All posts by Monica Sanchez

Guest Post: BALANCING CONVENTION AND SUSTAINABILITY


*Kristina Weischadle, GBTA Sustainability Committee member, and the GBTA Sustainability Committee contributed the following guest blog post.* GBTA’s convention is a big event with nearly 7,000 attendees from the business travel industry meeting in one amazing location each year. A lot goes into making this event happen and a lot goes out…meaning waste, water, electricity,

Extended Stay Accommodations: What Travel Buyers Needs to Know


The GBTA Foundation conducted a new study in partnership with WWStay to understand how travel programs approach their need for extended stay accommodations. This is a follow up to a 2015 study showing nearly half of U.S. international business travelers have used extended stay accommodations in the past 12 months, with 72 percent of Millennials

Despite a Majority of Business Travellers that Prefer an OBT, Many still use other Options


It’s a common frustration among travel buyers: despite time, energy and resources that go into securing advantageous contracts with preferred air, ground and hotel providers, many business travelers still go outside of a business’ official travel channels such as a corporate online booking tool (OBT). A recent survey of European business travellers sponsored by Concur,

Booking Behaviors vs. Company Policy: An Opportunity for TMCs


A recent GBTA Foundation study, sponsored by Concur, talked to both business travelers and travel buyers about booking behaviors. Over the past year, business travelers are generally satisfied with booking business trips across a variety of channels. Looking at the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia, more than 85 percent of business travelers are

Expanding Roles in the Cards for TMCs


A recent GBTA Foundation study, sponsored by Concur, looked at how corporate travel programs keep adapting in today’s changing world. It focused on how travel management companies (TMCs) are serving companies and business travelers by surveying both travel buyers and the travelers themselves. Let’s talk about priorities over the next five years. Travel buyers in

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