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GBTA Forecasts Strong Global Business Travel Spend

Posted on August 15, 2018
The current high-growth business travel era has been fueled by improving economies around the globe.
The current high-growth business travel era has been fueled by improving economies around the globe.

Global business travel spending reached $1.33 trillion in 2017, advancing 5.8% over 2016 levels, according to the GBTA BTI Outlook – Annual Global Report & Forecast, a new report released yesterday at GBTA Convention 2018 by the Global Business Travel Association. Spending is forecast to advance another 7.1% in 2018 and will expand to $1.7 trillion by 2022.

“This pick-up in growth could signify an end to the ‘Era of Uncertainty’ in global business travel, but rising protectionism is coming at precisely the wrong time,” said Michael W. McCormick, GBTA executive director and COO. “The direction of trade policy is far and away the biggest wild card that could impact our forecast for global business creating uncertainty that could derail the recovery.”

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