Intelligence

BCD Travel’s new travel risk report warns of broader set of threats

As travel resumes, travellers can expect to face a broader set of risks, beyond those associated with the pandemic, according to BCD Travel’s latest Travel Risk Outlook report. Based on both internal statistics from BCD’s...

Event venue revenue expected to surpass 2019’s by 2023: IACC study

Two-thirds of venues say they will recover to 2019 meeting revenue levels in 2022 or 2023, with Danish and Australian venues predicting the fastest recovery, according to the International Association of Conference Centres' (IACC)...

GBTA notes double-digit surge in business travel since February

Business travel is surging forward, international travel is returning, and despite new challenges, industry recovery is entrenched, observes the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) in its latest April Business Travel Recovery Poll. In addition, corporate...

Business travel to play a central role in the future of work

American Express Global Business Travel (Amex GBT) and cultural analysis firm CULTIQUE, have teamed up to pen a whitepaper detailing why travel is essential for cultivating winning cultures and achieving business goals in the...

Global exhibition revenues to reach 71% of 2019 levels this year: UFI

The exhibitions industry is on track to accelerate its recovery, driven by more physical exhibitions and business events taking place this year, according to UFI's latest edition of the Global Barometer research. In terms of...

In-person collaboration, technology and ethics top meeting planners’ wishlists: IACC

The value and outputs of meeting in-person mean face-to-face meetings remain crucial but the trend towards smaller hub-and-spoke format meetings with in-person regional groups connected virtually is here to stay, according to IACC’s (International...

Corporate travel spending in Middle East to rise by 32% in 2022

Business travel expenditure in the Middle East is forecast to rise by 32% this year, following a predicted 49% increase during 2021, according to a report by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)...

Traveller confidence and sustainability take front row seats in corporate travel agendas: AMEX GBT

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has published a whitepaper setting out key trends that travel and meetings & events managers should keep an eye on for 2022. Along with specific sector trends across hotel,...

Omicron dampens near-term momentum for business travel: GBTA

New variant developments, government restrictions, and international policy inconsistencies are currently hindering a more accelerated return for global business travel. However, the industry continues to reflect progress and optimism in its long-view expectations for...

APAC TMCs most optimistic that business travel will recover: Amadeus

The impact the pandemic has had on business travel is well documented and the changing market conditions are leading to a significant shift in the industry. Rebuilding Business Travel – Insights from global TMC leaders...