helping these "bleisure" travelers make the most of their time on the road with exclusive offers from the brand's no-strings-attached loyalty program, Extended Perks, and tips for maximizing free time.
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Business Travel Responsible for $547 Billion in U.S. GDP in 2016, Creates Over 7.4 Million Jobs

A new report issued today at GBTA Convention 2017 by the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association, in partnership with American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), highlights the positive economic impact business travel has on the nation's economy. The study, titled 'The U.S. Business Travel Economic Impact Report,' reveals business travel was responsible for about 3 percent ($547 billion) of U.S. GDP in 2016. Additionally, the research f...
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GroundLink Introduces Ride Now Service in Boston; Offers Rides in 20 Minutes or Less

Today at the Global Business Travel Association's annual conference in Boston, GroundLink, a global black car service that combines 24/7 customer service with leading technology to deliver safe, reliable transportation, announced the introduction of Ride Now®, an app-based service that allows customers to obtain a ride in 20 minutes or less. The new service is available starting today. The service expands the company's footprint in metro Boston and has also substantially reduced lead time...
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GroundLink Unveils New Corporate Car Service Tool: BRIO

GroundLink, a global black car service that combines 24/7 customer support with leading technology to deliver safe, reliable transportation in major cities around the world, unveiled BRIO, a new technology platform exclusively for managed business travel at the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Annual Convention in Boston today. The new ground transportation tool was created to alleviate everyday frustrations and pain points, which business travelers, travel arrangers and corporat...
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Are Corporate Travel Programs Getting the Hotel Rates They Negotiate? | By Kate Vasiloff

The GBTA Foundation, the education arm of the Global Business Travel Association, in partnership with HRS Global Hotel Solutions, conducted a global survey to assess if and how travel managers audit their hotel rates as well as reasons why some travel programs choose not to do so.
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Trump's Policies May Cost The U.S. $1.3 Billion, And That's Just In Travel

The U.S. will likely miss out on more than $1.3 billion in travel-related expenditures this year, in part due to the Trump administration’s policies, one international business travel group predicts. A loss in that range could mean thousands of lost jobs, and some other analysts project the overall monetary losses will be much higher. Political events like Brexit, President Donald Trump’s executive order “travel bans,” new laptop bans in the U.S. and U.K. and rumors of an expanded U.S. laptop b...
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Travel Tip: Safety Concerns for International Business Travelers

Read the full article on PeterGreenberg.com at - Travel Tip: Safety Concerns for International Business TravelersWhen it comes to terrorism, a good gauge is usually frequent business travelers. The Global Business Travel Association just studied the risks on the road — from illness and political... Read More...The post Travel Tip: Safety Concerns for International Business Travelers appeared first on Peter Greenberg Travel Detective.
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Phocuswright and GBTA Partner to Launch Innovation Series at GBTA Convention 2017

Travel industry research authority Phocuswright and the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced a partnership to launch the Innovation Series. This multifaceted, interactive program will bring the business travel industry's most impactful innovators to GBTA Convention 2017, July 15-19 in Boston. The Innovation Series and Innovation Row at Convention are sponsored by Travel Leaders Group."We are thrilled to join Phocuswri...
Tags: Travel, Boston, Phocuswright, Global Business Travel Association, GBTA, Travel Leaders Group, Boston Convention, Christle Johnson, Pete Comeau Phocuswright


GBTA on the forces shaping business travel today

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.
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Donald Trump Is Making Air Travel Even More Miserable

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Trump Administration Travel Restrictions Ward Off Business Travelers

Global Business Travel Association says the business travel industry lost $185 million in bookings the week following the original travel ban in January.
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Trump's Travel Ban Cost The U.S. At Least $185 Million, Report Says

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News: US Travel Industry Down $185 Million Since Trump Took Office

Premise According to the Global Business Travel Association, President Trump has cost the US travel industry a whopping $185 million since he took office, about 24 days ago. Experts believe the slump will continue and potentially get even worse. However, this drop is small in comparison to the current US travel industry size  of about $1 Trillion, according to industry stats website Statista.   Decline in Europe to US travel does not bode well. From pixabay. Rationale The controversial exe...
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Photo: rolfvandewal Tips up The Northeast is getting some freaking snow, finally. Even though many areas experienced unseasonable spring temps of 60 degrees on Wednesday, the National Weather Service is predicting anywhere from 8 to 18 inches of snow by the end of the storm. More than 1,600 flights were canceled. [CNN] Snow bases in the Northwest remain solid. Meanwhile the Cascades should expect at least 5 to 10 inches over the weekend, but for the most part, the Northwest mountains are alre...
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GBTA: Business travel took $185 million hit because of ban

The Global Business Travel Association said $185 million in business travel bookings have been lost because of the Trump administration's travel ban.
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Creating a Local SEO Welcome for New Neighbors and Travelers

Posted by MiriamEllisIn our ongoing quest for local prominence, are we leaving anybody out in the cold? For years, a fundamental message I’ve shared with almost every incoming local business client is that they need local SEO, specifically, because they need to be found on the web by local people. I’d estimate that 98% of everything our industry writes about is tied to this concept, and while this focus is sensible, today I’d like to highlight an underserved (but enormous) target local market: n...
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Is the Current Content Marketing Buzz Justified? 12 Case Studies of Industry Leaders

Content marketing is an online marketing technique that involves the creation, publishing, and distribution of content to a target online audience. The media formats used include how-to guides, blogs, news, case studies, video, e-books, white papers, infographics, quizzes, lists, webinar, surveys, interviews, editorials/ op-eds, email newsletters, podcasts, Q&A articles, and photos, among others. So, is content marketing an effective and efficient marketing technique? The best way to answer this...
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