Amex Meetings & Events launches platform for sourcing small meetings

Press Release American Express Meetings & Events (M&E), a division of American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), today announced the launch of Meetings Express. The platform provides users with a single global interface for sourcing small, simple and recurring meetings. … Continue reading

American Express Global Business Travel acquires Banks Sadler

International event management agency becomes part of American Express Meetings & Events American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has completed the previously announced acquisition of Banks Sadler. The international event management agency, headquartered in London, becomes part of American Express … Continue reading

Increasing security concerns present challenges and opportunities for travel managers

Business travellers remain concerned about safety Organizations must ramp up emergency planning efforts With global travel facing an ever-growing number of security threats, corporate travel buyers are dealing with a growing number of traveller concerns, and struggling to adopt the … Continue reading

Business travel responsible for $547 billion in U.S. GDP in 2016, creates over 7.4 million jobs

U.S. business travel spending reached $424 billion in 2016 A new report issued 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 … Continue reading

American Express GBT acquires leading meetings and events specialist

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has signed an agreement to acquire Banks Sadler, an international event management agency headquartered in London. The company will operate as part of American Express Meetings & Events, a division of GBT. When the … Continue reading

The future of talent in meetings and events

By Issa Jouaneh Meetings and events are about bringing people together. This is an industry that combines art and science to create unforgettable experiences, and relies heavily on talent within to manage the seamless execution of those experiences. To succeed, … Continue reading

American Express Global Business Travel shares tips for your first business trip

With a new class of graduates entering the working world, companies – especially startups and those focusing on the younger generation – are increasingly encouraging their staff to travel to enable personal and professional growth, so some recent grads might … Continue reading

American Express GBT announces new commercial leadership structure and appointments

David Reimer appointed to SVP/GM for the Americas Elyes Mrad appointed to SVP/GM, International American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has announced a refocused commercial leadership structure as part of the organization’s effort to create and deliver value for customers … Continue reading

Corporate travel buyers double down on safety and security

Amidst a challenging aviation security environment and the continued threat of terrorism globally—and as new proposed policies and regulations to address these concerns start to take shape—business travellers and travel managers are growing increasingly worried about travel safety, according to … Continue reading

Global Business Travel Forecast 2017 indicates subdued growth with only moderate price increases across air, hotel and ground transportation

After an uneven 2016 that saw only limited increases in overall pricing, the business travel outlook for next year looks to be similarly subdued, with flat to moderate rate increases expected globally across air, hotel and ground transportation, according to … Continue reading