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GBTA EU Hotel Committee Explores Hotel Program Savings Calculation Methods


*The GBTA EU Hotel Committee contributed the following blog post.* Do you know the most often-used methods for hotel program savings calculation in Europe? The GBTA Foundation conducted a survey in Europe to investigate how European travel buyers are calculating hotel savings. Based on the survey results, the GBTA EU Hotel Committee created a resource

Average Compensation for U.S. Travel Buyers Gets Moderate Year-Over-Year Bump


Average compensation for U.S. travel buyers saw a moderate 1.8 percent year-over-year increase in 2016 reaching $114,000, according to an annual study released today by the GBTA Foundation. Despite only a modest increase, almost three-quarters (73 percent) of travel buyers are satisfied with their compensation, while only 8 percent are dissatisfied – in line with

GBTA Canada Travel Sourcing Series Continues


GBTA Canada’s 2016 Travel Sourcing Series continues today in Toronto and Wednesday in Montreal as industry professionals come together in a buyer-only setting to discuss hot topics in the industry from cost savings strategies to sourcing strategies and tactics for success. During GBTA’s Convention this summer, Nancy Tudorache, director of operations for GBTA Canada, sat

GBTA Calls on TravelSky to Rescind Action Discontinuing Sale of Domestic China Flights via Any GDS Partner


*Update: Reports are there has been a partial rollback of the aggressive action TravelSky took. The major Chinese airlines have now restored the ability of foreign GDS’s to sell many (but not all) of their fares through foreign agents.*   The announcement of TravelSky’s unilateral decision to discontinue the sale of domestic China flights on

GBTA Convention 2016 by the Numbers


A lot can happen in just a couple of days, and GBTA Convention 2016 is the perfect example of that.  Nearly 7,000 individuals from over 50 countries attend to reap the benefits of months of hard work. With so many business travel education sessions, industry speakers and networking opportunities, it’s no wonder GBTA Convention 2016

Extended Stay Accommodations: What Travel Buyers Needs to Know


The GBTA Foundation conducted a new study in partnership with WWStay to understand how travel programs approach their need for extended stay accommodations. This is a follow up to a 2015 study showing nearly half of U.S. international business travelers have used extended stay accommodations in the past 12 months, with 72 percent of Millennials

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