2012 Travel Management Compensation and Benefits Survey: Canada

Statistics & Metrics

original author/publisher GBTA Foundation

Date: December 17, 2012


About this Resource

The 2012 Travel Management Compensation and Benefits Survey: Canada from the GBTA Foundation is an annual report based on the responses of 69 corporate travel and meetings managers working in Canada.  The report is designed to allow individual travel managers to compare their compensation levels and benefits with those of their peers.  The report provides detailed data on respondents' gender, job titles, professional certification, years of experience, and more.

Key Findings:


Compensation levels for travel professionals tend to increase as total domestic travel spend increases. In 2012 the base salary increased an average of 3.3% from 2011 to $86,544.


Travel managers are responsible for global programs, with 68% of respondents indicating their program covers travelers in other countries.

The travel managers' roles are varied and vital. They are responsible for administering their corporate travel programs (84%); negotiating with travel vendors (84%); and, developing and administering their travel policy (79%).

Travel managers also have responsibilities in other areas such as meeting planning (42%), evaluating new technology (74%) and developing strategic meetings management programs (32%).

Professional Development:

Most respondents reported their professional associations dues (90%) and convention attendance (86%) are benefits paid fully by their employers.

Three out of four respondents (74%) said their employers also covered continuing education.

Resource contributor

Paul Yachnes

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