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  • Arlene Dickinson to speak at 2019 GBTA Conference in Toronto

    The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced Arlene Dickinson as a featured keynote speaker for GBTA Conference 2019 – Toronto, taking place April 15-17, 2019 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. “It will be a true pleasure to welcome yet another iconic Canadian, Arlene Dickinson, to the stage at our 15th annual Toronto conference,” said Nancy Tudorache, GBTA director of operations, Canada. “Ms. Dickinson is a household name having been on…

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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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  • 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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  • 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 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 deployment of new technologies at security checkpoints, mitigate risks to public areas at airports, and reduce delays in air travel. The bill would also give the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) additional tools to expand TSA PreCheck, a valuable trusted traveler…

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  • 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 and Benefits study delves into salaries, bonuses and benefits for U.S. travel buyers and reveals differences in compensation based on a variety of factors including experience, region, position, company travel spend, and gender. Compensation disparities The largest gap in compensation…

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  • 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 who manage travel within companies in the energy, resources and marine sectors. Business travel professionals will be able to partake in education sessions, discussion panels, and exclusive networking opportunities. “We are delighted to welcome a variety of industry leaders to…

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  • 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. Unraveling the intricacies of travel management can be daunting without a travel management company (TMC) in tow, so the GBTA Foundation partnered with U.S. Bank to outline the considerations involved in choosing a TMC. 1. Do I need a TMC?…

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