American workers left a record number of vacation days on the table last year—768 million days, up 9% from 2017—according to new research from the U.S. Travel Association, Oxford Economics and Ipsos.
The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today commended Governor Pritzker for signing the Hotel and Casino Employee Safety Act included in SB0075 the Workforce Transparency Act, which includes anti-sexual harassment policies and provides employee safety devices to hotel associates.
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) - the voice of the global business travel industry, wrapped up its 51st annual Convention this week in Chicago. Technology and the future of business travel management were the predominant themes throughout the five-day industry gathering that brought together over 7,000 travel professionals and industry leaders.
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)—the voice of the global business travel industry, announced five newly elected members to its global Board of Directors following the 2019 election during GBTA Convention in Chicago.
The Global Business Travel Associations—the voice of the business travel industry held its 5th Annual Media Day on August 4, 2019 at GBTA Convention 2019 in Chicago. Media Day features breaking news from prominent travel companies.
Most travel buyers agree companies can improve employee retention or reduce turnover through various traveler-centric efforts. These include travel upgrades such as business class (80%), better quality technology (80%), more traveler-centric policies (77%), additional time off for frequent travel (73%), better customer service from their TMC/travel program (68%), better quality vendors/suppliers (63%), and less strict rules (53%).
One of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals' (HFTP's) priorities as an organization is to support students who are working towards higher degrees within the industry. While any full-time hospitality student can sign up for free association membership, several student members are also invited annually to volunteer behind the scenes at the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC) in North America.
Travel to and within the U.S. grew 2.4% year-over-year in June, according to the U.S. Travel Association's latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)—travel's worst performance since September 2018.
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced the launch of the new Accommodations RFP. The updated RFP reflects the changing marketplace to include various accommodation solutions that buyers are using and considering for their travel programs.
After posting sharp rises in 2019, prices in the global travel industry are likely to slow in 2020, with flights rising a modest 1.2%, hotels rising only 1.3%, and rental car rates up 1%, according to the sixth annual Global Travel Forecast, published today by CWT and GBTA.