Nearly 70 percent of travel buyers say that enforcing policy compliance is among the most challenging aspects of their job, according to new research out today from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) in partnership with RoomIt by CWT. While travelers may book out-of-policy for preferred properties or amenities, there is also a large gap in traveler knowledge of company policy.
U.S. airlines carried an estimated 75.3 million systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passengers, seasonally-adjusted, in October 2018, up 0.1 percent from the September estimate, according to a Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) first estimate.
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A new report from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the European Travel Commission (ETC) shows that outbound tourism from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) – comprising six countries of the Arabian peninsula – has grown strongly in recent years, with international tourism expenditure surpassing USD 60 billion in 2017.
Travel to and within the U.S. grew 1.6 percent year-over-year in September, according to the U.S. Travel Associations latest Travel Trends Index (TTI) – marking the industrys 105th straight month of overall expansion.
The new research reveals how the travel industry is developing within the fast-changing global economic and social environment.
European destinations reported healthy growth this summer despite rising political risks and less relaxed financial conditions posing a threat to the global economic outlook. Growth momentum was boosted by robust intra-European demand and improved air connectivity, notably from China.