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For the fourth year, the GBTA Foundation in partnership with Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) have produced the 2018 Global Travel Forecast. This report is designed to assist travel buyers as they budget for and negotiate their 2018 travel programs, helping companies realize the greatest value for their travel spend. Research was conducted with assistance from Rockport Analytics, a leader in global market research and insight, and additional analysis and context was provided by experts from CWT Solutions Group, CWT’s dedicated consulting division. This report was made possible with the support of the Carlson Family Foundation.
- Economic context to put travel prices in perspective
- Currency and inflation insight for major markets
- Price forecasts for airlines, hotels and car rental suppliers
- Recommendations for program success in 2018
Travel becomes more personalized, there is an increasing need to understand how travel preferences and behaviors vary from one traveler type to another.
In this research we investigate gender differences in booking business travel, with a specific focus on the advance purchasing of air tickets. Besides gender, age and travel frequency are also considered. When a like-for-like comparison is performed, we find that women book their flights 1.9 days earlier than men, on average.
A comparison of the fare paid by the two genders is also conducted. Discover more!
This report was produced by CWT Solutions Group in collaboration with Dr. J. Donna (Ohio State University) and Dr. G. Veramendi (Arizona State University).Download
Faster, smarter, better? is a global study on the impact of emerging technologies and trends on managed travel.
This latest global research by the CWT Travel Management Institute explores the main emerging technologies and trends impacting managed travel today. Drawing on industry experts, case studies and extensive surveys, the report shows how travelers and travel managers are adapting to change, eager to make the most of new tools and services.
The objectives in this study: Identify the main emerging technologies and trends expected to impact the managed travel industry over the next three to five years; Assess the impact on managed travel programs; Share best practices and recommendations to help companies assess these developments and make appropriate choices.
White Paper: Perspective on industry-shaping developments.
The sharing economy is here stay, now what? The idea of sharing is not new but online marketplaces, with ever-increasing capabilities, have created new and easy ways to facilitate sharing in business. Today the “sharing economy” mostly refers to individuals renting goods or services they need from other individuals using technology-based networks to facilitate transactions.
Read more about the sharing economy: As it is not a passing trend, what’s less clear is the level at which travel managers should integrate it into their travel programs. Download your white paper now!Download