GBTA (The Global Business Travel Association) is calling for Asia-Pacific’s business travel industry to participate in a survey, as it looks to host the APAC Travel Summit in Bangkok in partnership with PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association) next month.
The survey is part of a series of GBTA Covid Recovery polls, launched at the outset of the pandemic in 2020 to measure the impact on business travel. The association is aiming to gather insights from local travel buyers, meeting professionals, suppliers, and other business travel stakeholders in Asia-Pacific, about their spend levels and business travel volume, as the industry navigates recovery.
Catherine Logan, regional director of GBTA, said: “According to the latest 2022 GBTA Business Travel Index Outlook – Annual Global Report and Forecast, the global business travel industry continues its progress towards 2019 pre-pandemic spending levels of US$1.4 trillion, with a full recovery forecast for 2026.
“Although global business travel spending is expected to gain 33.8 per cent in 2022, there are some differences anticipated across the world’s top business travel markets. The timing and pace of the recovery will continue to vary significantly from one region of the world to the next, as previously experienced.
“I encourage everyone to put 10 minutes aside to take part in this survey as we will all benefit from deeper insights into the rate of recovery in the APAC region. We all need to get an accurate picture of what is occurring, so we can then collectively determine recovery strategies for all stakeholders going forward.”
The survey can be found here.
The deadline for responses is November 30, 2022.