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In April, 85 percent of more than 600 buyer and supplier respondents told GBTA they “like” or “love” working in the business travel industry. “Once you’re in it, no matter how hard you try, you don’t leave,” said GBTA VP of education and engagement Jill Koronkiewicz. “You keep coming back. It’s inclusive and welcoming; there…

Exogenous Factors Stymie Big Three Airline Competition

Major carriers face ongoing pilot shortages, air traffic control deficiencies, aircraft supply chain and engine troubles, and softer domestic demand. Where they are adding capacity, it’s in their strength markets, primarily with bigger planes and denser seat configurations. Southwest’s growth in major markets notwithstanding, the big carriers are staying out of each other’s way. American,…

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At the end of September, Travelport reduced its workforce. Sources said the cut was about 10 percent of employees. A media relations official declined to address that figure. “Our goal is to be the industry’s most effective and efficient company, delivering the best technology that enables our customers to be the most modern retailers,” the…

It’s Settled: Pandemic Erased Roughly One-Fourth Of Business Travel

Three-quarters of a huge industry is a huge industry. With messy year-over-omicron first-quarter comparisons behind it, corporate travel has settled in to its traditional single-digit percentage growth pattern and is now at about 75 percent of its pre-pandemic self. It’s been there for most of 2023. American Express Global Business Travel on Tuesday said transactions…

Domestic U.S. Business Fares Cool Off

Despite strong underlying demand, slowly recovering business travel, constrained capacity and rising costs, business airfares slipped in 2022. There are indications that fare growth in 2023 will be modest, at least in North America. American Express Global Business Travel in December said it anticipated a roughly 3 percent increase for corporate airfares within the region…

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