GBTA Convention 2021

November 17-19, 2021 | USA

GBTA Convention 2021 will be unlike any other Convention before it, as we come together in person for the first time since our industry was drastically changed and look forward to rebuilding and reshaping the future of business travel.  GBTA Convention 2021 will bring all of us together to learn from experts and each other, in-person. We’re diving deeper than ever before into the topics that will shape the future of our industry: our travelers, our programs, our planet, ourselves. Our industry has changed drastically, and business travel professionals and companies have spent the last year figuring out how to adapt. Convention 2021’s theme is Ready. Safe. Travel. and we’re taking the discussions and solutions to the next level with the leading thinkers, entrepreneurs and change makers,

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For over 25 years, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has been quantifying the economic and employment impact of Travel & Tourism. The 2017 Annual Economic Reports cover 185 countries and 26 regions of the world, providing the necessary data on 2016 performance as well as unique ten-year forecasts on the sector’s future potential.


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2021 USTOA Annual Conference & Marketplace

December 7-11, 2021 | USA

Since USTOA's inception in 1972, the USTOA Annual Conference & Marketplace has distinguished itself for being the only travel industry event in the United States that brings together the leading North American travel companies with tourism suppliers and destinations from around the globe in an intimate and exclusive setting.

CruiseWorld

November 10-12, 2021 | USA

Travel Weekly’s CruiseWorld will bring the industry together for growth and evolution through educational workshops, networking events, and a trademark Exhibitor Showcase. Travel advisors attend seeking education, relationships and new products for their eager customers. Supplier partners are able to establish new sales relationships and share product updates.

WiT Japan & North Asia 2022

January 14-15, 2022 | Japan

How are the global travel brands which had to largely retreat on cross-border travel in Asia Pacific coming out of the pandemic, and how have they taken the opportunity to dig deeper into local markets to come out stronger?When will Asia Pacific’s second largest outbound market get back on its feet? And when it does, what will happen? Who will grab the spoils of recovery.

The Phocuswright Conference 2021

November 15-17, 2021 | USA

Corporate business travel on airlines is expected to shrink by as much as 19 percent, and that decline could become permanent, an analysis from Raleigh-headquartered Beroe, Inc. found. “When travel restrictions were imposed worldwide, businesses replaced direct meetings with virtual ones to contain the pandemic’s spread. Many businesses adapted to virtual meetings and have realized that not all meetings must be in-person. Businesses have also realized huge cost savings on air travel spend,” said Anusree Mohan, senior analyst at Beroe, in a statement. “In the future, airline travel will be a more mindful and thought-out way of traveling, allowing employees to have a better life balance and employers to have a better return on investment.” Prior to the onset of the global coronavirus pandemic, business travelers represented about half of airline revenue, or about 1.7% of total global GDP, according to Beroe. But with businesses seeking cost-saving measures, and integrating virtual meeting tools to conduct meetings, Beroe analysts are predicting short- and long-term effects on air travel.

Spotlight

For over 25 years, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has been quantifying the economic and employment impact of Travel & Tourism. The 2017 Annual Economic Reports cover 185 countries and 26 regions of the world, providing the necessary data on 2016 performance as well as unique ten-year forecasts on the sector’s future potential.

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