All posts by Kate Vasiloff

The Road to Successful Partnerships between Hoteliers and Travel Buyers


The success of most companies relies on the relationships built around it, whether that is with customers, suppliers or other partners. Successful partnerships are not built overnight, however, and can often take years to develop, requiring great effort by all parties. When it comes to establishing solid partnerships between hoteliers and corporate travel professionals, there

When Event Planning Meets Marketing


One-half (49 percent) of event planners report the marketing departments at their respective companies are always or often involved in the planning and execution of events, and an overwhelming majority find value in this type of partnership. Today, the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), in partnership

Average Compensation for U.S. Travel Buyers Gets Moderate Year-Over-Year Bump


Average compensation for U.S. travel buyers saw a moderate 1.8 percent year-over-year increase in 2016 reaching $114,000, according to an annual study released today by the GBTA Foundation. Despite only a modest increase, almost three-quarters (73 percent) of travel buyers are satisfied with their compensation, while only 8 percent are dissatisfied – in line with

How the Sharing Economy is Changing Travel Policies


There is no doubt that the sharing economy – particularly the rise in ride sharing and home sharing services – are changing the face of travel. The recent GBTA Business Traveler Sentiment Index™ Global Report, in partnership with American Express, finds that beyond consumer travel, many business travelers and corporate travel policies are addressing the

How do German and British Business Travellers Feel about Ground Transportation Loyalty Programs?


One of the perks of being a frequent business traveller is gaining points and status through the loyalty programs of preferred ground, air and hotel providers. Indeed, being able to get an upgrade and/or earn additional extras that business travellers value makes being on the road for business that much more pleasant. But how valuable

How Successful are Travel Buyers at Communicating Company Travel Policy?


82 percent of travel buyers believe they successfully communicate their company’s travel policy, according to a new survey, Valuable Vendor Contract Add-ons: Prioritizing + Communicating = Saving. The survey, which was sponsored by Amadeus, found that travel buyers by and large feel they effectively communicate company travel policies regarding approved vendors and booking channels for

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