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 several short interviews with industry experts and thought leaders on a range of key issues affecting the business travel industry. Visit gbta.org to learn more.
How Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Reshape Corporate Meeting and Event Planning?
In this episode of The Business of Travel, Chris Ely, Research Director, GBTA and Julie Haddix, Senior Director, Industry Solutions, Cvent discuss how the Coronavirus pandemic will reshape corporate meeting and event planning. This discussion, based on a recent GBTA research study sponsored by Cvent, examines how corporate meetings and events will evolve as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Visit Cvent at www.cvent.com to find the full study.
Business Travel Recovery Poll: A Realistic Present, An Optimistic Future
Business travel continues moving forward but uncertainty about COVID-19 variants impacts more accelerated recovery, according to August poll results from GBTA.
Tune in to hear GBTA’s Mark Sharoff, Research Manager, and Debbie Iannaci, head of Communications, unpack the results showing how the rise of Delta and other variants detoured recovery progress, in July and how companies are approaching travel vaccination policies and employee safety protocols.
Deem President David Grace on the Recovery and the Road Ahead
GBTA is pleased to welcome Deem President David Grace to the “Business of Travel” podcast. Corporate travel bookings are a leading indicator of the business travel recovery. Booking data provides a more up-to-date pulse check of the industry than other metrics such as airline passenger enplanements, hotel occupancy rates, or TSA screenings. In this wide-ranging interview, David shares data and commentary about business travel and travel booking technology trends.
Tracking the Pulse of Recovery
Not many could have predicted at the beginning of COVID-19 what would lie ahead. GBTA started its monthly COVID-19 poll in February 2020, just as the earliest hints of the pandemic were appearing. We didn’t have a crystal ball, but we did recognize the importance of keeping a pulse on the new development and potential implications for our members and business travel overall.
Europe – Pushing forward on travel and green initiatives
European Initiatives are shaping the future of business travel. From International travel to an ambitious, wide ranging climate plan, the European Union and Commission are introducing policies that impact your job. This Podcast with Shane Downey, GBTA and Otto Ilveskero of Grayling Public Affairs cover a list of updates on travel restrictions and the EU Fit for 55 agenda.
Meeting Planning 101 for both the Procurement and the Meeting Professional
A discussion on how the meetings industry in Canada has changed and the opportunities that we all face as we "restart" the meetings and events industry here in Canada.
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.