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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

Travel Advocate Rep. Cohen Speaks at 14th Annual Legislative Symposium


Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN) spoke to over 100 attendees at the 14th Annual GBTA Legislative Symposium, an event that brings business travel professionals to Washington, D.C. to meet with lawmakers to share opinions on key industry issues. Rep. Cohen spoke about his historical fight against discriminatory taxes on rental cars and discussed his new bill

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

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