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Getting the Most from Your Travel Spend in 2017


With the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, currency fluctuations, emerging markets, and various geopolitical events at play, planning and developing a travel budget can be challenging. As companies around the globe prepare for the new fiscal year, travel professionals are working diligently to determine how these factors will impact their travel spend. In order to assist 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

Video Blog: Breaking Down the 2017 Global Travel Price Outlook


Last month, the GBTA Foundation and Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) released the 2017 Global Travel Price Outlook. The third annual report provides global, regional and country-by-country projections for air travel, hotel, ground transportation and meetings and events prices in 2017. At GBTA Convention 2016, I had the opportunity to sit down with Yon Abad, Senior Director

Breaking News from GBTA Convention 2016


Every year leading travel companies from around the globe gather at GBTA Convention, and many use the event as a platform to announce their latest news, products and services. GBTA’s Media Day brings the latest breaking news into one place. Nearly 20 companies participated in the second annual Media Day to deliver their breaking news,

Future of Ground Transportation: Can’t we all Just Get Along?


Perhaps no segment of the travel industry has been as dramatically altered as ground transportation. The disruptive force of the sharing economy has turned ground transportation on its head, catching many taxi, limosuine and rental car companies struggling to keep up with the new services offered to commuters and business travelers alike. Traditional ground transportation

Week in Review


The United States is getting ready for its long holiday weekend to celebrate its independence from British rule 240 years ago. The United Kingdom’s decision to declare its independence from the European Union last week is still rippling through the global economy generally and business travel specifically with The Telegraph reporting on the uncertainty Brexit

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