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  • GBTA statement on the Brussels attacks

    The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today issued a statement in response to the Brussels attacks and is working to keep members apprised of the latest information. “GBTA is deeply saddened by the news of the terrorist attacks this morning in Brussels,” said Christle Johnson, GBTA president. “Dozens of innocent people were killed in an attack that was more than just an attack on an airport and a metro system, but an attack on all of us and our way…

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  • GBTA unveils speaker line-up for 12th annual Canada conference in Toronto

    The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the leading voice of the business travel industry in Canada – recently unveiled the speaker line-up for its 12th annual conference in Toronto from April 18-20, 2016 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The largest business travel management event in Canada, and third largest in North America, will feature discussions on hot topics important to the industry including the future of travel management, building collaborative partnerships within the purchasing chain, the role of…

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  • RFPs: A view from both sides of the events industry

    By Jennifer Glynn and Joe Nishi Getting a quote on pricing for your meeting and event is more challenging than ever. Trying to find the right venue, at the right value as quickly and efficiently as possible, with fewer resources than ever can be stressful for meeting planners. On the other side, venues have sophisticated revenue models, yield management and space optimization parameters that must be followed. There is constant pressure to increase profit margins to make up for past…

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  • GBTA statement on the Paris attacks

    The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today issued a statement in response to the Paris attacks and pledged to work with governments, private industry and business travellers to ensure the future safety and security of the global travel system. “The terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of more than a 120 innocent people and injured scores more are not just an assault on Paris, but on our modern way of life,” said Christle Johnson, President of GBTA. “On behalf of…

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  • MPI and GBTA celebrate new class of CMM recipients

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), announced today that they recently presented the distinguished Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM) to 26 more meeting and travel professionals, increasing the total number of CMM holders from 996 to 1,022 worldwide. This recent class participated in the program held May 31 – June 3, 2015, in Puebla, Mexico, and is the second group to earn the premier CMM designation…

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  • New GBTA study finds surprising insights into booking behaviours of business travellers

    Baby-Boomer and Millennial booking habits differ greatly Business travellers have diverse priorities when booking hotels and two of the top three rated factors focus on the outcome of the booking rather than the process, according to new research from the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). Surprisingly, 56 per cent of business travellers rank “finding the right price” among their top three booking priorities showing they may be receptive to travel buyers’…

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  • GBTA Foundation annual forecast predicts global business travel spending to hit record high of $1.25 trillion in 2015

    GBTA identifies five business travel markets of the future Despite recent economic turbulence, China business travel will increase by 61 per cent over the next five years, from $261 billion in 2014 to $420 billion in 2019. That increase is greater than the increases in business travel growth in the next eight largest countries combined, including the U.S., Germany, India, U.K., Indonesia, France, Turkey and Japan. These findings are part of an annual travel forecast released today at GBTA Convention…

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  • 2016 Global Travel Price Outlook reveals six global hot spots

    Demand drives air travel price increases New research identifies six hot spots – India, China, Colombia, Mexico, Singapore and Australia — where increased business travel demand is driving significant air price increases. This is despite global air travel prices displaying signs that they will be essentially flat in 2016. “Business travel is a leading indicator of global economic activity,” said Joseph Bates, GBTA Foundation vice president of research. “The top-line pricing outlook for air, hotel and ground in 2016 is…

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  • New whitepaper unveils best practices for increasing efficiencies with eRFPs

    The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Meetings Committee and the Convention Industry Council (CIC) APEX Workgroup (APEX) released today a new joint whitepaper, Improving eRFP Efficiency and Effectiveness for the Meetings Industry. The whitepaper combines findings from complimentary research conducted by the two groups in 2014 examining eRFP use, drivers and effects to provide recommendations for improving the eRFP process. GBTA conducted an online survey of 412 buyers, suppliers and third-party agencies in March of 2014 that looked at the…

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  • GBTA and MPI recognize new class of CMM recipients

    Industry leaders first to receive designation for enhanced program redesigned for both meeting and travel professionals The GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) announced today that they recently presented the distinguished Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM) to 46 meeting and travel professionals. This inaugural class marks the first group to successfully complete the updated CMM program developed jointly by GBTA and MPI and delivered by the University…

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