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The Business of Travel

Release Date: 05/27/2022

Navigating the Return to the Office and Return to the Road show art Navigating the Return to the Office and Return to the Road

The Business of Travel

Kristen Ahye, Director of Acquisition Integration at American Express Global Business Travel, sits down with Amy Simpson, VP and GM of Global Client Group at American Express Global Business Travel, to discuss the changes in deciding when its necessary to travel and how to maintain relationships with clients in a post-pandemic environment. This enlightening conversation provides insight into the past several years and explores what returning to the office and the road means to women in the modern workplace.

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How a Pandemic Pivot Set the Stage for Better Events Ahead show art How a Pandemic Pivot Set the Stage for Better Events Ahead

The Business of Travel

Mitch Malinsky, Head of Strategic Partnerships at PheedLoop Inc., sits down with GBTA’s head of Communications, Research and PR, Debbie Iannaci, at the GBTA Conference 2022 – Toronto Podcast Booth to share advice for event planners looking to plan events going forward in the aftermath of the global pandemic.

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A Whole New World USA: An update on the 2021 GBTA Business Travel Index show art A Whole New World USA: An update on the 2021 GBTA Business Travel Index

The Business of Travel

Last year, GBTA released our flagship report—the Business Travel Index or BTI—in partnership with HRS. The BTI estimates business travel spend around the world and forecasts spending five years into the future. With a new BTI set for release at the GBTA Convention in August 2022, and a VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) world that brought some more unforeseeable events that happened since, we wanted to reflect back on last year’s release and examine where the industry stands today and discuss some of the key trends and issues that will likely drive the updated...

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Customer Experience, ESG, Recovery and Innovation in Corporate Travel show art Customer Experience, ESG, Recovery and Innovation in Corporate Travel

The Business of Travel

A trio of leaders from Direct Travel – Brian Robertson, President; Darryl Hoover, Chief Technology Officer; and Donna Brokowski, Executive Vice President, Global Supplier Management and Consulting step into GBTA’s virtual podcast booth for a chat with Debbie Iannaci, head of Communications and Research for GBTA. They share their expert insights and outlooks on innovation across topics from customer engagement and experience improvements, to ESG and sustainability in business travel, to how corporate travel and policies are recovering and adapting from COVID-19.

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A whole new world EMEA: An update on the 2021 GBTA Business Travel Index show art A whole new world EMEA: An update on the 2021 GBTA Business Travel Index

The Business of Travel

Last year, GBTA released our flagship report—the Business Travel Index or BTI—in partnership with HRS. The BTI estimates business travel spend around the world and forecasts spending five years into the future. With a new BTI set for release at the GBTA Convention in August 2022, and a VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) world that brought some more unforeseeable events that happened since, we wanted to reflect back on last year’s release and examine where the industry stands today and discuss some of the key trends and issues that will likely drive the updated...

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The race to net zero – a guide to the EU’s ETS (Emission Trading Scheme) show art The race to net zero – a guide to the EU’s ETS (Emission Trading Scheme)

The Business of Travel

In July 2021, The EU Commission introduced ETS (Emission Trading Scheme) as part of the Fit for 55 Package, to reduce and manage EU emissions. This podcast gives a simple explanation of ETS, why it is important for the business travel sector and what GBTA is doing to ensure the industry is represented. Catherine Logan, Region VP EMEA – GBTA is joined by Monika Patriarchea of Grayling, GBTA’s public affairs agency.

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A whole new world: 2021 GBTA Business Travel Index & The Perspective from Latin America show art A whole new world: 2021 GBTA Business Travel Index & The Perspective from Latin America

The Business of Travel

Last year, GBTA released our flagship report—the Business Travel Index or BTI—in partnership with HRS. The BTI estimates business travel spend around the world and forecasts spending five years into the future. With a new BTI set for release at the GBTA Convention in August 2022, and a VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) world that brought some more unforeseeable events that happened since, we wanted to reflect back on last year’s release and examine where the industry stands today and discuss some of the key trends and issues that will likely drive the updated...

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New Trends in Project-Based Business Travel featuring Roomex’s Darin Peterson show art New Trends in Project-Based Business Travel featuring Roomex’s Darin Peterson

The Business of Travel

As the business travel industry continues to recover, business travel itself is changing. What types of trips are travelers taking and are there different processes for booking and payment? Hear from Darin Peterson, sales manager for Roomex, and Chris Ely, research director at GBTA discuss some key findings from a recent poll GBTA conducted in partnership with Roomex. Some key topics include: Project-based business travel: How typical/frequent is project-based travel at companies? ​ Travel frequency: How frequent to employees travel for work? How do they travel? How is travel booked and what...

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It’s SME Again – Going for the Gold! How One Olympic Coach Uses Business Travel to Win. show art It’s SME Again – Going for the Gold! How One Olympic Coach Uses Business Travel to Win.

The Business of Travel

On episode 3 of this 4-part series we learn how travel can turn to Gold.  Hosts Amy Thiessen and Greg Bell chat with 3-time Gold-medal winning coach of the US Women's Water Polo team, Adam Krikorian.  Adam has a nearly perfect record with the team, and we learn that travel, particularly transformational travel, has been a key ingredient to his success - especially a team retreat to Colorado with 7-days of silence!  Adam Krikorian has been coaching the Senior National US Women’s Water Polo Team since 2009 and has been just about perfect. Team USA has competed in 23 major FINA...

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Managing Travel Disruptions to Improve Travel show art Managing Travel Disruptions to Improve Travel

The Business of Travel

As travel restrictions start to open up there are now different disruptions the travel industry is facing. This podcast explores the issues the industry encountered during the pandemic and the new challenges with releasing restrictions and travelers who are now on the move. We welcome Ben Barrocas (IATA - Country Manager – USA & Canada) and Janik Reigate (GTAA-Director Strategic Customer Relationships) to the podcast to share their experiences, challenges and future opportunities.  Their insights help to understand these post-pandemic times and how all of these lessons...

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Tom Richardson, Director of Solutions Consulting at Equus Software, joined with Debbie Iannaci, GBTA’s head of Global Communications, Research and PR at GBTA Conference 2022 | Toronto Podcast Booth to discuss the current trends, best ways to manage business travelers, and how to mitigate risk.