Travel and Meetings
Use for: benchmarking travel programs and rates
GBTA Hub, for members, is the largest online library dedicated to the business travel industry. GBTA offers benchmarking tools and indices, in addition to the Annual Global Report and Forecast. GTP certification is also offered. Content-rich site.
Use for: U.S. corporate travel market data and forecast
Phocuswright provides information and analysis on the travel, tourism and hospitality markets. Their U.S. Corporate Travel Report explores the state of the U.S. corporate travel market, including sizing and projections through 2024.
Use for: articles specifically for travel procurement pros
This publication is a sister publication to Business Travel News and is a free quarterly print publication specifically intended to help procurement professionals in all areas, from sourcing to reporting.
Use for: deep resource for industry associations
This site hosts access to Corporate and Incentive Travel, along with two other industry-related publications. The Resources section provides a lengthy list industry associations, along with convention/visitors bureaus.
Use for: EventTech supplier discovery, landscape map
Piratex has created a comprehensive EventTech landscape map consisting of 341 tools and solutions. The solutions are organized via 9 categories, including All-in-one solutions, Video conferencing, and Collaboration tools, to name a few.
Use for: real-time reshopping, auditing, benchmarking
TRIPBAM provides auditing technology that tracks and reviews corporate travel market data, corporate negotiated rates and supplier contracts. Clients receive hotel and air insights across more than 180 countries around the globe.
Use for: news, open access per diems, reference info
Corp travel buyers can obtain excellent background by reading the Business Travel Buyer's Handbook. The Corporate Travel Index provides free cost data on cities, hotels, car rentals, and food per diems. There is also a supplier directory.
Use for: staying up to date on strategic news and info
Northstar Meetings Group publishes Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Incentive, SportsTravel, M&C Asia, M&C China and Meeting News, providing critical news analysis and research, practical strategies, and sourcing services.
Use for: incentive travel resources and annual index
The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) is a Business Events association dedicated to the global incentive travel industry, providing online resources, education, and certification. Also provides the Incentive Travel Industry Index.
Use for: event tech suppler discovery and key trends