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High Interest in Corporate Travel Loyalty Programs


A recent study from the GBTA Foundation found high interest in both corporate hotel loyalty programs and adding incentives to individual programs to encourage booking through authorized channels. The study, Making Hotel Loyalty Programs Work for You and Your Travel Program, sponsored by Hilton Worldwide, surveyed more than 200 U.S. Corporate Travel Managers and revealed

GBTA, American Express Release First-Ever Global Business Traveler Sentiment Index


In May, the GBTA Foundation and American Express teamed up to bring you a first-of-its-kind study looking into how U.S. business travelers feel about their travel experience and how those feelings affect their actual behaviors related to travel. Today the two companies are back with an all-new global outlook. The first-ever GBTA Global Business Traveler

GBTA Latin America Conference in Sao Paulo Features Education, Networking and More


In late June, GBTA hosted its third annual successful conference in Sao Paulo, Brasil with more than 300 total attendees bringing together business travel professionals from Brasil with suppliers worldwide. The event took place at the Pullman Hotel, Vila Olympia, Sao Paulo, located within one of the city’s most prominent financial centers. With the continuing expansion of

U.S. Business Travel – By The Numbers


Earlier this week the GBTA Foundation released its latest quarterly forecast for business travel in the United States. Here are the key stats you need to know: U.S. business travel spending will increase by 4.9 percent in 2015 to $302.7 billion and the 2016 outlook anticipates a surge in economic activity and confidence leading to

GBTA Unveils Media Day Line-Up


The business of travel has brought the world within reach, with borders blurring and people intersecting in all corners of the globe. GBTA Convention brings the entire industry together every year making it a “do not miss” event. Every year there is a spectacular line up of speakers, educational offerings, the largest travel Expo floor

Single-Use Virtual Accounts Gaining Popularity Among Business Travelers


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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