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One-Half of Travel Buyers to Cut Spending with Lufthansa Once €16 Per Booking Surcharge Goes Into Effect on September 1


GBTA recently conducted a survey of travel buyers living in the United States and put out the release below this morning revealing its findings. In June, the Lufthansa Group airlines announced that it plans to add a surcharge to tickets purchased anywhere other than its websites, service centers and airport ticket counters beginning next week

Business Travelers View on the Economy


Recently, the first ever GBTA Global Business Traveler Sentiment Index™ in partnership with American Express revealed how business travelers across the globe feel about their travel experience and how those feelings affect their actual behaviors related to travel. A key finding of the study revealed travelers are optimistic about the health of their industry, though

Week in Review


Last weekend, an air traffic control glitch caused major delays hitting Washington, D.C. and New York especially hard. GBTA called for a top-to-bottom review of the air travel disruption calling it an unacceptable outcome and pressing for a close examination of the long-term planning process. In better news for consumers, Slate reports that airline ticket

Week In Review


The Week In Review is back today after a short hiatus to keep you up to date on the latest news in business travel. Skift’s Dan Peltier highlighted 8 charts on where next generation of big-spending business travelers will come from according to the GBTA Foundation’s annual forecast for business travel. USA Today reports on

How to Spot Human Trafficking at Airports


At GBTA Convention 2015, the GBTA Foundation announced a partnership with ECPAT, the leading anti-trafficking policy organization fighting sex tourism. GBTA is working to mobilize the travel industry against child exploitation in travel by encouraging the business travel industry to adopt and implement ECPAT’s Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct, the only voluntary, industry-driven set of guidelines

A Travel Policy Void


New research from the GBTA Foundation sheds light on the impact that ride-sharing companies are having on the business travel industry. While one in four companies do not allow their travelers to use ride-sharing companies, many have no policy in place, creating risks for companies and travelers alike. A panel Tuesday at GBTA Convention in Orlando

Tuesday’s Theme of Convention: Technology’s Impact on Travel


Tuesday morning, Dorothy Dowling, Senior Vice President, Best Western Marketing and Sales, led a fascinating panel on the Future of the Travel Distribution Landscape at GBTA Convention 2015. She was joined by Douglas Anderson, CEO of Carlson Wagonlit Travel; Scott V. Alvis, Chief Marketing Officer of Amadeus North America; and David Pavelko, Director of Travel

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