Kick off your Monday by catching up on last week’s top business travel news. Memorial Day kicked off the summer travel season, and despite long waits at airport security, the Wall Street Journal reports that due to a surge in screeners and a new command center, the TSA was able to cut wait times, though
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The long Memorial Day weekend is upon us indicating the unofficial start of summer. To shepherd in the busy travel season, The Economist reports on the perils of checking work emails while on vacation. U.S. airlines and airports are spending millions on added workers to curb long security lines, as the coming Memorial Day weekend
In response to the expansion of the scope of the Value Added Tax (VAT) in China, GBTA issued the press release below: On 5 March 2016, China’s Premier Li Keqiang announced the expansion of the scope of the Value Added Tax (VAT) to several key sectors including hospitality to take effect from 1 May 2016.
For Earth Day, airports and airlines are marking the day with environment-focused special events, according to USA Today. In major news this week, the Los Angeles Times covered a recent GBTA Foundation report showing China has surpassed the United States as the global leader in business travel spending. Entrepreneur also reported on the reasons behind
GBTA’s Mike McCormick joined the Skift team this week along with Evan Konwiser, VP Digital Traveler for American Express Global Business Travel, to talk about how business travel is trying to become more traveler-friendly. Listen to the full podcast to hear more about traveler satisfaction, bleisure, technology in business travel and more. Also in Skift,
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
The aftermath of dealing with the tragic terror attacks in Brussels last week continued to dominate the news. The Economist’s Gulliver Business Travel blog wrote about why acts of terror are unlikely to stop business travelers from hitting the road. Travel Market Report’s Anna Gleskman reported on a GBTA poll showing 81 percent of global
GBTA was deeply saddened to hear the news of the terrorist attacks in Brussels Tuesday morning. Dozens of innocent people were killed in an attack that was more than just an attack on an airport and a metro system, but an attack on all of us and our way of life. We have updated the
Where do travel buyers get the most valuable add-ons for the lowest cost to their organization? According to a new survey of over 100 travel buyers across North America sponsored by Amadeus, it is hotel contracts where travel buyers can provide the most sought add-ons for their travelers at the lowest cost to their organizations.
The Wall Street Journal’s Scott McCartney asks how the airlines should spend their windfall driven by dramatically lower oil prices and years of cost-cutting and huge consolidation. He talks with GBTA’s Mike McCormick among others to find out ways the airlines could use that money to reinvest and improve the traveler experience. The Huffington Post