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GBTA BTI™ Outlook Annual Global Report & Forecast: Prospects for Global Business Travel 2017-2021

To better understand the value of a business function, you need to measure it. But the activity of business travel lacked a comprehensive global description and a set of metrics from which travel managers, suppliers, and facilitators could plan for the future. In 2009, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation embraced this challenge by producing the first-ever study of global business travel activity. The result was an exhaustive study of business travel spending, productivity, and growth that originally covered 75 countries across 48 industries over fifteen years, including a rolling 5- year projection. The analysis has been enhanced and updated each year since then.

The GBTA Foundation has once again updated the study for 2017, as well as its projections and companion database. Given the significant global economic, market and policy challenges that remain some eight years after the Great Recession, tracking economic progress and keeping a watchful eye on business travel performance remains paramount.
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Paul Yachnes
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Date Modified: Jul 18, 2017
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