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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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. … Continue reading

Travel coalition supports the TSA Modernization Act

On October 24, a coalition of travel associations sent a letter to the Senate Leadership urging support for S. 1872, the TSA Modernization Act. A copy of that letter can be found here. The TSA Modernization Act would advance the … Continue reading

Compensation for travel buyers up 5.5 per cent year-over-year

Average compensation for U.S. travel buyers saw a 5.5 per cent year-over-year increase in 2017, reaching an average of $107,000, according to new findings. Median salaries are also up, increasing 7.5 per cent to $98,000. The GBTA Foundation’s 2017 Compensation … Continue reading

GBTA unveils speaker lineup for fourth annual ERM Symposium in Calgary

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, has unveiled the speaker lineup for GBTA Canada’s fourth annual Energy, Resources & Marine Symposium 2017 Calgary, on October 3. This event is geared towards buyers … Continue reading

Top five travel management company questions asked and answered

In 2016, organizations invested significantly in business travel, with global business travel spend approaching $1.3 trillion. However, as companies increasingly invest in business travel, they must equally invest in a managed travel program that balances employee needs with corporate goals. … Continue reading