News & Articles - business travel

  • 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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  • Egencia announces Top 100 Preferred Corporate Hotels

    Annual awards program recognizes top-performing hotels from around the world Egencia, a leading global travel management company, has announced this year’s winners of its Top 100 Preferred Corporate Hotel awards program. With more than 300,000 hotels available in the Egencia global marketplace, finalists were selected based on popularity, pricing, desirable amenities to corporate travellers, customer service and overall guest experience in 2017. All 100 honorees earned a 100 per cent customer service rating from the 62,000 total travellers they served.…

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  • New GBTA Foundation report reveals companies may lack safety services and visibility into business travel plans

    Latest study uncovers the impact business traveller booking behaviour has on safety A new Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation report finds that more than three-quarters of business travellers in the U.K., Germany and France agree that their organisations care about their safety while travelling for work. Conducted in partnership with Concur, the How Traveller Booking Behaviour Impacts Safety study, also found risk management services supporting business travellers are still far from comprehensive and universal. “During these times of global uncertainty, business leaders have a responsibility to know where…

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  • Travel preferences among Canadian professionals differ based on industry: survey

    Exploring a new destination is a top consideration for Canadians when extending their business trip Canadians value the opportunity to travel, both for business and leisure – and each profession is doing things differently. New research from Booking.com for Business, the global leader in connecting business travellers with the widest choice of places to stay, reveals that over a quarter of (26 per cent) of all working Canadian professionals accepted their job in part or fully because of opportunities to…

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  • Calgary Marriott Downtown offers the ultimate business travel experience

    Modern comfort and state-of-the-art business amenities make this redesigned hotel a business traveller’s dream come true Business meets leisure in the heart of the city at the Calgary Marriott Downtown. The recently redesigned Marriott hotel features innovative, business-friendly amenities, while maintaining its signature attribute of premium service and comfort. Guests can now work, unwind and relax in their updated suites designed with the business traveller in mind. The upscale Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel offers you the perfect professional setting to…

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