Week In Review
The Week In Review is back today after a short hiatus to keep you up to date on the latest news in business travel. Skift’s Dan Peltier highlighted 8 charts on where next generation of big-spending business travelers will come from according to the GBTA Foundation’s annual forecast for business travel.
USA Today reports on a study recently obtained and reported on by the AP showing air traffic controllers are suffering from chronic fatigue due to their schedule and making mistakes because of it. In other airline news Skift reports that DOT numbers show baggage complaints are on the rise for U.S. passengers and Business Traveller writes that Emirates will operate the world’s longest non-stop flight when it launches a service from Dubai to Panama City in February. Also, according to Orlando local news Senator Bill Nelson is not happy about airline fees.
The Globe and Mail asks, “Should you use Uber for Business?” The story cites a GBTA study that found that one in four travel buyers say their companies don’t allow their business travellers to use ride-sharing companies and many companies don’t have policies yet.
Chris McGinnis of the Travel Skills blog reports on the new 2016 Global Business Travel Price Outlook from GBTA and CWT, which says hotel rates are likely to show increases worldwide as demand overtakes supply. The study also reveals hotel prices in the U.S. in cities where tech and entertainment industries are dominant will have the highest projected increases. McGinnis asks about another driver of price change though – room supply – and writes about its potential impact.
Travel Pulse highlighted another GBTA study in partnership with American Express that focused on global business travel trends. The report surveyed more than 3,800 business travelers across the globe highlighting technology’s central focus for business travelers today as well as satisfaction across a variety of travel-related items.
Your list for this week provides you with part one of a series of tips to healthier business travels from Business Traveler.