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Business travel trends: Four things to expect in 2014 | By Michael W. McCormick

Executive Director at the GBTA


The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is bullish on the future of business travel. Global business travel spending is on the rise, and they expect that trend to continue through next year and beyond. In fact, their most recent GBTA BTI™ Outlook – Annual Global Report & Forecast , a comprehensive study of business travel spending and growth covering 75 countries across 48 industries, shows steady business travel spending in the second half of 2013 that is expected to lay the foundation for 8.2% growth in 2014. We asked Michael McCormick, the GBTA’s Executive Director, for his take on the near term.