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The United States is projected to lose $1.3 billion in travel-related expenditures in 2017, including hotels, food, rental cars and shopping expenses that inbound travelers would have spent. According to GBTA, $250 million will be lost in spending from inbound business travelers from Europe and the Middle East. The Verge claims Trump’s laptop ban on

Week in Review


On Tuesday, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing on U.S. airline customer service featuring representatives from United, Alaska, Southwest, American and the Consumers Union. According to Skift, members of Congress urged executives to improve their customer service and questioned airlines’ overbooking practices. GBTA released a statement on the hearing, sharing results from

Week in Review


This week, GBTA announced Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian as a featured speaker at GBTA Convention 2017, July 15-19 in Boston. According to Skift, the business travel industry holds its breath as it awaits Trump’s next travel ban. In an online webinar offered by GBTA, immigration attorney Cornia Farias offered companies solutions for preparing

GBTA Week in Review


The Economist reported on the results of the latest GBTA China BTI results that showed that China is now the leading business travel market in the world. This coverage rounded out a busy week for GBTA, which held its annual Legislative Symposium, where more than 100 GBTA members came to Washington, D.C. to meet with

Week in Review


GBTA released its latest quarterly forecast for U.S. business travel this week and business travel volume is on the rise. Charisse Jones of USA Today reported on the study saying an additional 2 million business trips are expected to take place this year over last and cites GBTA’s Joe Bates explanation that the cost of taking a

U.S. Business Travel Volume on the Rise


The GBTA Foundation released its latest quarterly U.S. business travel forecast today and trip volume is on the rise. While we lowered our forecast for business travel spending from last quarter because the costs of travel are falling and are now expecting 3.1 percent spending growth to $295.7 billion, we increased the forecast for person-trip volume

Week in Review


Business travel is back, but the perks are not according to a USA Today article. GBTA’s Mike McCormick was interviewed for the article saying the growth in business travel comes back to that overall feeling of corporate confidence and seeing a return from putting business travelers on the road. He added that travelers are packing

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