Analysis for The Americas

How we meet matters – eight out of 10 business leaders see positives of in-person meetings

18 May, 2022

Business leaders believe business travel will be necessary and take on many forms as corporate culture evolves. They suggest there will be more of a strategic focus on earning customer trust and winning revenue but also building culture, teamwork and employee relationships. The observations were published in a new whitepaper, ‘How We Meet Matters’ from tClara, sponsored by Cytric by Amadeus, CWT and Delta Air Lines.  

Looking to the US – where business travel appears to be rebounding

20 April, 2022

The first round of data from the new Quarterly Business Travel Tracker from JD Power, US Travel Association and Tourism Economics has revealed that business travel is bouncing back strongly in the United States of America, and that is a positive sign for the rest of the world. The research found that more than four in five (84%) business travellers expect to take at least one trip to attend conferences, conventions or trade shows in the next six months.  

Waldorf Astoria to make landmark Australian debut in early 2025 at prime Sydney harbourside site

12 April, 2022

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, one of Hilton’s iconic luxury hotel brands, will expand into Australia with the signing of Waldorf Astoria Sydney. The hotel is part of AW One Circular Quay’s mixed-use development, One Circular Quay, which is considered one of the few prime harbourside sites in Sydney.  

Going Places – industry appointment highlights for Mar-2022

5 April, 2022

The travel, tourism and aviation industries in the across the globe witness policy and upper level changes on a daily basis. It is important to not only keep tabs of these organisations direction, but to also monitor changes in executive branches to see the wider picture of the travel market. CTC – Corporate Travel Community aims to keep you informed of these movements each month, with a full wrap of the key changes across regional markets, while also featuring key appointments announced for the month.

Here are the key executive changes for Mar-2022:

Wyndham signs first 50 hotels for economy extended-stay brand; US debut but international potential

29 March, 2022

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has unveiled new details about its upcoming economy extended-stay hotel brand. Among them, newly awarded contracts to develop 50 new construction projects across the US with its first two partners: Sandpiper Hospitality and Gulf Coast Hotel Management.  

Business travel is changing and could become more important than ever

22 March, 2022

It is often said that we don’t always recognise the importance of what we have until it’s gone. Whether that’s friends, colleagues, suppliers, or in the corporate travel sector, travel management companies. “In a world where moments really matter, one of lockdown’s legacies is that the value of meeting travellers face-to-face has never been so profoundly understood,” says Drew Crawley, chief commercial officer at American Express Global Business Travel (AmexGBT).  

Historical analysis of US market suggests rising energy prices have limited impact on hotel demand

16 March, 2022

Fluctuating energy prices can be a constant issue for businesses across the travel industry, but while a rising trend in pricing can actually be better managed, it can have severe implications. As COVID fears now recede, energy costs are taking over as a major concern for airlines, logistics specialists and tour operators.  

Going Places – industry appointment highlights for Feb-2022

9 March, 2022

The travel, tourism and aviation industries in the across the globe witness policy and upper level changes on a daily basis. It is important to not only keep tabs of these organisations direction, but to also monitor changes in executive branches to see the wider picture of the travel market. CTC – Corporate Travel Community aims to keep you informed of these movements each month, with a full wrap of the key changes across regional markets, while also featuring key appointments announced for the month.

Around three quarters of US and Canadian travel managers report stricter booking policies post-COVID

1 March, 2022

We are increasingly seeing the return of business travel across the world, but we still remain far from certain what post-pandemic business travel will look like for corporate travel management. With the significant regional variation in recovery though, we can start to get some ideas of changing habits from those geographical areas more advanced with their rebound.

A new study from The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) shares some light on corporate travel managers observations across the US and Canada and suggests it might not be business–as–usual post-pandemic for corporate travel managers, programmes and policies.

Omicron concerns, but travel recovery may already be waning

1 December, 2021

Until this past week many of us may never have heard of Omicron. It is actually the 15th letter in the Greek alphabet and its literal translation from Greek means "small o". However, ‘Oh’, might actually now be a better definition of this new variant of COVID-19 which has spooked governments across the world into again tightening restrictions. This has seen travel bans introduced from southern Africa, where it appears to have originated, and the derailing of recovery strategies in countries such as Australia and Singapore.  

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