Travel and Meetings data can also be found in the non-commodity focused resources on the Multi-Inclusive Market page, in addition to coverage provided by the various bloggers, analysts, publications, and networking communities listed under Procurement Profession

Use for: travel program research and whitepapers

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) is a global educational association that advocates for global corporate travel buyers, agencies, and suppliers. Members represent more than 100 countries and are all executive-level with access to industry research, webinars, white papers, and best practices information.

Use for: open access forecasts - supply, demand and pricing trends for air, hotel, meetings and ground transportation

BCD Travel publishes its annual Industry Forecast to give travel and procurement managers insight into a range of factors they can use to benchmark against key performance indicators and to prepare for supplier negotiations and budgeting. The forecast includes supply, demand and pricing trends for air, hotel, meetings and ground transportation for all major regions in the world. BCD Travel releases the full global and regional forecasts in September.

Use for: comprehensive news and research, background information, open access per diems, supplier rankings

BTN Business Travel News is a respected resource for corporate travel buyers that delivers news and research for organizations that manage travel. For excellent background information, use the Business Travel Buyer's Handbook to help structure a travel management program; establish a travel and expense policy; select a travel management company; get started with meetings management; set up a corporate lodgings program; work with airlines, car rental firms, and chauffeured car providers; select a corporate payment system; choose technology and data reporting partners; and take on travel risk management. The annual Corporate Travel Index provides free data on per diems in 100 US and 100 non-US cities; hotel costs in 100 US and non-US cities; car rental costs in 100 US cities; food costs in 100 cities and 100 non-cities; total per diems in non-US Americas, Asia/Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Also offered are car, hotel, and airline supplier survey rankings and reports. 

Use for: benchmarking air, hotel, rental car programs and rates, global market/industry forecasts, education

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is an organization for business travel and meeting managers, as well as travel service providers and provides networking events, news, education and professional development, research, and advocacy. Members can browse and access resources including a robust library that offers a comprehensive and current collection of documents and webinars. The GBTA BTI™ Outlook Annual Global Report & Forecast: Prospects For Global Business Travel 2019-2023 is an exhaustive study of business travel spending, productivity, and growth. 2020 Global Travel Forecast: Global Air, Hotel, And Ground Prices is a collaboration between the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and CWT. The GBTA Travel Research Tools include Airfare, Hotel, and Car Rental  reports, where you can measure and compare your spend see how your program compares. The Managed Travel Index is a tool designed to help non-supplier travel professionals identify areas of strength and opportunity. Also offered are: Sustainability Self-Assessment Tool, Travel Tech Maturity Index, Travel Risk Management Maturity Model (TRM3), Self-Assessment, and Strategic Meetings Management Maturity Index. The GBTA offers the Global Travel Professional (GTP) Certification through the GBTA Academy.

Use for: meeting, trade show, and convention planning

Meetings and Conventions is an online resource from Northstar Travel Media Sites, for meeting, trade show, and convention planning professionals. A print version is available for free to qualified requestors. The website features national and international destination guides, news and feature articles, research, white papers, and poll results. Also provided are links to helpful resources such as the latest U.S. Department of State travel warnings; metric measurement converters; passport information; and event budget, seating, and annual meeting cost calculators.

Use for: exhaustive open access meeting destination, convention/visitors bureaus, and industry associations lists

This site hosts access to Corporate and Incentive Travel, Association Conventions and Facilities, and Insurance and Financial Meetings Management. Corporate and Incentive Travel offers the latest industry trends, news on new and expanded venues, technology, and in-depth profiles of popular meeting destinations. The Resources section provides exhaustive lists of conventions/visitors bureaus and industry associations.

Use for: staying up to date on strategic news and information

Successful Meetings, sister publication of Meetings & Conventions, is an online source for news and information for meetings, conventions, incentives, and trade show professionals. The Strategy section includes articles about negotiation and contracts. Research and white papers can be found in the News section, along with hotel and destination updates. Northstar Meetings Group has revamped its business events awards programs, consolidating Meetings & Conventions’ Gold Awards and Successful Meetings’ Pinnacle Awards into a new meetings industry awards program: The Stella Awards.  Stella Awards recognize hotels, convention centers, conference centers, airlines, cruise lines, DMO/CVBs, and DMCs that consistently deliver quality service and innovation to meeting and events professionals. Also look to Meeting News, and Incentive, two other Northstar publications.

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