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  • Egencia Analytics Studio: Data visualization for business travel

    Press Release Egencia, the leading full-service digital travel management company (TMC), announces the launch of Egencia Analytics Studio, an enhanced data visualization and analytics platform to help companies bring their travel program story to life. Travel managers can explore data visually, discover hidden insights, identify new sources of savings and optimize spend across travel categories — air, hotel, train and car. “We live in a world where data is everywhere, but it’s only useful when you can turn data into…

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  • Aeroplan and Rocketmiles announce partnership renewal

    Aeroplan has announced the renewal of a multi-year agreement with Rocketmiles, a hotel booking site that helps consumers earn miles’ incentives. Rocketmiles is a wholly owned entity of Booking Holdings, the world’s leading travel and accommodations company whose portfolio of brands includes Booking.com and Priceline.com, among others. The extended partnership will enable Aeroplan Members to continue to earn up to 10,000 Aeroplan Miles per night on stays at hotels worldwide. Rocketmiles features more than 400,000 hotels in hotspots around the globe –…

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  • Technology, innovation and security were the hot topics of GBTA Conference 2018 – Toronto

    All new tech talks designed to identify new technology platforms The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – wrapped up yet another successful conference in Toronto this week. Technology, innovation and security were among the hot topics discussed throughout the industry gathering bringing together travel professionals and industry leaders for Canada’s premiere business travel event. The Conference saw more than 800 registrants and record attendance despite mother nature’s best attempts to keep…

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  • Business travel responsible for $40.1 billion in Canadian GDP, creates over 573,000 jobs

    Canadian business travel expenditures reached $35.8 billion in 2016 A new report issued at GBTA Conference 2018 – Toronto reveals the high potential of business travel to drive economic development and business success. The report, produced by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), in partnership with BCD Travel and Air Canada, also reveals the risk to the nation’s economy from a downturn in travel. The study, titled ‘The Canadian Business Travel Industry: Business Travel’s Impact on Jobs and the Canadian…

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  • Where sustainable travel is headed in 2018

    Research conducted by Booking.com reveals that awareness of eco-friendly accommodation options is growing, with global travellers seeking to book more of these greener stays than ever, while showing a willingness to absorb extra costs to ensure they are travelling more sustainably To celebrate Earth Day on 22 April, Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has released the findings from its most recent global Sustainable Travel Report.* The report indicates that…

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  • New panel announced for GBTA Conference 2018 Toronto: The Momentum of Technology & Innovation in Business Travel

    A new Centre Stage panel, The Momentum of Technology & Innovation in Business Travel, has been announced for GBTA Conference 2018 Toronto, adding to an already exciting line-up of industry speakers from April 16-18. “These phenomenal speakers can truly attest to how technology and innovation have altered the marketplace and the ways in which we conduct business,” said Nancy Tudorache, director of operations for GBTA Canada. “Because our industry evolves at such a rapid pace, today’s business travel professionals must…

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  • GBTA reveals Centre Stage panels at GBTA Conference 2018 Toronto

    The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, has revealed three of its Centre Stage panels at GBTA Conference 2018 Toronto, April 16-18. Panel discussion: Cross border security Leading executives will gather to discuss the current state of cross border security, updates to existing procedures, and the future of airport security. The panel will be moderated by Michael W. McCormick, GBTA Executive Director & COO. Panelists include: Scott Collier, Vice President of Customer and…

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  • GBTA launches new podcast: The Business of Travel

    On March 7, the Global Business Travel Association, the voice of the global business travel industry, launched an all-new podcast called The Business of Travel. The podcast will consist of weekly episodes featuring several industry experts and thought leaders on a range of key issues affecting the business travel industry. In the coming months, The Business of Travel will cover business travel’s role in employee recruitment and retention, the business travel experience, travel friction, travel technology, aviation regulations, Brexit’s impact…

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  • Navigating the ever-changing world of corporate travel

    Navigating the ever-changing world of corporate travel can overwhelm even the most seasoned travel professional. From artificial intelligence to the sharing economy to cryptocurrency, myriad factors play a role in shaping the industry, and, in turn, how your organization operates and manages its travellers. Staying updated on the latest trends, changes, and progressions in the industry is essential for any organization looking to grow. At GBTA Conference 2018 – Toronto, we’ll be discussing the biggest trends expected to impact managed…

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  • Egencia takes the turbulence out of rebooking flights with online air exchange

    Now available globally, clients can change flights online quickly and with confidence Egencia, a leading global travel management company (TMC), announced the availability of post-ticketing online air exchange for all its clients. It is the only TMC to offer this functionality at a scale that covers travellers from all types of companies globally. Travellers can now change flights themselves on either desktop or mobile after they book, with instant visibility on any potential fare changes and penalties. Modifications are quick…

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