Intelligence

AMEX GBT reveals average national meal limits for business travellers

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has launched its meal expense whitepaper, Savings for Cravings, which examines tactics and policies that optimise what is widely seen as the third largest corporate travel and expense...

Sabre survey reveals trends shaping booking behaviour in APAC

As economic growth continues to sweep across the Asia-Pacific, more and more companies are expecting their corporate travel managers to contribute to their business success by asking them to look for door-to-door travel booking...

PCMA Foundation-funded study reveals booking trends of large-scale, urban convention attendees

In a study collaboratively commissioned by Hilton, NYC & Company and PCMA Foundation, it was found that half of all delegates attending large-scale, urban conventions are circumventing the established room-reservation process and booking accommodations...

Tokyo is APAC’s top city for bleisure

Tokyo has come out tops as the best bleisure city in a survey of 26 cities in Asia-Pacific, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit's 2019 bleisure barometer: Asia's best cities for work and recreation...

Global airfares expected to fall in April: CWT

CWT Solutions Group forecasts global average ticket prices (ATP) for air bookings will drop to around US$673 by April, down just over 4% from February levels, as published fares correct from the sharp increase...

Reviews hold sway even over business travel: Airplus

No less than 97% of Indian business travellers and 95% of Chinese business travellers surveyed by Airplus base their hotel booking decisions on reviews at least occasionally. Overall, of the 2,180 business travellers from 24...

HRS offers deeper insights into hotel sourcing

HRS has unveiled its new Hotel Sourcing Report to provide intelligence on 2019 rate projections, the progress of continuous sourcing, rate trends in Shanghai and hotel scenarios for manufacturing companies. Hotel sourcing is an an...

One size no longer fits all in business events: PCMA

Biodegradable meeting spaces, artificial intelligence and serendipity will all play a significant role in the future of meetings and business events, according to PCMA's Trends of 2019: The Future of Meetings & Events study. In...

AMEX GBT forecasts stable air fares overall; with fluctuations on some major routes

The Air Monitor 2019, published by American Express Global Business Travel (AMEX GBT), finds that fare levels should remain stable on many of the world’s major air routes in 2019. Capacity and growing competition, including...

Experience creation tops list of ‘must have’ for events in APAC: IACC

Experience creation is the top priority for event planners in Asia Pacific, according to IACC’s inaugural APAC edition of its Meeting Room of the Future report. The report revealed that 66 per cent of the...