Today, the GBTA Foundation released a new study on virtual payment solutions sponsored by U.S. Bank. The following press release went out announcing the new report: Majority of Suppliers Accepting Virtual Payments About 20 percent of American businesses today pay for travel using cardless single-use “virtual” accounts, up from 13 percent last year, according to a
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Yesterday, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Meetings Committee and the Convention Industry Council (CIC) APEX Workgroup (APEX) released a new joint whitepaper, Improving eRFP Efficiency and Effectiveness for the Meetings Industry. The following press release went out announcing the new resource: The whitepaper combines findings from complimentary research conducted by the two groups in
This week’s round-up starts with raves and rants. Money reports on the most loved and hated airlines in America ranked by the number of passenger complaints. Southwest and Jet Blue found themselves among the most liked according to the report. What do you look for from an airline? Skift reported on a SITA survey showing
*This post originally appeared as a ‘letter from Mike’ in Global Business Travel magazine volume three, issue two.* We tend to think of disruptions negatively, as undesired events or activities. For business travelers, disruptions too often involve a loss of time and money. Thunderstorms can shut down airports and create cascading flight delays and cancellations.
A recent GBTA Foundation study released earlier this week showed an overwhelming majority (83 percent) of organizations that have travel risk management programs, have risk management protocols in place as part of their travel programs to ensure the safety and well-being of their business travelers. GBTA only expects this number to go up. Of those
New research released today by the GBTA Foundation and American Express looks into how U.S. business travelers feel about their travel experience and how those feelings affect their actual behaviors related to travel. The GBTA Business Traveler Sentiment Index™, in partnership with American Express, is a proprietary data-centered barometer based on business traveler’s attitudes toward