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Travel Professionals Accept Direct Booking is Here to Stay, Work to Gain Visibility into Cost Savings and Risk Management


A new study from the GBTA Foundation, in partnership with Concur, explores priorities and challenges corporate travel programs face today. As the travel industry evolves in response to mobile technology and employee direct-booking behavior, travel professionals are finding they need to modernize their travel programs not only to control costs, but also to increase overall

Risk, Mobility and Consumerization Were the Hot Topics of GBTA Conference 2016 Frankfurt in Partnership with VDR


GBTA, VDR Wrap Successful Event With Record Attendance The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – and German business travel buyer association VDR – wrapped up their third successful joint conference in Europe this week with record attendance. The event brought together over 950 attendees from 20+

Dramatic Political Risk: An Unavoidable Reality


On Monday, international counter-terrorism and security expert Hagai M. Segal delivered the opening keynote at Centre Stage during GBTA Conference 2016 Frankfurt in Partnership with VDR. He called dramatic political risk an unavoidable reality in today’s world. Hagai talked risk and security to the packed audience of travel professionals from across the globe covering everything

Protecting Employees in the Face of Emerging Travel Risks


When you think of emerging travel risks, pandemic health issues like Zika, terrorist attacks and geopolitical turmoil are certainly at the forefront, but more frequent risks impacting traveler safety must also be considered. What if an employee inadvertently accesses sensitive data on a public network or loses their device on a trip? Does your company

Week in Review


A new report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research’s (Cebr) finds face-to-face meetings contribute £193 billion to the UK economy on an annual basis. According to Travel Daily News, Cebr suggests companies stand to gain an average of £147,200 per year when conducting face-to-face business. The Washington Post reports TripAdvisor has received a license to book

Week in Review


Samsung Galaxy Note 7s, airplanes and spontaneous combustion. Oh my! The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued an emergency order banning all Samsung Galaxy Note7s from air transportation, carry-on baggage and checked baggage on flights to, from or within the United States effective Saturday, October 15. BBC reports carriers in Australia, Asia and Europe followed

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