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  • Overwhelming majority of companies keep travellers safe through travel risk management protocols

    Mobile technology helping companies communicate with and track employees The GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), today unveiled a study finding an overwhelming majority of organizations – 83 per cent — report their travel programs have risk management protocols in place in order to ensure the safety and well-being of their business travellers. It’s clear that travel risk management (TRM) protocols use is on the rise – of the organizations that said…

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  • GBTA Conference 2015 Toronto gains momentum with record attendance

    The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Canada held its 11th annual conference from April 20-22 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, in Toronto. True to its theme, Business in Motion, the conference was a hub of activity with a record number of more than 550 delegates and more than 65 exhibitors. Throughout the three-day conference attendees engaged in a number of educational sessions, that featured panel discussions and offered delegates the opportunity to address key issues with industry leaders to…

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  • U.S. business travel spending projected to top $310 billion in 2015

    GBTA forecasts favourable national outlook, despite weakened global economic state U.S. business travel ended 2014 on a high note, with record spending expected to reach $292.2 billion. The projection for 2015 also remains strong, as lower oil prices are expected to lead to increased consumer spending, boosting economic projects. This strong domestic economic news comes despite an overall weak global economic outlook, with trouble in Europe, Asia and Russia. Overall, U.S. business travel spending is expected to advance 6.2 per…

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  • GBTA foundation, Project ICARUS announce call for nominations for 2015 sustainability outstanding achievement awards

    Project ICARUS looking to recognize outstanding achievements in furthering business travel and meetings’ sustainability programs The GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), and Project ICARUS proudly announce the call for applications and nominations is open for the third annual Outstanding Achievement Awards for Sustainability in business travel and meetings across North America. The Project ICARUS Global Advisory Board and Sustainability Committee looks to recognize travel buyers, suppliers, intermediaries, individuals and groups who…

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  • Technology to transform the role of travel managers by 2019

    Travel managers expect their role to shift from tactical to more strategic activities Technology is poised to transform the role of travel managers within the next three to five years, according to a new study by the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). Travel managers see their positions shifting to a more strategic role, thanks in part to streamlining and automating processes. Today, travel managers’ responsibilities are dominated by tactical tasks, with…

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  • Ebola not yet affecting business travel

    Global Business Travel Association poll finds most business travel not currently impacted by Ebola outbreak Business travel has not been significantly impacted by the current Ebola outbreak, according to a poll of travel managers conducted by the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association. Nearly 80 per cent of the managers said international business travel has either not been impacted at all or has not been impacted much during the past month.  Likewise, more…

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  • Minor air travel mishaps create major business disruptions

    Worst mishaps cost travellers an average of $1,475, two days of missed work Air travel mishaps, such as delayed flights, cancelled flights and missed connections, are by far the most common travel problem encountered by today’s road warriors. Nearly 90 per cent of business travellers who experienced problems while travelling, experienced at least one mishap related to air travel, according to a new study by the GBTA Foundation – the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association…

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  • CWT and GBTA release 2015 Global Travel Price Outlook giving companies comprehensive look at year ahead

    First joint CWT and GBTA forecast shows moderate travel price increases expected worldwide Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) today released a new joint 2015 Global Travel Price Outlook report with the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). The report gives an early indication of what businesses can expect in 2015, helping them plan ahead during the upcoming budgeting period. The report highlights that demand from emerging markets such as China, India and Brazil…

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  • GBTA Foundation study examines payment solutions for travel managers, business travellers

    Study uncovers high demand for easing expense management reporting and reconciliation process Two new reports issued today by the GBTA Foundation — the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) — evaluate the landscape of travel payments from the perspectives of both the travel manager and the business traveller. The reports, Payment Solutions for Travel Managers and Business Traveller: Landscape of Travel Payments, sponsored by TSYS — a leading global commercial payments provider — reveal that…

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  • GBTA and MPI launch new CMM Designation Program

    Collaboration delivers robust business education for meeting and travel professionals The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) announced today that they have joined forces to create the new CMM Designation Program, the business standard of excellence for meeting and travel professionals. The program, which is the first and only collaborative designation for meeting and travel professionals, features an intensive business management study program led by highly esteemed university professors from renowned business schools. Together, GBTA and…

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