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The Business of Travel is the official podcast of the Global Business Travel Association covering all things related to business travel. Expect weekly episodes each featuring interviews with industry experts and thought leaders on a range of key issues affecting the business travel industry. Visit gbta.org to learn more.

The Business of Travel Global Business Travel Association

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    • 4.4 • 9 Ratings

The Business of Travel is the official podcast of the Global Business Travel Association covering all things related to business travel. Expect weekly episodes each featuring interviews with industry experts and thought leaders on a range of key issues affecting the business travel industry. Visit gbta.org to learn more.

    Women in Tech Series: Keeping the Ladder Down

    Women in Tech Series: Keeping the Ladder Down

    We have all heard about climbing the corporate ladder, but have you ever thought about what it means to keep the ladder down for others? Join Annette Cumming and Lisa Casewell as they explore the important topic of leveraging opportunities to support and promote women in leadership.

    • 30 min
    Insights and Outcomes: Unpacking the 2022 Business Travel Index™ Forecast

    Insights and Outcomes: Unpacking the 2022 Business Travel Index™ Forecast

    Jon Gray, Rockport Analytics sat down with Chris Ely, head of GBTA Research during the 2022 GBTA Convention to get a closer look into the 2022 Business Travel Index from GBTA made possible by Mastercard.

    • 22 min
    ESG Efforts and Innovations for Business Travel’s Greener Future

    ESG Efforts and Innovations for Business Travel’s Greener Future

    Sustainability is emerging as a major driver in the evolution of business travel and that definitely includes in the hotel space. Jean Garris Hand, Vice President, Global ESG, Hilton sat down with Debbie Iannaci, head of GBTA Communications and Research during the 2022 GBTA Convention to provide insights on how sustainability is shaping business travel, Hilton’s commitment and efforts in prioritizing ESG initiatives and innovations including their updated ESG framework, and how they are helping corporate customers focus their carbon footprint and getting to a net zero future.

    • 11 min
    How Travel Managers Can Drive Insights and Outcomes Using Data and AI

    How Travel Managers Can Drive Insights and Outcomes Using Data and AI

    With data and technology available increasingly in abundance in the business travel sector, how can you harness and make the most of it? Peter Psaltakis, Director Solutions Engineering, and Stephen Pitcher, Chief Data Science Officer, both from FCM joined Debbie Iannaci, head of GBTA Communications and Research during the 2022 GBTA Convention to provide their perspectives on why travel managers are challenged with converting data into insights, the role artificial intelligence (AI) can play, how predictive analytics can aid proactive decisions, and data’s role in the “triple bottom-line” of people, planet and profit.

    • 24 min
    Air, Hotel, Car: Future Forecast for Pricing in the Travel Industry

    Air, Hotel, Car: Future Forecast for Pricing in the Travel Industry

    Julian Walker, Vice President of External Communications and Public Relations for CWT, and Shawn DuBravac, CEO, Avrio Institute, sit down at the 2022 GBTA Convention to discuss the recently released 8th Annual CWT GBTA Global Business Travel Forecast 2023. Topics include the pressures on travel supply pricing, staffing challenges, and rising overall costs against a backdrop of strong travel demand and capacity limitations.

    • 18 min
    An Analyst’s View on Forecasts, Disruptions and Loyalty in Business Travel

    An Analyst’s View on Forecasts, Disruptions and Loyalty in Business Travel

    How should we be thinking about the current state of business travel and the industry and what might be coming next and why? Henry Harteveldt, founder and travel industry analyst for Atmosphere Research sat down with Debbie Iannaci, head of GBTA Communications and Research during the 2022 GBTA Convention to provide his informed perspectives on the general outlook for global business travel over the next year, when we might see recent travel disruptions dissipate, the potential long-term effects on travel brand loyalty, and what business travelers are thinking about now as they get back on the road and in the air.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Road warrior from NYC ,

Pulling the industry together

GBTA’s Business of Travel pulls together thought leaders across several categories and geographies in easy to digest conversations about current trends and opportunities within the corporate travel space.

JustinOWill1 ,

Great content, terrible audio

I like what the GBTA is doing going into the podcast arena; however, a lot of work needs to be done to ensure listeners can hear what is actually going on during the podcast, and not be straining against technical audio quality issues.

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